Nov 5 – 10, 2017
Venice (Venezia), Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Purpose and Topics


The Symposium is intended to provide a forum for scientists from different  disciplines to exchange and discuss recent data and findings on relevant  basic physical and biological mechanisms of radiation action and their consequences for risk assessment and radiation therapy, including proton and ion therapy.

The 17th Symposium will be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Symposium, and continues the eminent tradition by promoting and encouraging interdisciplinary interactions between advances in physical and chemical techniques and knowledge,  combined with the latest rapid advances in molecular and cellular biology and genetics.
Moreover, room will be dedicated to the recent technical developments in radiation detection and novel irradiation techniques as well as to discuss the current status of topical non-linear phenomena and to review the progress made in modelling radiation action and the multi-step process of radiation induced cancer and neuro radiobiology with application to epidemiological data, in particular for the better quantification of low dose and low dose rate risks.

In order to promote interdisciplinary communication and discussions the Symposium will be structured as Invited talk, selected Oral and Poster presentations. As during the previous meetings, Refresher courses by invited experts are also foreseen.



The Symposium main topics being:
  • Physical, chemical and biological aspects of radiation transport and particle track formation for various radiation fields including space radiation environments
  • Processes leading to and repair of molecular, cellular and tissue radiation damage
  • Non-linear phenomena at low-doses such as radiation-induced bystander effects, genomic instability, adaptive response and hyper-radiosensitivity
  • Neuro-radiobiology
  • Computational biology for radiation induced modifications of biological targets at cellular, tissue and organism levels, including radiation carcinogenesis
  • Novel techniques of radiation detection, dosimetry and micro-/nano-dosimetry
  • Advances in microbeam technology
  • Dosimetry for incorporated radionuclides
  • Advances in radiation therapy, including neutron, proton and ion therapy
  • Radiation risk assessment