7th International Conference on                                                                            Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems 

30 June - 4 July 2010

Madrid,  Spain


International RADAM conference, “Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems”, is an annual meeting with the main  purpose of facilitating active communication between the different scientific and technological communities concerned on the study of basic interactions of electrons, photons, ions, and more recently positrons, with biologically relevant molecules as well as their possible applications in radiotherapy, radio-diagnostic and radiation protection.  The main objective of this consortium is to get an accurate knowledge of basic interaction mechanisms to determine energy deposition and different types of radiation effects at the molecular level.  This knowledge of elementary processes is a necessary step to introduce technical improvements of diagnostics and therapies based on radiation uses.


The earliest RADAM conferences (from 2004 to 2007) were celebrated within the framework of the COST Action programme. Due to the success of this action, participants continued the meetings once finished the European collaboration, becoming a multidisciplinary forum of discussion and integration of main advances in the field. It is also a suitable place for launching new collaborations and specific projects. In 2008 and 2009 RADAM meetings were held in Debrecen and Frankfurt, respectively, and they facilitate new proposals on ion radiotherapy and nanodosinetry to be submitted to European funding programmes. In this opportunity, in addition of continuing these two recent research lines, a new consortium on the study of basic positron interactions and their applications in biomedicine and material sciences will be proposed. Increasing uses of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for early tumour and metastasis diagnosis is demanding a deep knowledge of interaction mechanisms of positrons with biological materials (water, hydrocarbons  and tissue e equivalent materials) from their initial emission by radioactive sources to their final annihilation in the medium (positronium formation, direct ionization, scattering, etc…).

Supporting this initiative, together with the invitation of relevant scientist in the field of radiation interactions (photon, electrons, ions) and their biomedical applications, an additional effort will be paid to attract specialists in the study of basic positron interactions in biomolecular systems.


Local Organizing Committee

G. García Gómez-Tejedor (CSIC & UNED, Spain)

A. Williart Torres (UNED, Spain)

M. Fuss (CSIC, Spain)

Scientific Committee

Tilmann Märk (Innsbruck University, Austria)

Andrey Solov’yov (FIAS, Germany)

Franco Gianturco (University of Rome, Italy)

Dzevad Belkic (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Kevin Prise (Queen’s Univ. Belfast, UK)

Bernd Huber (Ganil, France)

Thomas Schlathölter (Univ. of Groningen, Netherlands)

David Field (University of Aarhus, Denmark)

Nigel Mason (The Open University, UK)

Gustavo García (CSIC-UNED, Spain)

Contact us

                    Contact person:  Ana García Sanz                                               Telphone:  +34 91 5616800 Ext 3216

                     Serrano 113-bis, 28006 Madrid, Spain                                          E-mail: ana@imaff.cfmac.csic.es


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Last updated: 21 - VI - 2010

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