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Life Sciences and Radiation

Accomplishments and Future Directions

  • Jürgen Kiefer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introductory Remarks: On the State of Radiation Research

  3. Cellular Responses, Genomic Stability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Charles L. Limoli
      Pages 29-43
    3. Friederike Eckardt-Schupp, Simone Mörtl, Eberhard Fritz
      Pages 57-67
    4. Anna A. Friedl
      Pages 69-77
  4. Signalling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Christine Blattner, Markus Winter, Roman Kulikov
      Pages 93-99
  5. Cytogenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Tanja Hardt, Karen Stout, Frank Guthermuth, Jürgen Kiefer, Thomas Haaf
      Pages 111-117
  6. Carcinogenesis, Radiation Protection

  7. Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169

About these proceedings


Scope and ideas of the workshop The workshop which took place at the University of Giessen from Oct. 3 to Oct. 7, 2002 and whose proceedings are collected in this volume started from the idea to convene a number of scientists with the aim to outline their ”visions” for the future of radiation research on the basis of their expertise. As radiation research is a very wide field restrictions were unavoidable. It was decided to concentrate this time mainly on molecular and cellular biology because it was felt that here action is par-ticularly needed. This did not exclude contributions from neighbouring fields as may be seen from the table of contents. It was clearly not planned to have a c- prehensive account of the present scientif fic achievements but the results presented should only serve as a starting point for the discussion of future lines of research, with the emphasis on the ”outreach” to other parts of life sciences. If you are interested in the future ask the young – we attempted, therefore, to invite mainly younger colleagues (with a few exceptions) who had, however, already left their marks in the field. They were asked to describe what they felt is important in radiation research and may have significant influences on other branches of life sciences. They were given the task to demonstrate what is lost for science ”if we do no longer exist”.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Kiefer
    • 1
  1. 1.Strahlenzentrum, Justus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Life Sciences and Radiation
  • Book Subtitle Accomplishments and Future Directions
  • Editors Jürgen Kiefer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-20478-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-62246-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-18687-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
    Cell Biology
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