LABORATORI NAZIONALI DI LEGNARO
An Interdisciplinary Meeting on Ionising Radiation Quality, Molecular Mechanisms, Cellular Effects, and Their Consequences for Low Level Risk Assessment and Radiation Therapy
The Symposium builds on the success of the previous fourteen symposia within the series. The symposium will provide a forum for scientists of different scientific disciplines to exchange and discuss recent scientific data and findings on relevant basic physical and biological mechanisms of radiation action and their consequences for risk assessment and radiation therapy, including proton and carbon ion therapy.
Presentations and intensive interdisciplinary discussion of progress in radiation physics, radiation chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, oncology and epidemiology are expected.
Importance will also be given to reviewing the progress made in modelling the multi-step process of radiation induced cancer and its application to epidemiological data, in particular for the better quantification of low dose and low dose rate risk.
The Symposium will also provide an opportunity to discuss the current status of topical non-linear phenomena, such as non-targeted and delayed effects, including radiation-induced bystander effects, genomic instability, adaptive response and low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity.
Emphasis will be laid on the recent technical developments in radiation detection and novel irradiation techniques, in particular to the current state of the microbeam technology for single cell/tissue irradiation and of its biological applications.