Board Members

EPPM President

Dr. Gilles Gasser

Gilles Gasser was born, raised and educated in Switzerland. After a PhD thesis in supramolecular chemistry with Prof. Helen Stoeckli-Evans (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Gilles performed two post-docs, first with the late Prof. Leone Spiccia (Monash University, Australia) in bioinorganic chemistry and then as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow with Prof. Nils Metzler Nolte (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) in bioorganometallic chemistry. Gilles then started his independent scientific career at the University of Zurich in 2010 first as a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Ambizione Fellow and then as a SNSF Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2016, Gilles moved to Chimie ParisTech, PSL Research University (France), thanks among other to a PSL Chair of Excellence Program Grant. Gilles was the recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Alferd Werner Award from the Swiss Chemical Society, an ERC Consolidator Grant, the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award and recently the Jucker Award for his contribution to cancer research. Gilles’s research group is interested in the use of metal complexes as PDT photosensitisers. Since 2017, Gilles is the President of the EPPM.

EPPM Board Member

Dr Julia Buchholz

In July 2002 Julia received her degree in Veterinary Medicine after studies at the Veterinary School in Giessen (Germany) and Nantes (France). From 2003-2005 she accomplished her doctoral thesis on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Julia gained her Diploma in Radiation oncology In September 2007 after a combined residency program at the University of Zurich and the Colorado State University (2005 - 2007). She did spend some time at the Louisiana State University as Visiting Assistant Professor and she helped to set up the radiation oncology section at the Centro Oncologico Veterinario in Sasso Marconi, Italy. Since November 2008 until now Julia is running the radiation oncology section at the Animal Oncology and Imaging Center in Switzerland where she is treating veterinary patients with PDT on a regularly basis. Over the past 10 years, Julia presented at national and international meetings, wrote scientific articles and book chapters.

EPPM Webmaster

Dr. Ewan Eadie

Ewan graduated in 2005 from the University of Strathclyde studying Physics and Mathematical Finance. His postgraduate study then saw him complete a PhD in Optical Radiation Dosimetry Needs in Healthcare at the University of Dundee with Professor Harry Moseley. Ewan moved into public healthcare and joined the NHS in 2009 as a Pre-registration Clinical Scientist, working within the Nuclear Medicine department. In 2013 he registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist and then, in 2015, joined the Photobiology Unit at Ninewells Hospital to lead their scientific services. Ewan's primary role is to ensure the high quality and safety of the photobiology service in Dundee, Scotland. His research interests revolve around the use of technology for improving patient care. There have been several grant applications and collaborations with industry, international partners, UK healthcare providers and public health bodies focussed around Photodynamic Therapy, in particular Daylight PDT.