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.

Members of the Bio-PAC

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Dendooven
    KVI-CART, 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. Charlot Vandevoorde
    NRF iThemba LABS, South Africa

Bio-PAC Scientific Secretary

Dr. Karin Füssel

GSI, Darmstadt

Phone: +49-6159-71 1441

Fax: +49-6159-71 2991

contact by E-Mail to: K.Fuessel(at)


Call for Proposals

Next Call for Proposals: to be announced

Proposals can then be submitted electronically, via a web form (link: to be announced).

'Call for Proposals' are published through the users' mailinglist. For registering to this mailinglist please see the Users Webpage.

Further information on scheduling of beam time is given under the website: Scheduling, general information on beam time can be found here.

Next Bio-PAC Meeting

Date of the next Bio-PAC09 Meeting: planned for September 26-27, 2022


Information for users of the biophysical research facility

Please see:  Information for Users and Facilities within the Biophysics group.


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


User Servics

Information for Users on services and beam time can be found on the Users' Webpages.  

Central point of contact for associated guests and users on campus is the Welcome Office.


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