Picture of Jan Jakob Wilkens

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Jakob Wilkens

Technical University of Munich

TUM School of Medicine

Postal address

Ismaninger Straße 22
81675 München

  • Phone: work +49 89 4140 4504
  • Fax: fax +49 89 4140 4881

Scientific expertise

  • Medical Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Therapy with Photons and Particles
  • Laser-driven Ion Beams
  • Treatment Planning, Dose Calculation and Optimization
  • Medical Imaging


  • 1
    Dombrowsky, Annique C.; Burger, Karin; Porth, Ann-Kristin; Stein, Marlon; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Feuchtinger, Annette; Bartzsch, Stefan; Beyreuther, Elke; Combs, Stephanie E.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Wilkens, Jan J.; Schmid, Thomas E.: A proof of principle experiment for microbeam radiation therapy at the Munich compact light source. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 2019 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 2
    Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Sztrόkay-Gaul, Anikό; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Heck, Lisa; Burger, Karin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Wilkens, Jan J.; Auweter, Sigrid D.; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose-compatible grating-based phase-contrast mammography on mastectomy specimens using a compact synchrotron source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 15700 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 3
    Mei, Kai; Ehn, Sebastian; Oechsner, Markus; Kopp, Felix K.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Combs, Stephanie E.; Wilkens, Jan J.; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Noël, Peter B.: Dual-layer spectral computed tomography: measuring relative electron density. European Radiology Experimental 2 (1), 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 4
    Burger, Karin; Ilicic, Katarina; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Walsh, Dietrich W. M.; Schmid, Ernst; Eggl, Elena; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Combs, Stephanie E.; Molls, Michael; Schmid, Thomas E.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Wilkens, Jan J.: Increased cell survival and cytogenetic integrity by spatial dose redistribution at a compact synchrotron X-ray source. PLOS ONE 12 (10), 2017, e0186005 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 5
    Falkinger, Marita; Schell, Stefan; Müller, Johannes; Wilkens, Jan J.: Prioritized optimization in intensity modulated proton therapy. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik 22, 2012, 21-28 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 6
    Greubel, Christoph; Assmann, Walter; Burgdorf, Christian; Dollinger, Günther; Du, Guanghua; Hable, Volker; Hapfelmeier, Alexander; Hertenberger, Ralf; Kneschaurek, Peter; Michalski, Dörte; Molls, Michael; Reinhardt, Sabine; Röper, Barbara; Schell, Stefan; Schmid, Thomas E.; Siebenwirth, Christian; Wenzl, Tatiana; Zlobinskaya, Olga; Wilkens, Jan J.: Scanning irradiation device for mice in vivo with pulsed and continuous proton beams. Radiat Environ Biophys 50, 2011, 339-344 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 7
    Frese, Malte C.; Wilkens, Jan J.; Huber, Peter E.; Jensen, Alexandra D.; Oelfke, Uwe; Taheri-Kadkhoda, Zahra: Application of Constant vs. Variable Relative Biological Effectiveness in Treatment Planning of Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 79, 2011, 80-88 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 8
    Wenzl, Tatiana; Wilkens, Jan J: Theoretical analysis of the dose dependence of the oxygen enhancement ratio and its relevance for clinical applications. Radiation Oncology, 2011, 171 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 9
    Kampfer, Severin; Schell, Stefan; Duma, Marciana N; Wilkens, Jan J; Kneschaurek, Peter: Measurements to predict the time of target replacement of a helical tomotherapy. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 12 (4), 2011 mehr… BibTeX
  • 10
    Wenzl, Tatiana; Wilkens, Jan J: Modelling of the oxygen enhancement ratio for ion beam radiation therapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology 56 (11), 2011, 3251 mehr… BibTeX

Short biography

  • 1974 Born in Munich (Germany)
  • 1995 - 2001 Studies of Physics, Universities of Munich (Germany) and Nottingham (UK)
  • 2000 - 2002 Studies of Medical Physics and Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
  • 2001 - 2004 PhD thesis at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 2003 Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, North-East Proton Therapy Center (NPTC), Boston (USA)
  • 2004 - 2008 Research Associate at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 2006 Post Doctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis (USA)
  • 2008 Professor for “Advanced Technologies in Radiation Therapy”, Technische Universität München (Germany)
  • 2012 Head of the Medical Physics Unit within the Department of Radiotheraphy, Klinikum rechts der Isar TUM (Germany)