|Name||Maria Filomena Botelho|
|Role||Full Professor, Tenure|
|Institution||University of Coimbra|
|Keywords / Areas of Interest||Biophysics, Radiobiology, Nuclear oncology, Radiopharmarcy, Animal Models of Disease|
|Expertise sought||Side effects, observed in radiation therapy, could be related to the uncertainties in the RBE, we propose a stepwise multidisciplinary approach that combines Monte Carlo (MC) track structure codes, mathematical modelling and radiobiology studies. We pretend to have a partner from UT Austin able to perform the radiobiology studies with protons for validation of MC simulations.|
I am a Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Director of Biophysics Institute of FMUC and Leader of the Research Line Modelling in Cancer at CIMAGO-iCBR, CIBB. I graduated in Medicine in 1981 and completed my Ph.D. in Medicine (Physiological Sciences – Biophysics) in 1992, and my Habilitation on Medicine (Physiological and Technological Sciences – Biophysics) in 2000. With more than 30 years of experience in research, my main interests are Biophysics, development of animal models for human diseases (cancer, cardiac ischemia), Nuclear Oncology (from molecular biology to molecular imaging), photodynamic therapy in pre-clinical models and radiopharmacy. I partake as a collaborator on 20 projects and as a PI on 23 projects during my career. Along with research, I have a large teaching and supervision experience.