SSD18

“Umbra et imaginibus utimur”
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Cicero (106-43 BC), De officiis, 3,69

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.

18th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry

The series of SSD conferences started in 1965 at Stanford University, USA, and since then has expanded its initial scope from fundamental physics of luminescence dosimetry to the current broad variety of developments of detectors, methods and instrumentation to be applied in radiation physics, individual and environmental monitoring, clinical dosimetry, dating and dose reconstruction. SSD18 was carried out at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre, from 03 – 08 July 2016, co-chaired by the Institute of Radiation Protection and the monitoring service (“Auswertungsstelle”) of the Helmholtz Center Munich. 332 participants attended the conference, 88 of them being students and 14 companies exhibited, the majority of them also acting as sponsors. SSD18 was the first conference of the series that took place in Germany. Next to the high scientific quality of the conference, a social highlight was a reception by the Bavarian government at the Kaisersaal of the Munich Residence on 04 July 2016. In the week before the conference, a three-day school on solid state dosimetry, the Marko Moscovitch School, was offered from 30 June – 02 July 2016. The school was intended for scientists who were new to the field and for those who wanted to deepen their knowledge. Lectures were given by 15 leading international experts in solid state dosimetry, six of them from the Helmholtz Center Munich. The proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of Radiation Measurements, expected for 2017.

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