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SIT Newsletter: December 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic Research
University of North Carolina  
Chapel Hill, NC
Postdoctoral Position - Proton Radiotherapy
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 
PhD Position - Investigating Chemo/Radio-Resistance in Adult Glioblastoma Multiforme
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Postdoctoral Fellow - Hematology/RT
CHUV
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Postdoctoral Position - Mechanisms of Protection from Radiation Injury
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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Postdoctoral Fellow - Image-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
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FEBRUARY
ICRR-HHE: International Conference on Radiation Research: Impact on Human Health & Environment
Mumbai, India
February 11-13, 2016
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ICTR-PHE: International Conference on Translational Research in Radio-Oncology & Physics for Health in Europe
Geneva, Switzerland
February 15-19, 2016
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MARCH
18th International Conference on Medical Physics, Radiation Protection, and Radiobiology
London, United Kingdom
March 17-18, 2016
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14th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA
Melbourne, Australia
March 20-24, 2016
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3rd Symposium on Small Animal Precision Image-Guided Radio Therapy
Ghent, Belgium
March 21-23, 2016
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MAY
14th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association
Cape Town, South Africa
May 9-13, 2016
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JUNE
NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Long Island, NY
June 6-24, 2016
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SEPTEMBER
42nd Conference of the European Radiation Research Society
Amsterdam, Netherland
September 4-8, 2016
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OCTOBER
RRS Annual Meeting
Big Island, Hawaii
October 16-19, 2016
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CHAIR
Thomas Friedrich - Physics
VICE CHAIR
Mary-Keara Boss
- Medicine 
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Olivia Kelada - Physics/Biology
Reza Taleei - Physics
Balazs G. Madas - Physics 
Adeola Makinde - Biology
Pavel Blaha
- Biology
Cristian Fernandez-Paloma - Biology  
Yuan-Hao (Chris) Lee - Biology/Physics
Russell Rockne - Biology/Physics 
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
    Charles Limoli
VICE PRESIDENT ELECT
    Kevin Prise
 
PAST PRESIDENT
    Gayle Woloschak
 
SECRETARY/TREASURER
    Eleanor Blakely
RR EDITOR IN CHIEF
    Marc Mendonca
 
COUNCILORS
    Polly Chang - At Large
    David Close - Physics
    Albert Fornace - At Large
    David Kirsch - Medicine
    Jay LaVerne - Chemistry
    Janice Pluth - At Large
    Michael Story - At Large
    Steven Swarts - At Large
    Claudia Wiese - Biology
    Daohong Zhou - At Large 
Dear SIT Members,

We have finally arrived to the last month of the year. I hope you have enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holidays and Black Friday shopping. The New Year holidays are approaching soon. This is a good moment to refresh our minds and prepare for another hard working year. Before starting the New Year holidays, it is time to wrap up our work for year 2015. It is also time to review what we have achieved or missed during 2015. We can enjoy the achievements, learn from the mistakes and plan for another prosperous year ahead of us.

Our society organized two national and international meetings last year. The 61st Radiation Research Society (RRS) Annual Meeting in Weston, FL and the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR 2015) meeting in Japan were both successful in scientific content. After the meeting it is an appropriate time to look at the notes we took during the Radiation Research meetings and plan for next year's research. 62nd Radiation Research Society (RRS) Annual Meeting will be held in Hawaii. This year has one big difference from last year's annual meeting. Bill Morgan will not be among us. Bill was a role-model for me. I not only enjoyed his profound scientific work, but I was also amazed by his personal character. He was always open to talk with young researchers and support their work. He has contributed a lot to the SIT organization and he was always one of our main supporters.
 
One of the main objectives of the SIT committee members is to promote the scientific work of the SIT members. Please contact us if you have any new publications and we will report it in the newsletter. We are also aware of the fact that it will be expensive for SIT members to attend the next RRS meeting in Hawaii. We are working hard to ensure that the expense does not reduce the number of SIT participants in the next meeting. For this purpose we have asked the organizers to give more opportunity to the SIT members for oral presentations. I hope this is a good incentive for you to continue a high quality of research and prepare for the next annual meeting. If you have any suggestions for next year annual meeting, please feel free to contact us.
 
I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
Reza Taleei, SIT Committee Member
KILL-PAINTING OF HYPOXIC TUMOURS IN CHARGED PARTICLE THERAPY Tinganelli W., Durante M., Hirayama R., Krämer M., Maier A., Kraft-Weyrather W., Furusawa Y., Friedrich T., Scifoni E.
Scientific Reports, 2015 Nov 24;5
STIMULATION OF INTERCELLULAR INDUCTION OF APOPTOSIS IN TRANSFORMED CELLS AT VERY LOW DOSES OF IONISING RADIATION: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FEATURES
L.G. Mariotti, A.B. Abdelrazzak, A. Ottolenghi, P. O'Neill and M.A. Hill
Radiation Protection Dosimetry (2015), Vol. 166, No. 1-4, pp. 161-164.
At the end of the year it's time to renew your RRS membership, as it will expire by 12/31/15.
  • Please check if you fulfil the criteria for SIT membership or if you need to update your membership category
  • Log in to the RRS webpage and check your profile - you will find all the details there.
  • If you need to change membership status or have problems with renewal, please contact Audrey Rinehart from the RRS office via email (audrey@radres.org) or call (406-522-1316).
NEW HORIZONS RETURNS FIRST OF THE BEST IMAGES OF PLUTO 
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby -- and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decadesFULL ARTICLE
EXTREME RADIATION MAKES LIFE UNLIKELY ON EARTH'S TWIN
Vast amounts of radiation may have left one of the most Earth-like planets discovered uninhabitable. The radiation is the result of a superflaring Red Dwarf star, Kepler-438. The flares occur regularly every few hundred days and are ten times more powerful than those ever recorded on the Sun-and equivalent to the same energy as 100 billion megatons of TNT. 
FULL ARTICLE
INTERNAL RADIATION EXPOSURE
Sylvain Costes and Allison Burrell interview Rebecca Abergel on Internal Radiation Exposure at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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James William "Bill" Osborne (1928-2015) 
James William (Bill) Osborne, age 87, passed away on Saturday December 5, 2015 at the Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville, Iowa.
Bill was born on January 17, 1928 in Pana, Illinois.  After receiving a PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1955, he was appointed to a faculty position at the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine.  Rising through the ranks, he was promoted to full Professor in 1967 and became Director of the Radiation Research Laboratory and Radiation Biology Graduate Program in 1978. Bill retired from the University of Iowa in 2002.  FULL ARTICLE 
William "Bill" F. Morgan (1952-2015) 
Dr. William Morgan, an eminent scientist and the Director of Radiation Biology and Biophysics in the Biological Sciences Division of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, died Friday evening, November 13th 2015 at the Kadlec Medical Center near his home in Richland, Washington of pulmonary embolism.   He was 62. FULL ARTICLE 



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