Stichting tegen Kanker: Advanced technology equipment: Small Animal Radiation Therapy platform (SmART+)

01 July 2022 → 30 June 2028
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Molecular and cell biology not elsewhere classified
    • Interventional radiology
    • Medical imaging and therapy not elsewhere classified
radiotherapy targeted therapy cellular biology imaging
Project description

The SmART+ platform (Precision) is a state-of-the-art focal irradiation system that mimics clinical radiotherapy and imaging. It is a perfect X-ray irradiator to test novel and current treatments in combination with radiation (translational studies on radiotherapy/drugs/immunotherapy combinations) in preclinical models such as mice, rats, cells and patient-derived organoids ( The application has been written by Prof. Dr. Peter Vandenabeele (PI, Cell Death and Inflammation Unit, Inflammation Research Center, VIB-UGent) and Prof. Dr. Ir. Ans Baeyens (PI, Radiobiology lab, UGent) . Prof. Ans Baeyens is responsible for the practical management of the heavy equipment. The SmART+ platform (Precision) will be integrated in the Infinity lab (Prof. Dr. Ir. Christian Vanhove). All labs are part of the Cancer Research Institute Ghent (CRIG).