University of Texas award for Biophysicist Marco Durante
Professor Marco Durante, Head of the GSI Biophysics Research Department, has received the Martin Schneider Memorial Award. With this award, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston honors scientists providing outstanding contributions in radiology or radiotherapy.
The award is associated a special lecture assigned to the laureate. Marco Durante gave the Schneider Memorial Lecture on August 5 in Galveston. The title of the lecture was "Heavy ions in radiotherapy: Do the improved physical and biological properties translate to better outcome in patients?”
The Martin Schneider Memorial Awards is assigned yearly by the University of Texas to honour the first Chairman of the Radiology Department at UTMB. Schneider headed the department form the foundation in 1948 until his death in 1966. With the awarding to Professor Durante it is the first time that the Schneider Memorial Lecture is delivered by a non-US scientist. The award has been given by the Chair of Radiation Oncology at UTMB, Professor Sandra “Sunny” Hatch. (BP)