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Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

Editors-in-Chief: A.A. Friedl; W. Rühm; A. Wojcik

ISSN: 0301-634X (print version)
ISSN: 1432-2099 (electronic version)

Journal no. 411

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Anna A. Friedl

Department of Radiation Oncology
Ludwig-Maximilian University
Schillerstraße 42
80336 Munich, Germany
E-mail: RadiatEnvironBiophys@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Werner Rühm
Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute of Radiation Medicine
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1
85764 Neuherberg, Germany
E-mail: RadiatEnvironBiophys@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Andrzej Wojcik
Centre for Radiation Protection Research
Stockholm University
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
E-mail: RadiatEnvironBiophys@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Associate Editors

David J. Brenner
Columbia University
Center for Radiological Research
New York, NY, USA

Marco Durante
GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research
Biophysics Division
Darmstadt, Germany

Sören Mattsson
Malmö University Hospital and Lund University
Dept. of Radiation Physics
Malmö, Sweden

Quanfu SUN
National Institute for Radiological Protection
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Deshengmenwai, Xicheng District Beijing, China

Editorial Board

Liz Ainsbury Ph.D.
Public Health England, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards
Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK

Alexander Akleyev
Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine
Chelyabinsk, Russia

Maria Blettner
Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz
Institute of Medical Biometry, Epidemiology & Informatics
Mainz, Germany

Wesley E. Bolch
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, University of Florida
Gainsville, FL, USA

Sudhir Chandna
Natural Radiation Response Mechanisms Group
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS)
Delhi, India

Jing Chen
Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Harry Cullings
Statistics Department
Hiroshima City, Japan

Wolfgang Dörr
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology
Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Rüdiger Greinert

Dermatological Center Buxtehude
Buxtehude, Germany

Gerald Kirchner
ZNF, University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Charles Limoli
University of California, Irvine
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Irvine, CA, USA

Mark Little
National Cancer Institut
Radiation Epidemiology Branch
Bethesda, MD, USA

Herwig G. Paretzke
Helmholtz Center Munich
Institute of Radiation Protection
Neuherberg, Germany

Sergey A. Romanov
Southern Urals Biophysics Institute
Ozyorsk, Russian Federation

Satoshi, Tashiro
Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine
Hiroshima University
Hiroshima, Japan

Gayle E. Woloschak
Departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA

Meet the Editors-in-Chief: 

Anna A. Friedl

Anna A. Friedl is Adjunct Professor for Human Genetics and head of the Molecular Radiation Biology Group at the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU). Friedl studied biology at LMU University of Munich and completed her PhD in radiation biology in1994. She authored or co-authored more than 100 publications on molecular and cellular radiation biology, DNA repair and epigenetic effects of radiation, as well as personalized radiation therapy. Friedl has been a member of the German delegation to UNSCEAR since 2007. She has been a member of the German Federal Commission for Radiation Protection (SSK) from 2007 to 2011 and since 2013, and she has acted as Deputy President of SSK from 2009 to 2011 and since 2013. She served as a member of the Article 31 Expert group of the European Commission from 2011 to 2015. Since 2005 she has acted as Editor-in-Chief for Radiation and Environmental Biophysics.

Werner Rühm

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Werner Rühm is working at the Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany, where he is acting director of the Institute of Radiation Protection and leading the Medical and Environmental Dosimetry Group. In addition he is professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Munich. Since 2005 he is serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Radiation and Environmental Biophysics journal. Werner Rühm has been a member of Committee 1 (C1) of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) since 2005. He served as C1 Secretary from 2012 – 2016, and has continued as C1 Chair since 2016. In 2014 he was elected Chair of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS). In 2017 he was appointed as a member of the German Radiation Protection Commission (SSK), and as Co-chair of the SSK Committee on Radiation Risk. Since 2014, he has been a member of the German delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). He has published on various topics including quantification of neutron exposure of atomic bomb survivors, cosmic-ray exposure of air crew, the role of neutrons in risk assessment of atomic bomb survivors, risks from exposures to ionizing radiation, behavior of radionuclides in the environment, internal exposures from incorporated radionuclides, and radiation measurement techniques.

Andrzej Wojcik

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Andrzej Wojcik obtained his PhD at the University of Vienna in 1990 for work on biological effects of low radiation doses. He is now professor of radiation biology at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute at the Stockholm University. His research focuses on biological and health effects of ionizing radiation with special focus on consequences of exposure to mixed beams of high and low LET exposure. He is also active in the field of retrospective biological dosimetry and emergency preparedness. His interests also include developing and validating school teaching material about risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation.

Meet the Associate Editors: 

David Brenner

David Brenner is the Director of the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research, which is the oldest and largest radiation biology center in the US. He is also Director of the Columbia University Radiological Research Accelerator Facility.Brenner’s research focuses on mechanistic models for the effects of ionizing radiation on living systems. He divides his research time between the effects of high doses of ionizing radiation (relating to radiation therapy) and the effects of low doses of radiation (relating to radiological, environmental, and occupational exposures).At low doses, he was the first to quantify potential risks associated with the rapidly increasing usage of CT scans. At high doses, his proposal to use large-fraction radiotherapy for prostate cancer (hypo-fractionation) is increasingly being used in the clinic, with several randomized trials now published.Dr. Brenner has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and is the author of two books on radiation for the lay person: “Making the Radiation Therapy Decision” and “Radon, Risk and Remedy”.Dr Brenner is a recent recipient of the Failla gold medal, the annual award given by the Radiation Research Society for contributions to radiation research, and the Weldon Prize, from Oxford University for the "development of mathematical or statistical methods applied to problems in biology". He is a member of the US National Academies Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.

Quanfu SUN

Quanfu SUN, MD, PhD is a Senior Researcher and Vice-Director in National Institute for Radiological Protection, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. His major work in recent years include: Epidemiological study on cancer and non-cancer disease risks associated with exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation, especially among the medical radiation workers and among the residents in Yangjiang High Background Radiation Area of China; Establishment of national register of workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in China; Survey on health of the residents in the vicinity area of nuclear installations; Study on radiation risk perception.

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