Context of the workshop:
This workshop is financially supported by the EU-FP7-OPERRA (Open Project for European Radiation Research Area) activities. Long-term animal studies have played fundamental roles for studies on radiation effects providing important complementary data to those obtained from human epidemiological studies.
Aim of the workshop:
The aim of this workshop is :
To integrate research activities outside the radiation protection field to promote continuing development of suitable whole animal models for radiation carcinogenesis and non- cancer diseases at low doses which bear clear relationships to human diseases.
To integrate current knowledge on stem cells models into radiobiological studies at low doses.
A list of existing studies with recommendations for key animal models will be performed.
Animal models to be selected to assess diseases of relevant tissues and organs, including the immune and hematopoietic systems, heart, brain and in embryology following exposure to low dose radiation.
A roadmap for further collaboration between radiation and non-radiation specialists will be discussed.
Identification of laboratories and institutions having experience in animal models and stem cell research that are adaptable to radiation research.