Palestinian German Science Bridge (PGSB) sponsors an intensive course on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Fundamentals and Advanced Physics

Palestinian German Science Bridge (PGSB) sponsors an intensive course on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Fundamentals and Advanced Physics

6 June, 2022

Al-Quds University AQU and the Arab American university Palestine AAUP in cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich, and in coordination with the Palestine Academy for Science & Technology PALAST, organized an intensive course on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Fundamentals and Advanced Physics from 3-13th of May 2022, and hosted by two Palestinian universities; Al-Quds University and the Arab American University of Palestine AAUP. 

Al-Quds University 7/9-5-2022 with coordination Dr. Elham Kateeb of the deanship of scientific research and Dr. Hussein ALMasri of the medical imaging department. 
Arab American University of Palestine AAUP 10/11-5-2022 with coordination Dr. Nouar Qutob dean of faculty of graduate studies and Dr. Yousef Mimi of the department of health sciences. 

The courses focused on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) fundamentals and advanced physics - two experts from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-4) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany, Ahlam Issa, a PGSB PhD fellow, and her supervisor Dr. Christoph Lerche, a group leader of the PET physics group and a senior scientist with more than twenty years of experience in the Positron Emission Tomography.  Together, they created an advanced course targeting the Master's students of the medical imaging departments in Palestinian universities. They held a series of theoretical lectures and practical sessions for the attendees from the two Palestinian universities and introduced the recent developments in the field of PET Physics. 

The main objective of the course is to teach students and staff about nuclear medicine science, the PET modality, and quantitative PET imaging. Furthermore, the course aims to provide orientation to the students about the required skills for this modality.

The courses have provided a platform for academics, researchers, and students from various Palestinian universities to present their interest in the fields of PET, where it was described to be of high value by all participants. The students and staff provided positive feedback to the organizers and requested a continuation of the course to bridge the scientific knowledge and experience between FZJ and the universities.

The course was sponsored and executed under the frame of the PGSB program, which aims to develop joint research and education programs, coordinated and implemented by PALAST and Forschungszentrum Jülich, and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Science and Scientific Research BMBF.
 

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