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Radiation Risk Estimates in Normal and Emergency Situations

  • Arrigo A. Cigna
  • Marco Durante

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Nikolay Wladimirovitch Timoféeff-Ressovsky: the man and the scientist. (1900-1981)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. INNA MOLCHANOVA, ELENA KARAVAEVA, ALEXANDER TRAPEZNIKOV
      Pages 27-34
    3. GUENZE V. GUEGAMIAN
      Pages 35-46
  3. Nuclear accidents and weapons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. DMITRI GUDKOV, NATALIA SHEVTSOVA, OLENA DZYUBENKO, MIKHAIL KUZMENKO, ALEXANDR NAZAROV
      Pages 69-76
    3. STANISLAV A. GERAS’KIN, VLADIMIR G. DIKAREV, ALLA A. OUDALOVA, DENIS V. VASILIEV, TATYANA A. BAYKOVA, NINA S. DIKAREVA
      Pages 77-83
    4. V.L. KOROGODINA, V.P. BAMBLEVSKY, B.V. FLORKO, V.I. KOROGODIN
      Pages 85-93
    5. IRINA A. ZAMULAEVA, LIANA S. MKRTCHYAN, LUDMILA I. KRIKUNOVA, SVETLANA G. SMIRNOVA, NINA V. ORLOVA, ALEXANDER S. SAENKO
      Pages 137-141
  4. Radiation effects: the environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. YURIY KUTLAKHMEDOV, VLADIMIR KOROGODIN, VIKTOR RODINA, SVETLANA PCHELOVSKYA
      Pages 175-185
    3. MARGARITA CHEBOTINA, OLEG NICOLIN
      Pages 187-196
  5. Radiation effects: humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. VLADIMIR A. SHEVCHENKO
      Pages 219-227
    3. JÜRGEN KIEFER
      Pages 229-242
    4. MARCO DURANTE
      Pages 243-252
    5. D.C. LLOYD, A.A. EDWARDS, M. SZŁUIŃSKA
      Pages 253-258
    6. KEVIN MCMANUS, CHRIS A. SCANNELL, SUZANNAH RUTHERFORD, CHARLES C. CAREY
      Pages 283-290
    7. ANDREW R. LEITCH, KAR YOONG LIM, KAMILA SKALICKA, ALES KOVARIK
      Pages 319-326
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-372

About these proceedings

Introduction

In September 2005, Yerevan (Armenia) hosted an International Conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the publication of the so called "green paper", published by N.W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky, K. Zimmer and M. Delbruck in 1935, entitled "On the origin of gene mutations and gene structure". The importance of this paper for genetics and radiobiology was enormous – not only for radiobiology, but for genetics in general. The "target" of the radiation action was indeed the "gene", that for the first time found a clear, operational definition. The organisers of this Conference proposed to convene scientists from all over the world to discuss the impact of radiation risk estimates in normal and emergency situations. This was the starting point of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, whose proceedings are published in this book. The parallel development of the Conference and the Workshop resulted in a true synergism, both events taking advantage of the mixed environment of molecular biologists, genetists, radiobiologists, radioecologists, biophysicists, etc. gathered in Yerevan. We were delighted to include a few excellent papers dealing directly with Timofeeff-Ressovsky’s life, and the "green pamphlet". The life and scientific achievements of Timofeeff-Ressovsky are often not well known in western countries, hence we deemed it advisable to include those papers in this book.

Keywords

Allele Chromosom DNA Ecology PAC biosphere ecosystem ecosystems environment genes genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Arrigo A. Cigna
    • 1
  • Marco Durante
    • 2
  1. 1.Past-President Union Internationale de RadioecologieCocconato (Asti)Italy
  2. 2.University Federico IINapoliItaly

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