From March 28, 2015 to April 3, 2015 the international delegation had been working at the Scientific Research Institute for Radiation Medicine and Ecology in the field of radiobiology and radiation medicine headed by Ausrele Kesminiene, Deputy Head of Section of Environment and Radiation, representative of World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (France). The delegation was also represented by the scientists from 7 countries:
World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer – Evgeniya Ostroumova, scientist, Tracy Lignini, assistant of SEMI – NUC project,
Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety – Laurier Dominique.
Germany: Federal Office for Radiation Protection – Bernd Grosche, Head of the Division «Effects and Risks of Ionizing and Non – Ionizing Radiation».
Norway: Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority – Tamara Zhunusova, senior researcher.
National Institute of Radiological Sciences – Shinji Yoshinaga, Head of Risk Analysis Team, Hiroshi Yasuda,
Radiation Effects Research Foundation - Hiroaki Katayama, External Advisor of SEMI – NUC project.
Medical Radiological Research Center named after A.F. Tsyba – Stepanenko Valeriy Fedorovich, Head of the Laboratory of Medical – Ecological Dosimetry and Radiation Safety,
State Scientific Research Center named after A.I. Burnazyan, Federal Medical Biophysical Center – Shinkarev Sergey Mikhailovich, Head of the Department of Industrial Radiation Hygiene, Head of the Laboratory of Human Dosimetry, Yatsenko Vladimir Naumovich, Head of the Laboratory of Radiometric and Spectroscopic Researches of a Human and Environment.
Belgium: Belgian Nuclear Research Center – Sarah Baatout, Head of Radiobiology Unit.
During the meeting the issues of cooperation on the international project SEMI – NUC «Prospective study of the residents near the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site» were discussed. In prospect, the implementation of the full – scale epidemiological studies of the residents near the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in the Republic of Kazakhstan is expected.
They also reached an agreement on future joint projects in the field of genetic research and adaptation of the State Scientific Automated Medical Register of the population of Kazakhstan exposed to the effects of radiation as a result of nuclear weapons tests at SNTS existing in the Institute with the European database of scientific platform on research of low doses of radiation on the human body.
The visit was intended to strengthen the cooperation between Kazakhstan and world’s scientific community on the issues of studying the influence of low doses of radiation.