10th International Workshop

Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response

March 15-17, 2012

Registration is free, but workshop participants are requested to submit a registration form by January 30, 2012.

All participants are invited to submit extended abstracts, which will be issued as Workshop Proceedings at the meeting. The Scientific Program Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. If you wish to be included in the published proceedings, please submit a version of your abstract, ideally1/2 to 2 pages, by January 30, 2012. We expect that the extended abstracts of the meeting will be published in Radiation Research.

To encourage participation in the Microbeam Workshop by a broad spectrum of scientists, a number of Travel Grants will be available. We do not know the exact amount of these awards at this time, but we anticipate that they will be on the order of $500-800. These awards will be granted both to junior and senior investigators. Considerations will be the level of participation anticipated at the Workshop with some priority given to younger scientists and speakers. The deadline for consideration is January 30, 2012. Award notification will be sent via email by February 6, 2012.

The Microbeam Workshop will broadly follow the same format as previous meetings and will cover all aspects of the development and application of micro-irradiation techniques as a method for delivering highly localized radiation to living cells and tissues. The meeting will be structured around short oral presentations with ample time for discussion. Poster presentations may also be used if a large number of abstracts are submitted. In the spirit of a Workshop, we are encouraging participants to present works-in-progress and their most recent findings.


The meeting will cover a variety of relevant topics including:

  • Techniques for focusing, or collimating all types of ionizing radiation.
  • Methods for quantifying and targeting the radiation.
  • Stage-moving techniques.
  • The development of appropriate biological assays.
  • Recent biological applications and findings

Imaging and Program Schedule:

Thursday, March 15: Opening Session, Microbeam Facilities 
Friday, March 16: Biological Effects, Social Dinner 
Saturday, March 17: Tour of RARAF, Departure

Program Committee

Philippe Barberet (CENBG, Gradignan, France)
Alan Bigelow (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)
David Brenner (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)
Roberto Cherubini (INFN-LNL, Legnaro, Padova, Italy)
Marco Durante (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Karen Kirkby (University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK)
Hideki Matsumoto (University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan)
Kevin Prise (Queens University, Belfast, UK)
Lijun Wu (HIPS/CAS, Hefei, China)


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