Dr William Counter, Sydney Medical School student
Dr William Counter received his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada in 2013. His research focused on pre-clinical imaging of pulmonary structure and function using μCT, SPECT, and PET. Additionally, he worked on the development of 3D-models of pulmonary airways and vasculature to facilitate image analysis and to simulate the deposition of inhaled particles. Dr Counter is also currently a student at Sydney Medical School. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, reading, and playing sports (especially hockey, snowboarding, and golf).
Chiara Paganelli, PhD Student, Politecnico di Milano
Chiara Paganelli was born in Italy in 1987. She received her M.Sc. in Bioengineering in 2011 from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, under the supervision of Prof. Marco Riboldi. Her research interests include medical image analysis and processing for organ motion quantification in radiotherapy. Specifically, her PhD project is based on the validation of real time tumor tracking models based on dynamic MRI imaging. During a six-months period in Sydney (September 2014 – February 2015), she will work on the MRI-Linac program with Prof. Paul Keall, thus starting a collaboration between Politecnico di Milano and University of Sydney.