Marco Dominietto, PhD


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Office: BMC – Biomaterials Science Center, University of Basel, Gewerbestrasse 14, 4123 Allschwil, Switzerland

My name is Marco Dominietto, I’m a medical physicist with a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering.

My main research interests are focused on the modelling of physiological processes of tumor growth, medical imaging integration, small animal experiments, personalized and precision medicine.

As medical physicist, I spent six years in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy departments at the University Hospital of Novara, Italy. During this time, I participated to several projects based on texture analysis, pattern recognition and image co-registration with the aim to improve the radiation dose delivery in oncological patients treated with radiation therapy.

Following these topics, I moved to Geneva at CERN (TERA Foundation) for a project related to the development of a 3D dose calculating system for proton pencil beam radiotherapy.

As a consequence, I decided to deal more with basic research, which led me to start a PhD at ETH and University of Zurich. The PhD project and the first PostDoctoral fellowship, were focused on developing multimodality imaging approaches to study tumor angiogenesis and its fractal physiology both in small animals and human beings.

I’m currently employed at the University of Basel following two main areas of interest: medical imaging integration in a context of complex network approach and the development of artificial muscles based on active polymers.

Aside the scientific activity, I am responsible for the organization of the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel.

Basel, 29.03.2017

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