:: Dr Vincent Breton
Dr Vincent Breton
Vincent Breton received his degree in Engineering from the
Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1985 and his PhD in Nuclear Physics
from the University of Paris XI-Orsay in 1990. Since 1990, he
has been a research associate at the French National Centre
for Scientific Research (CNRS).
After participating for 10 years in high energy and nuclear
physics experiments at the University of Stanford, Thomas Jefferson
Laboratory (USA) and CERN, he founded in 2001 the PCSV research
group (http://clrpcsv.in2p3.fr) to work on the application of
the IT technologies and tools used in high energy physics to
biomedical sciences. The team started the development of a Monte-Carlo
simulation platform for nuclear medicine and radio/brachytherapy,
in collaboration with the University of Lausanne. This platform,
based on the GEANT4 toolkit developed by the high energy physics
community to describe the transport of particles through matter,
has evolved into the GATE collaboration involving more than
20 research laboratories around the world.
Vincent Breton is also investigating with his team the relevance
of grid technology for biomedical applications. Co-founder of
the Healthgrid initiative, chairman of the European Conferences
on Grids for Health in January 2003 and January 2004, he has
been head of application support and identification for the
EGEE European project (FP6).
He is also co-chair of the HealthGrid subgroup of GGF Life
Sciences Research Group.