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10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
10:30 - 10:45 15 mins
Chairman's Welcome and 'Round the Room' Introductions
  • Pete Burgess - Radiation Measurement Advisor, Radiation Metrology Ltd
10:45 - 12:00 75 mins
Dose Quantities for Internal and External Exposure
  • Christopher Perks - ., Personal Dosimetry and Radiation Protection Specialist
  • Outlining quantities and units for exposure
  • From organ dose to effective dose
  • Monitoring operational quantities of external radiation
  • Explaining the technical principles of dosimetry
  • Identifying quantities for internal exposure
  • Examples of monitoring of internal exposure
12:00 - 13:00 60 mins
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Biological Effects of Ionising Radiation
  • Mark Hill - Head of Radiation Biophysics, Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford
  • Understanding the basic interactions of radiation with DNA, cells and tissues
  • The importance of radiation track structure in determining biological response
  • Explaining stochastic and deterministic effects
  • Radiation risk: epidemiology, the LNT approach and uncertainties
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
Developments in Radiobiology and Radiation Genetics
  • Munira Kadhim - Professor of Radiation Biology, Oxford Brookes University
  • Targeted and non trageted effects of radiation exposure
  • Genomic instability response to radiation exposure
  • Cell communications response to radiation exposure
  • Genetics or epigenetic as the the basis for radiation effects 
15:00 - 15:15 15 mins
Afternoon Tea
15:15 - 16:15 60 mins
Protecting the Public after a Big Release of Nuclear Radiation
  • Philip Thomas - Professor of Risk Management, University of Bristol
16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
Close of Day One
16:45 - 17:45 60 mins
Optional walking tour of Cambridge

The walking tour around Cambridge gives you the chance to see some of the most breathtaking sights including a look at the famous King's College Chapel