NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY GLOBAL COE PROGRAM - Global Strategic Center for Radiation Health Risk Control
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OBNINSK BioSchool 2008 Report Report

This year, Obninsk BioSchool 2008 (8th International School of Modern Problems of Radiation Biology) was held between May 19th and 23rd in the site near Medical Radiological Research Center (MRRC), Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast. The BioSchool was organized by Professor Saenko from MRRC, and about 200 attendants were invited from Russian Federation as well as from the countries neighboring Russia.

The first day was opened by the opening ceremony by Professor Tsyb, who is the director of MRRC of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. There were two lectures delivered in the first day. The first lecture was given by Professor Tomonaga, and the second one was my lecture. The title of my lecture was Mechanism of DNA damage checkpoint activation and amplification. Because not all the participants could understand English, Dr. Vladimir Saenko kindly translated my lecture. Most participants seemed to be medical doctors, and they seemingly involved in radiation medicine. However, after the lecture, there were a couple of questions including one from Professor Saenko, and the discussion last for an hour thereafter. They very much intended to translate the results obtained by the basic researches to the clinics. Although this was the first time for them to hear the lectures from foreign scientists, we could finish our lectures successfully. Since we got several positive feedbacks, it seems likely that the BioSchool continues to invite foreign lecterers.

To establish a discipline of Radiation Health Risk Control it is indispensable to develop human resources who will become leading specialists in the field of radiation medical sciences. For this purpose, we are now pursuing the possibility by which Nagasaki GCOE program is involved more in the European Radiation Biology Master Course. This is a good example how Nagasaki GCOE program can contribute to the international education program. In addition, this BioSchool must be another arena where our program can send our resources to strengthen our advances. As the organizers of the BioSchool are willing to invite lecturers from Nagasaki again, it should be a good idea to keep sending our stuffs or even the students. By doing this, I believe that we will be able to fulfill the purpose of the Nagasaki Global COE program.

Keiji Suzuki, Ph.D.
  International Radiation Health Sciences Research
    Atomic Bomb Disease Medicine Research
    Radiation Basic Life Sciences Research
    Workshop / Special Meeting
    Academic Exchange
    Reports on Overseas' Conferences and Meetings
    Cooperation with WHO
Publicity Activities
  Truth of radiology (in Japanese)
  Radiation Q&A (in Japanese)
    Introduction of Global Strategic Center for Radiation Health Risk Control
(in Japanese) [PDF 9MB]
    Visiting Report of Chelnobyl
Yasuyuki Taira, Graduate Student
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