Irène Buvat received her PhD degree in “Particle and Nuclear Physics” from Paris Sud University, France, in 1992 and oriented her career towards applications of Nuclear Physics to Medical Imaging. She spent one year at University College London, UK, and two years at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. In 1995, she entered the French “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique”.
She is currently the head of the “Laboratory of Translational Imaging in Oncology” research lab at Institut Curie Research Center in Orsay, France. Her research interests focus on developing quantification methods to make the most of SPECT and PET data coupled with CT or MRI for understanding biological mechanisms or optimizing patient management. She has been the spokesperson of the worldwide OpenGATE collaboration developing the GATE Monte Carlo opensource simulation tool dedicated to emission and transmission tomography and radiotherapy applications for 10 years. She is currently largely involved in so-called radiomic approaches to further enhance the role of PET/CT and PET/MR in precision medicine, and supervises the development of the LIFEx software enabling user friendly radiomic studies. She has always been very active in training students and in knowledge and software dissemination and promotes open-access to high-standard research material.