RERF-WS 2018

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Mission: Integration of molecular biology and epidemiology for modeling of mechanisms of radiation induced pathogenesis

Based on biological processes, the pathogenesis will be modelled over several orders of magnitude, starting from the cell, via the organ to population-at-risk (multi-scale modelling). With this systems biological approach, mechanistic models will be developed, that will then be used by the research group “Radiation Risk” for analysis of radiation risk. A second area of research is the development and application of measurement techniques for determination of dose distributions in radiation therapy and diagnostics and in the case of unplanned exposure of the general population.

International Symposium: Bridging the gap between biology and epidemiology

Biologically-based mechanistic modeling of radiation-induced carcinogenesis

Date: March 22-23, 2018
Place: Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan
Organizers: Kyoji Furukawa ( and Jan Christian Kaiser (

Speakers (external to RERF):

Mary-Helen Barcellos-Hoff (New York University, School of Medicine, USA)
Noemi Castelletti (Institute of Radiation Protection , Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
Hiroshi Haeno (Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Japan)
Daisuke Iizuka (National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan)
Jan Christian Kaiser (Institute of Radiation Protection, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
F. Georg Luebeck (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA)
Yoshiya Shimada (National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan)
Georgios T. Stathopoulos (Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
Cristian Tomasetti (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA)

RERF speakers (tentative): 
Nori Nakamura
Kyoji Furukawa
Eric J. Grant
Kotaro Ozasa

For more information contact:

Jan Christian Kaiser
phone: 0049 89 3187 4028