Former Senior Advisor for Medical Applications at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Visiting Professor at University of Oxford (U.K.)
Project Leader for STELLA (Smart Technologies to Extend Lives with Linear Accelerators)
Manjit Dosanjh is the former senior advisor for medical applications at CERN and now a retired staff and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford.
She holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the UK and her professional efforts in the fields of biology and the medical applications of physics span more than 30 years, during which she has held positions in various academic and research institutions in Europe and the U.S., including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) at the University of California, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) in Italy.
She joined CERN in 2000 and focused on applying the technologies developed for particle physics to the life sciences domain and establishing multidisciplinary collaborative approaches for cancer treatment.
Her work has included many initiatives to expand access to technology in Low Middle-Income Countries and is the Project Leader for STELLA (Smart Technologies to Extend Lives with Linear Accelerators) for ICEC (www.iceccancer.org). This and other current related activities including FLASH related research are all addressing improving access to cancer treatment globally.
She is also actively involved in helping non-profit science and technology education gender related organisations in Geneva such as the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW-Geneva) and board of director for ICEC (International Cancer Expert Corps). Manjit speaks often on the intersections of health, human rights and equality, including in the context of the SDGs.