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Department of Radiation Oncology

Professor Anca-L. Grosu, MD New Member of Leopoldina Academy of Sciences

In July 2018 the German National Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina” elected radiation oncologist Professor Anca-L. Grosu from Freiburg, Germany to become a member of the Academy. This appointment ranks among the highest distinctions for scientific researchers.

Anca-L. Grosu, MD works as professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg. “Admission to the Leopoldina Academy is one of the most prestigious distinctions for scientific researchers. By electing professor Grosu, the Academy recognizes her outstanding research activity on an international level. At the same time, this is an encouragement for new research projects in collaboration with colleagues from all over the world,” stated Professor Norbert Südkamp, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He congratulated Anca-L. Grosu and highlighted the long-standing tradition of the Academy founded in 1652, with its commitment to the freedom of science in benefitting the people and shaping the future. “Belonging to the Leopoldina is a great honor to me. I especially look forward to the enhanced scientific exchange with experts from a vast variety of disciplines,” declared professor Grosu. She will be a member of the Academy’s Radiology section.

Professor Grosu was appointed to the professorship of Radiation Therapy at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg in 2007. She achieved her medical degree in Cluj, Romania. After her residency in Munich she became a senior physician at the Rechts der Isar Hospital, also in Munich, in 2000. A research year at the Harvard Medical School in Boston followed, after which she received the appointment to Freiburg. She has been Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, is a member of the Senate of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Deputy Speaker of the German Cancer Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK) at the partner site Freiburg, as well as Deputy of the Equal Opportunities Officer of Freiburg University. The focal points of her research include biological imaging, high precision radiation therapy, combination of radiotherapy and immunotherapy, as well as digital data management in radiation oncology.

The Leopoldina Academy

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina ranks among the oldest scientific academies in the world. It has more than 1500 members from more than 30 countries. The Academy was founded in Schweinfurt/Germany in 1652 and has its headquarters in the city of Halle (Saale) since 1878. It maintains close connections to scientists and research institutions in Europe and beyond, conducting a vast number of national and international events on a regular basis and releasing position statements and recommendations on science issues. Its most prominent tasks include consultancy in scientific issues on a social and political level and promoting young scientific researchers.


Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology

Prof. Dr. med. Anca-L. Grosu

Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology

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