MSc/PhD Course organised by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and Stockholm University, supported by DoReMi and STAR
5 ECTC accredited course open to any students and free.
Course Aims and Overview
The aim of the course is to give students an overview of the fundamental principles of radiobiology, but within the context of effects on non-human biota. As such, the course will cover both the history and the state-of-the-art of our knowledge on the biological effects of radiation on humans, including how recent studies are challenging established paradigms, but will concentrate specifically on those issues and applications of most relevance for other organisms. This includes effects and endpoints of relevance for nonhuman organisms, ways in which radiobiology methods and biomarkers are being applied in ecological research, factors influencing radiosensitivity in different organisms, and ecological risk assessment. Case studies will include ecological research in Chernobyl and Fukushima, and laboratory work on biomarker analysis in model organisms.
For students of radioecology the course provides the opportunity to get a better understanding of the fundamentals of radiobiology; for radiation biology students it offers the chance to see how radiobiology concepts and tools are applied in other areas of radiation research, thus gaining a more in depth understanding of the subject.
Application Deadline: 31st March 2013
Application for the course: firstname.lastname@example.org