HYBRID: Combining different medical imaging modalities to detect breast cancer and personalize treatments.

Jan Grahe, MSc

Jan started his studies in physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen before finishing school in 2011. The Society of German Physicists (DPG) honored his outstanding performance with the “DPG Abiturpreis”. After school, he moved to study physics at the University of Aachen, where he was able to broaden his horizon in further domains such as medicine, biomedical engineering and computer programming. Jan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics in 2014. He acquired an ERASMUS+ scholarship and continued his studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, which offers extensive computational physics capabilities. After one year, he returned to the University of Aachen to apply his knowledge in the field of medicine and finished his studies in 2017 with his master’s thesis - a simulation to determine the feasibility of new particle detectors for medical imaging systems. He recently joined PHILIPS Research and the research group Physics of Molecular Imaging (PMI) in their joint approach to improve breast cancer detection by enhancing the significance and quality of hybrid imaging systems.

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