Biophysics & Radio-Biology Program Advisory Committee (Bio-PAC)
GSI/FAIR have established a Biophysics & Radio-Biology Program Advisory Committee (Bio-PAC) that evaluates experiment proposals in the areas of biophysics, radiobiology, and radiotherapy. The Bio-PAC members give advice to the GSI/FAIR directorate on selecting experiment proposals that are submitted by individual users or user groups, currently for the FAIR-Phase 0 program. Following periodic calls for proposals, the Bio-PAC meets two in two years. The Bio-PAC evaluates the experiment proposals on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility and with regard to the GSI/FAIR strategy, and makes recommendations on the ammount of beam time to be allotted.
'Call for Proposals' - closed
We hereby invite you to submit experiment proposals in the framework of FAIR Phase-0, which offers beamtime for experiments at GSI until the start of FAIR. This includes proposals on technical improvements. Scientific experiment proposals will be evaluated by the Program Advisory Committees. The FAIR Phase-0 program will exploit the facilities of GSI, which have been upgraded to meet the requirements as FAIR injectors, plus the FAIR CRYRING storage ring. Moreover, FAIR Phase-0 will be an opportunity to use detectors developed for FAIR.
The present Call for Proposals for the Bio-PAC is foreseen to offer a total user beamtime (counted as main shifts) in 2023 and 2024 of roughly
- 7 shifts at UNILAC,
- 23 shifts at SIS18.
Your proposals must be submitted by the 30th of June 2022 - Submission is closed!
A list of typically available beam parameters can be found here.
We regret to inform you that currently, participants with Russian or Belarussian affiliation cannot be participants in experiment proposals at GSI/FAIR.
Since 2021 we are using a new platform for proposal and user management: The General Access Tool to the Experimental facilities of GSI / FAIR (GATE).
Registration to GATE under: https://gate.gsi.de.
GATE Short Manual for Users: here
Registration in GATE is possible independant of an open 'Call' at any time and registered users will be informed on new 'Calls'. So it is advisable for interested users to register any time.
All (!) participants of a proposal and experimentalists coming on-site for the experiment need to be registered in GATE (and allow being visible for other users' search in GATE).
Members of the Bio-PAC
- Prof. Dr. Peter Dendooven
University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands / Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Prof. Dr. Oliver Jäkel
DKFZ / HIT, Germany
- Prof. Vincenzo Patera, Chair Bio-PAC (Spokesperson of Biophysics Collaboration)
Sapienza University of Rome, INFN, Italy
- Dr. Yolanda Prezado (Deputy Spokesperson of Biophysics Collaboration)
Institut Curie Centre de Recherche, Centre Universitaire, Orsay, France
- Dr. Michael Story
UT Southwestern - Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Bio-PAC Scientific Secretary
Dr. Karin Füssel
Phone: +49-6159-71 1441
Fax: +49-6159-71 2991
contact by E-Mail to: K.Fuessel(at)gsi.de
Next Bio-PAC Meeting
Date of the next Bio-PAC09 Meeting: September 26-27, 2022
Information for users of the biophysical research facility
Please note that since 2019 GSI provides access to its facilities under INSPIRE (Infrastructure in Proton International Research); a contract within the framework of TNA (EU/Horizon2020 Integrating Activities). Please find more information here.
Recent Bio-PAC Meetings
- Bio-PAC08, June 22/23, 2020: Documents of the meeting (for Bio-PAC members only); Agenda Bio-PAC08
- Bio-PAC07, September 19/20, 2017
- Bio-PAC06 (ESA-Proposals), February 21/22, 2011
- Bio-PAC05, June 24/25, 2010: Agenda Bio-PAC05
- Bio-PAC04 (ESA-Proposals), August 18-20, 2008 (incl. AO-08-IBER)
- Bio-PAC03, May 8/9, 2008: Agenda Bio-PAC03
- Bio-PAC September (14)/15/16, 2005