Genetics Department Shines in Radiation Research
for Radiation Research: Annual Conference – 2002
The University of Leicester Department of Genetics, will host a conference focusing on the effects of radiation exposure on human health. Experts from the UK, Europe and Israel will be participating, in addition to health and safety officials and representatives from the nuclear industry.
Ever since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and more recently Chernobyl, the health consequences of accidental, therapeutic or occupational exposure to ionising radiation has become a major cause for concern. Research into radiation biology involves a number of disciplines including nuclear physics, epidemiology, genetics, oncology and biochemistry, and the conference will consider research results in all these fields with the aim of increasing the understanding of the risks of exposure to human health.
Dr Mark Plumb
University of Leicester Department of Genetics, which was rated as the only five
star genetics department in the 2001 HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise, and
members of the Department have had a long standing research programme in
radiation biology. The main topic of the
ARR Conference, “The in vivo effects of ionising radiation”, is of
immense interest to members of the department who lead research programmes into
radiation-induced leukaemia (Dr Mark Plumb) and genetic studies of children whose
parents who were exposed to radiation (Dr Y Dubrova).
conference is to be held at the University of Leicester’s Stamford Hall from 15th
to 17th July 2002.
TO EDITORS: Further
information is available from Dr Mark Plumb, telephone 0116 252 5233, facsimile
0116 252 3378 / 5101, email email@example.com
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.