Geant4-DNA 2014 Tutorial

Einstein (European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC))


European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)

Keplerlaan 1 2201AZ Noordwijk ZH The Netherlands
Giovanni Santin (ESA), Sebastien Incerti (CNRS)
Geant4-DNA 2014 Tutorial

Welcome to the homepage of the 2014 Geant4-DNA tutorial

This one-day tutorial will take place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency (ESA), that initiated the Geant4-DNA project in the year 2001.

During the tutorial, students will learn how to use Geant4-DNA for the modeling of early biological damage of radiation at the DNA scale. This encompasses the simulation of the physical, physico-chemical and chemical stages of radiation action with biological matter. Combination with geometries of biological targets will also be shown. 

The morning session will be dedicated to lectures. A hands-on session will be proposed during the afternoon. Lunch will be taken on site.

Participants are expected to be already familiar with Geant4 and will be provided with a dedicated Geant4 virtual machine. For this, a recent laptop equipped with Windows or Mac and running VMware Player or VMware Fusion will be necessary, as described on this link

Registration will open on July 1st. Participation is limited to 42 participants. Attendence is free, but participants are requested to take care of their travel and housing. 

We look forward to welcoming you to ESA/ESTEC !

The organizing committee.
  • Ana Taborda
  • Balder Villagomez-Bernabe
  • Bernd Heide
  • Bo Li
  • Carmen Villagrasa
  • Elisabeth Lindbo Hansen
  • Fan Lei
  • Giorgio Baiocco
  • Giovanni Santin
  • Habib Moradi
  • Hanitra Szymanowski
  • Ilina Vasileva Korn
  • John Warmenhoven
  • José Manuel Quesada
  • Lucas Hadjilucas
  • Marie-Claude Bordage
  • Marios Sotiropoulos
  • Marta Bueno
  • Martin Šefl
  • Mathieu Karamitros
  • Miguel Antonio Cortes-Giraldo
  • Ngoc Hoang Tran
  • Nicholas Henthorn
  • Pete Truscott
  • Pierre Li Cavoli
  • Sebastian Galer
  • Sebastien Incerti
  • Stefan Sellner
  • Václav Štěpán
For information please write to Giovanni Santin
    • 09:00 09:10
      Convener: Local organizers
    • 09:10 09:30
      Geant4-DNA Overview & Physics 20m
      Speaker: Dr Sebastien Incerti (CNRS)
    • 09:30 10:10
      Geant4-DNA Chemistry 40m
      Speaker: Mr Mathieu Karamitros (CNRS/IN2P3)
    • 10:10 10:30
      Installation of Geant4 Virtual Machine 20m
      Speaker: Sylvain Meylan
    • 10:30 11:00
      Break 30m
    • 11:00 11:30
      Hands-on: dnaphysics 30m
      Speaker: Dr Sebastien Incerti (CNRS)
    • 11:30 12:00
      Geant4-DNA Geometries (from molecules to cells) & hands-on: wholeNuclearDNA 30m
      Speakers: Dr Carmen Villagrasa (IRSN/PRP-HOM/SDE/LDRI), Dr Emmanuel Delage, Dr Yann Perrot
    • 12:00 13:30
      Lunch at ESA 1h 30m
    • 13:30 14:00
      Hands-on: chem1 30m
      Speaker: Mr Mathieu Karamitros (CNRS/IN2P3)
    • 14:00 14:30
      Hands-on: chem2 30m
      Speaker: Mr Sylvain Meylan
    • 14:30 15:00
      Hands-on: chem3 30m
      Speaker: Dr Vaclav Stepan
    • 15:00 15:15
      Break 15m
    • 15:15 15:45
      Hands-on: pdb4dna 30m
      Speakers: Dr Emmanuel Delage, Dr Yann Perrot
    • 15:45 16:15
      Hands-on: microdosimetry 30m
      Speaker: Dr Sebastien Incerti (CNRS)
    • 16:15 16:45
      Discussion 30m