PhD student in medical physics
Louise Marc is a PhD-candidate at the University hospital of Zurich in the department of Medical Physics, more concretely in cancer treatment by radiotherapy. During her Bachelor studies in Physics at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), an exchange year at École Centrale Paris followed by a Master in Applied Physics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), she could get in touch with different domains at the interface between physics and medicine. Determined to improve and innovate in the health field with a physicist's approach, she is interested in interdisciplinary questions. Her current research is about how to improve the conventional radiotherapy, i.e. photontherapy, in terms of precision through the use of protons. The so-called proton therapy is more costly but generally much more precise. Thus, it potentially represents in combination with the use of photons, a general improvement for radiotherapy in clinics. Louise is passionated about music, and lives her passion particularly by playing the piano since her childhood.