Presentations of the 5th MELODI Workshop

8 OCTOBER 2013

MELODI Workshop Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Frank Hardeman (SCK•CEN, BE)
SCK•CEN, Frank Hardeman
Horizon 2020, Euratom and Radiation Research, Bruno Schmitz (EC)
WHO, Ausra Kesminiene
UNSCEAR, Emil Bédi
ICRP, William F. Morgan
MELODI, Jacques Repussard


Moderator: Frank Hardeman (SCK•CEN, BE) and Thomas Jung (BfS, DE)
Session sponsored by MELODI, ALLIANCE, NERIS and EURADOS
ALLIANCE 1st SRA/Priorities, Hildegarde Vandenhove (SCK•CEN, BE)
NERIS 1st SRA/Priorities, Wolfgang Raskob (KIT, DE)
EURADOS 1st SRA/Priorities, Werner Rühm (HMGU, DE)
MELODI 4th SRA/Priorities, Dietrich Averbeck (IRSN/CEA, FR)

Fukushima: Emergency, Dosimetry, Environment, Health

Moderators: Jean-René Jourdain (IRSN, F) & Johan Camps (SCK•CEN, BE)
Session sponsored by COMET
UNSCEAR Fukushima Report : UNSCEAR's Assessment of Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure due to the Nuclear Accident after the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Jean-René Jourdain (IRSN, FR)
WHO Fukushima Report, Richard Wakeford (UMan, UK)
Ultrasonography Surveys and Thyroid Cancer after the Fukushima Accident, Peter Jacob (HMGU, DE)

Improvement on Collaboration on Infrastructures and Biobanks Available within EU Projects

Moderators: Laurence Sabatier (CEA, FR) & Liviu-Cristian Mihailescu (SCK•CEN, BE)
Determining the Most Appropriate Cohorts for Low Dose Research Purposes: a Multidimensional Puzzle,
Eileen Pernot (CREAL, ES)
Study of Radiation Related Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Using Animal Models, Norio Takahashi (RERF, JP)

DoReMi Education & Training Forum

Moderators: Michèle Coeck (SCK•CEN, BE) and Andrea Ottolenghi (UP, IT)
Session sponsored by DoReMi
Welcome, Andrea Ottolenghi (UP, IT)
What Should We Be Focussing On? Vere Smyth (UP, IT)
What Was Originally Intended by HLEG?, Mike Atkinson (HMGU, DE)
E&T for Radiation Protection: EUTERP Initiatives, Michèle Coeck (SCK•CEN, BE)
E&T Initiatives in the SRAs of the Other Technology Platforms:
ALLIANCEDeborah Oughton
NERIS, Wolfgang Raskob
EURADOS, Werner Rühm
Moderators: Sisko Salomaa (STUK, FI) & Hans Vanmarcke (SCK•CEN, BE)
UNSCEAR White Paper: Biological Mechanisms of Radiation Actions at Low Doses, Simon Bouffler (PHE, UK)
Bouffler_UNSCEAR White Paper Presentation
Presentation Bouffler - UNSCEAR White Paper
Article 31 RIHSS Report on Individual Radiosensitivity, Patrick Smeesters (former FANC, BE)
UNSCEAR Report on Attribution of Health Effects, Wolfgang Müller (UEssen, DE)

Radiation Effects on Wildlife

Moderators: Hildegarde Vandenhove (SCK•CEN, BE) & Thomas Hinton (IRSN, FR)
Session sponsored by STAR
The Cosmic Silence Experiment: Modulation of Stress Response Mechanisms in Living Systems Exposed to Different Radiation Environments, Maria Antonella Tabocchini (ISS, IT)

DoReMi Education & Training Forum

Moderators: Michèle Coeck (SCK•CEN, BE) and Andrea Ottolenghi (UP, IT)
Session sponsored by DoReMi
E&T in Horizon 2020, George Van Goethem (EC)
E&T in DoReMi, MELODI and OPERRA, Andrea Ottolenghi (UP, IT)

9 OCTOBER 2013

MELODI Recent Developments – MELODI Award Ceremony

Summary of the Former Day
Moderators: Bernd Grosche (BfS, DE) & Maria Blettner (Umainz, DE)
Sponsored by BfS
MELODI Recent Developments, Jacques Repussard (IRSN, FR)
MELODI Award Presentation: Systems Radiation Biology to Model Non-linear Effects, Luca Mariotti (UP, IT)

Plenary: Radiation Effects on Human Health

Moderators: Sarah Baatout (SCK•CEN, BE) & Maria Blettner (Umainz, DE)
Sponsored by BfS
Exposure of the Eye Lens and Cataract Risk, Roy Shore (RERF, JP)
The Expression of Long Non-coding RNAs is Influenced by Exposure to Low Dose Irradiation, Nataša Anastasov (HMGU, DE)
Open Discussion about the Importance of Genetics and Epigenetics within the MELODI Strategic Agenda, Moderators: Roel Quintens and Nataša Anastasov

New Developments in Dosimetry

Moderators: Filip Vanhavere (SCK•CEN, BE) & Werner Rühm (HMGU, DE)
Session sponsored by EURADOS
Towards a Quantification of Radiation Quality by Nanodosimetry, Hans Rabus (PTB, DE)
The European Medical ALARA Network (EMAN), Padovani Renato (EFOMP, IT)

Mixed Exposure

Moderators: Nele Horemans (SCK•CEN, BE) & Per Eriksson (Uppsala University, SE)
Combined Radiation and Chemotherapy, Eeva Salminen (STUK, FI)
Co-exposure to Gamma Radiation and Nicotine During a Critical Period of Neonatal Brain Development Can Enhance Cognitive Defects in Adult Mice, Per Eriksson (Uppsala University, SE)
Genotoxic and Reproductive Effects of Chronic Low dose-rate Gamma-irradiation and Reduced Selenium Status in Repair-deficient Male Mice (Ogg1-/-), Ann-Karin Olsen (NIPH, NO)

High-Throughput Technologies: Advantages, Limitations and Future Challenges

Moderators: Hussein el-Saghire (SCK•CEN, BE) & Leon Mullenders (LUMC, NL)
MELODI SRA and the Integration of High-Throughput Technologies as Central Players in Low Dose Research, Hussein el-Saghire (SCK•CEN, BE

Radiopharmaceuticals and Radiotherapy

Moderators: Nathalie Impens (SCK•CEN, BE) & Tony Lahoutte (VUB, BE
Towards a DTPA-Therapy Model, Bastian Breustedt (KIT, DE)

Prenatal, Young Age Exposure and Transgenerational Effects on Animals and Plants

Moderators: Hanane Derradji (SCK•CEN, BE) & Patrick Smeesters (former FANC, BE)
Current Knowledge on Radiation-induced Effects of Prenatal Exposure and Transgenerational Effects: a Precautionary Perspective, Patrick Smeesters (former FANC, BE)
Developmental Effects and Chromosomal Instability after Irradiation of Early Mammalian Embryos, Paul Jacquet (SCK•CEN, BE)
The Dose and Dose-rate Effects of Paternal Irradiation on Transgenerational Instability in Mice: a Radiotherapy Connection, Yuri Dubrova (LU, UK)

Risk Communication and Risk Perception: How Can Science Help Us?

Moderator: Tanja Perko (SCK•CEN)

Do we know how to communicate scientific uncertainty, radiation units, risk probabilities? Can social science and humanities enhance our understanding of radiological risk perception? All this and more on the FP7 OPERRA workshop exploring the needs for future research on perception and communication of radiation risks in the domain of low doses and medical use of ionizing radiation. The purpose is to lay the foundation for a discussion between social, human and natural sciences. The main challenges and gaps will be highlighted by invited speakers involved in both theoretical research and practice, and then the floor will be yours. Together we will try to identify the main issues, as well as potential topics for new research related to risk perception and risk communication. These topics would be included by the European Commission in the programme calls concerning the radiation research area.

Booth - MELODI Workshop, Peter Booth (UK)
Drottz Sjöberg -MELODI Workshop, Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjöberg (NTNU, NO)

10 OCTOBER 2013

Plenary: Radiation Protection Issues

Moderators: Rafi Benotmane (SCK•CEN, BE) & Peter Jacob (HMGU, DE)
Session sponsored by MELODI and IRSN
Cancer Risk from Exposure to 100 mSv within 5 Years, Mary Schubauer-Berigan (NIOHS, USA)

Heavy Ions: Space & Radiotherapy

Moderators: Marjan Moreels (SCK•CEN, BE) and Winok De Vos (UGent, BE)
Secondary Neutrons in Proton and Ion Therapy, Liliana Stolarczyk (IFJ, PL)

Systems Biology

Moderators: William F. Morgan (PNNL, USA) & Pieter Monsieurs (SCK•CEN, BE)
Network Failure Modes of the Cellular Regulatory System in Cancer: a Statistical Perspective, Wessel Van Wieringen (VU University MC, NL)
Differential in vivo Responses of Distinct Epidermal Stem Cells to Low Dose Irradiation, Peggy Sotiropoulou (UCL, BE)

Mechanisms and Underlying Effects of Cancer and Non-cancer Effects

Moderators: An Aerts (SCK•CEN, BE) & Dietrich Averbeck (IRSN/CEA, FR)
Session sponsored by CEREBRAD and PROCARDIO
(i) Recommendations from the MELODI SRA (ii) Acute versus Chronic Effects: How Comparable are They?, An Aerts (SCK•CEN, BE)
Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation on the Neuronal Dopaminergic System and their Relevance for Parkinson’s Disease, Pier G. Mastroberardino (Erasmus Univ. MC, NL)
Low and Intermediate Dose Ionising Radiation Even Up to 2Gy Does Not Alter Viability and Phagocytic Behaviour of Activated Macrophages but Induces an Anti-inflammatory Cytokine Milieu, Roland Wunderlich (Friedrich-Alexander Univ., DE)

Internal Emitters

Moderators: Hilde Engels (SCK•CEN, BE) & Dominique Laurier (IRSN, FR)
Introduction: Current Issues Related to Internal Emitters, Hilde Engels (SCK•CEN, BE)

The Meaning of Ethics for Radiological Protection Research and Research Policy

Moderator: Gaston Meskens (SCK•CEN)
The aim of this workshop is to organise a first reflection on the meaning of ethics for radiological protection research and research policy, and this for all relevant application contexts (nuclear energy, medical, industry). We aim to map the meaningful notions of ethics in relation to RP practice, research and policy, taking into account that we do not only consider the ‘ethical implications’ of potentially adverse effects of applications of nuclear technology, but also (and primarily) the ethical aspects of the justification of practices that involve nuclear technology. The workshop will consist of presentations and a general informal dialogue with all attendants. We invite all the MELODI Workshop participants to join us for this unique event. The workshop will result in a synthesis document that will be shared with the MELODI/OPERRA community and with other European relevant research networks. We will invite feedback and collect and synthesise comments to be discussed in the next workshop in Budweis in June 2014. The workshop will be moderated by Gaston Meskens (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN & Centre For Ethics and Value Inquiry, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ghent).
Scientific Conclusions of the Workshop, Sarah Baatout (SCK•CEN, BE)
Closure of the Workshop, Frank Hardeman (SCK•CEN, BE)


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