NLA hosts IV  Asian Congress of Radiation Research

August 16, 2017

Today Nazarbayev University with the assistance of National Laboratory Astana hosts the IV International Asian Congress on Radiation Research within the framework of EXPO-2017.

For several days the leading scientists and radiobiologists of Kazakhstan, neighboring countries and far abroad will discuss the most important achievements and trends in the peaceful use of the atom, radiation safety for personnel of radiation hazardous enterprises, as well as new and modern methods for reducing radiation risk during work with ionizing radiation sources and controlling wellness of workers of uranium, oil, gas and mining industry of Kazakhstan.

 The previous congresses were held in Japan, South Korea and China. This year representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as the delegations of Iran, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Russia, India, and Singapore  come together to discuss the  agenda of this  Congress.

The plenary lectures and sections of the Congress will present the results of fundamental researches of leading scientists in the field of radiobiology, radioecology and radiation safety.

The sectional reports will cover the problems of assessing the radiation impact on environmental objects, the effect of "small" doses of ionizing radiation on the body and medical provision of radiation safety of the population. Also, mechanisms of influence of "small" doses of ionizing radiation, questions of molecular-genetic changes and their role in the development of long-term effects of irradiation will be considered. The scientists will devote considerable attention to the discussion of the results of epidemiological studies, the reconstruction of individual doses of internal and external radiation, and the organization of electronic databases for the assessment of radiation risks.