OMA consortium announces accession of new adjunct partner

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Our adjunct partners share the training visions of the OMA project and are an important and integral part of the network. They provide additional research, contribute actively to the training of our Fellows and participate in network’s activities.

The OMA consortium would like to welcome the University of Melbourne as newest adjunct partner. Australia’s leading university can look back at a rich and fascinating past spanning 160 years. Today over 8000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of more than 48 000, including more than 13 000 international students from over 130 countries around the world.

The Medical Accelerator Physics group at the University of Melbourne was created in 2019 as the first academic accelerator physics group in Australia. The group vision is to bring positive benefits to society through the development of particle accelerators and their applications, particularly in the medical domain.

Current projects at Melbourne University span from next-generation hadron therapy accelerator and gantry designs using both synchrotron and fixed-field alternating gradient accelerator technology to the development of robust linear accelerators for radiotherapy in Low and Middle-Income countries. With Australia about to complete construction of its first proton therapy centre, there has never been a more important time to be globally connected in the field of medical accelerators.