Dr. Stefan Bartzsch
Emmy Noether Group
Academic Career and Research Areas
Dr. Bartzsch studied physics at the University of Jena. He received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in the field of medical physics and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. End of 2016 he moved to the “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of TUM and is leading an independent research team at the Helmholtz Centre Munich in the Institute for Radiation Medicine since 2018.
Dr. Bartzsch (*1986) conducts research in the field of experimental medical physics. Focus of his research is microbeam radiation therapy, an innovative treatment approach, which treats tumours with micrometer sized radiation field. This still preclinical method promises a substantial reduction of side effects known from conventional radiation therapy. In this interdisciplinary area of research, Dr. Bartzsch and his team develop novel x-ray sources and investigate the radiobiological causes for the efficacy of microbeam radiation therapy.
- Emmy Noether research group from the German Research Foundation (2019)
- Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award (2016)
Donzelli, M., Brauer-Krisch, E., Oelfke, U., Wilkens, J. J., & Bartzsch, S. (2018). Hybrid dose calculation: a dose calculation algorithm for microbeam radiation therapy. Physics in Medicine and BiologyAbstract
Bartzsch, S. and Oelfke, U., 2017. Line focus x-ray tubes—a new concept to produce high brilliance x-rays. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 62(22), p.8600.Abstract
Debus, C., Oelfke, U. and Bartzsch, S., 2017. A point kernel algorithm for microbeam radiation therapy. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 62(21), p.8341.Abstract
Bartzsch, S, Eismann, S., Cummings, C., Oelfke, U. (2016). A preclinical microbeam facility with a conventional x-ray tube. Medical Physics. 43, 6301–6308Abstract
Bartzsch, S., Lerch, M., Petasecca, M., Bräuer-Krisch, E., and Oelfke, U. (2014). Influence of polarization and a source model for dose calculation in MRT. Medical Physics 41, 041703.Abstract