Conference Program

The scientific program of the MultIChem 2022 Conference is outlined below. The program can also be downloaded as a pdf file.

Monday, May 16

0800 - 0915 Participants registration
0915 - 0930 MultIChem 2022 Opening
Alexey Verkhovtsev, Nigel Mason and Andrey Solov'yov
0930 - 1100 Morning session I: Irradiation-driven transformations of molecular systems
(Chair: Alexey Verkhovtsev)
Andrey Solov'yov, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Multiscale modelling of irradiated MesoBioNano (MBN) systems with MBN Explorer and MBN Studio
Nigel Mason, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Experimental studies on radiation induced transformations of biomolecular systems and their application to radiotherapy
Pablo de Vera, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
The role of Monte Carlo simulations in multiscale modelling for biomedical and technological applications of radiation
1100 - 1130 Coffee break
1130 - 1300 Morning session II: Radiation-induced chemistry
(Chair: Pablo de Vera)
Gérard Baldacchino, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Huge dose rates in water can affect the initial equilibrium between ionization and excitation. Some expected consequences
Brendan Dromey, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Ultrafast Nanodosimetry - investigating the role of nanoscale structure and dynamics during radiation interactions in matter
Ilia Solov'yov, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Modelling of dynamical processes in molecular systems with stochastic dynamics
1300 - 1430 Lunch
1430 - 1615 Afternoon session I: Collision, radiation and transport processes involving nano- and biomolecular systems
(Chair: Nigel Mason)
Thomas Schlathölter, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Gas-phase studies as a tool to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying radiation damage
Lorenzo Avaldi, Institute of Structure of Matter-CNR, Monterotondo, Italy
Unveiling inter- and intra-molecular interactions in homogeneous and hydrated uracil clusters by photoelectron spectroscopy
Theodoros Pavloudis, Nanomaterials Lab, University of Swansea, United Kingdom
Large-scale multi-method simulations in nanocluster science
Amir Kotobi, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
Dynamic structure investigation and spectra prediction of peptides by machine learning techniques
1615 - 1645 Coffee break
1645 - 1800 Roadmap discussion
Poster session

Tuesday, May 17

0930 - 1100 Morning session I: Irradiation-driven transformations of (bio)molecular and biological systems
(Chair: Thomas Schlathölter)
Michael Hausmann, Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Irradiation and biochemistry driven (re)organization of membrane receptors and cell nucleus chromatin domains
João Ameixa, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
DNA radiation damage studies using DNA origami nanostructures
Leo Sala, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Ionizing radiation-induced damage to DNA in solution probed using DNA origami nanosupports
1100 - 1130 Coffee break
1130 - 1300 Morning session II: Biomedical and technological applications of radiation
(Chair: Andrey Solov'yov)
Richard Amos, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom
Future directions in charged-particle radiotherapy: Opportunities and challenges
Dirk Wagenaar, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Radiobiological modelling in clinical treatment planning at the Groningen proton therapy center
Gohar Tsakanova, Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA, Erevan, Armenia
Ultrashort pulsed electron beam irradiation: novel radiation modality for cancer treatment
1300 - 1315 Conference photo
1315 - 1430 Lunch
1430 - 1600 Afternoon session I: Nanofabrication with focused electron beams
(Chair: Juraj Fedor)
Harald Plank, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
3D nanoprinting via focused electron beams: principles and applications
Alexey Verkhovtsev, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Atomistic simulations of irradiation-driven transformations involving organometallic systems
Cornelis Hagen, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherland
Electron beam induced growth of hollow nano-cones: experiments and simulations
1600 - 1630 Coffee break
1630 - 1815 Afternoon session II: Irradiation-driven chemistry in FEBID and FIBID processes
(Chair: Harald Plank)
Lisa McElwee-White, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Custom precursors for FEBID/FIBID: comparison of electron- and ion-induced chemistry
Sven Barth, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bimetallic precursors in focused particle-based deposition: FEBID vs. FIBID
Iwona Szymańska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Processes induced by electrons in molecules of coordination compounds
Cristiano Glessi, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherland
Fabrication of high purity platinum nanostructures through water-assisted simultaneous FEBID/FEBIE
1915 - 2200 Conference dinner

Wednesday, May 18

0900 - 1030 Morning session I: Mechanisms of nanoparticle radiosensitization
(Chair: Malgorzata Smialek-Telega)
Cécile Sicard-Roselli, Institut de Chimie Physique, University Paris Saclay, France
Do we need to decipher radiosensitization mechanism to consider biological applications?
Charnay Cunningham, Radiation Biophysics Division, iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa
Radiosensitization effect of gold nanoparticles in proton therapy
Olivier Tillement, NH TherAguix, France
Ultrasmall hybrid gadolinium-based nanoparticle as clinical radiosensitizer
1030 - 1100 Coffee break
1100 - 1300 Morning session II: Radiation-induced chemistry
(Chair: Ilia Solov'yov)
Juraj Fedor, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic
Electron-induced chemistry: limits of single-collision-conditions data
Duncan Mifsud, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Laboratory studies of astrochemical ices using mid-infrared spectroscopy
Matija Zlatar, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Modeling metal-ligand bonds - from ground to excited states
Malgorzata Smialek-Telega, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Cresols: the influence of the functional group positions
1300 - 1315 Final Discussion and MultIChem 2022 Closing
1315 - 1430 Lunch
1430 - 1700 MultIChem Management Committee Meeting