From June 25 until July 6, 2018, the SCK•CEN Academy organises the first Space Summer School
This multidisciplinary and international learning event is organised for highly-motivated PhD students, early-stage researchers and professionals from a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds (biomedical scientists, physicists, (bio-)engineers, …), with an interest in life sciences and physical & medical health challenges associated with human space exploration. It combines theoretical classes, practical exercises and technical visits in several domains related to space research and development.
From August 13 until 24, 2018, the Summer School in Radiation Biology
takes place, intending to train those who wish to enter active research in radiobiology or who wish to acquire detailed knowledge of the effects of ionizing radiations on living matter.
Multidisciplinary radiobiological research forms the scientific basis of various disciplines such as radiation protection, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. Consequently, radiobiology contributes to human health. The goal of radiobiological research in radiation protection is to better understand the effects of the radiation exposure at the cellular and molecular levels in order to determine the effects on health. The purpose of the research carried out in the unit of radiobiology is, for both national and international projects, to provide scientific knowledge to the authorities and to inform the population appropriately about the effects of ionizing radiation under normal or accidental circumstances.
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