URCRM

Professor Alexander Akleyev, MD, PhD, Director of the Urals Research Centre for Radiation Medicine, Head of the Clinical Department and Head of the Chair of Radiobiology at the Chelyabinsk State University. He is an internationally recognized radiobiologist and a member of Committee 1 of the International Commission on Radiation Protection, Head of the WHO Collaborating Center-URCRM, a member of the RF National Scientific Committee on Radiation Protection. Prof. Akleyev has been Principal Investigator to 8 international research projects. The focus of his scientific interests and major researches is on long-term evaluation of health status (morbidity, life span, immune status, etc.) for people exposed to chronic radiation in the Urals region and their offspring, as well as on health effects risk assessment for chronic irradiation.

URCRM Epidemiological Laboratory

Dr Lyudmila Krestinina, MD, PhD, Head of the URCRM Epidemiological Laboratory. She studied medicine (Pediatry) at the Chelyabinsk Medical Institute in 1973-1980. She has been working at the URCRM as a researcher since 1987. The focus of her studies is on epidemiological analyses of radiogenic cancer incidence, cancer and non-cancer mortality for the Southern Urals cohorts. She is working currently on her Candidate thesis which is devoted to analyses of radiogenic effects of among members of the East-Urals Radiation Trace cohort. The scope of her scientific interests includes: radiation epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, radiation hygiene.

Dr Evgenia Ostroumova, MD, PhD, senior researcher of the URCRM Epidemiological Laboratory. She studied medicine (Department of Pediatrics) at the Chelyabinsk Medical Institute in 1989-1994. Since 1995 she has been working at the URCRM doing research in cancer epidemiology. She has gained considerable experience in radiation epidemiology and cancer epidemiology. In 2004 she defended her Candidate dissertation on adverse health effects following in utero exposure and was awarded the scientific degree of a Candidate of Medical Sciences (Internal Diseases). In 2006-2008 she worked as a visiting fellow at the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA. Her scientific interests focus on radiation medicine; radiation epidemiology; cancer epidemiology.

URCRM Clinical Physiology Laboratory

Dr Galina Veremeyeva, PhD, Head of the URCRM Clinical Physiology Laboratory. In 1996 she defended her thesis “Effects of chronic radiation exposure on the level of somatic mutations in the peripheral blood cells in humans” and was awarded the degree of a candidate of sciences (Radiobiology). The area of her current research includes cell radiobiology, specifically, studies on radiation-induced loss of lymphocytes among exposed residents of the Techa River settlements using standard methodology of additional in-vitro cell irradiation.

Dr Oksana Khudyakova is a researcher on the staff of the URCRM Clinical Physiology Laboratory. She is currently conducting research into the adaptive abilities of the human organism for people chronically exposed to radiation. The focus of her studies is on the adaptive response of peripheral blood lymphocytes using the micro-nuclear test. Under the proposed project she will be engaged to carry on cytogenetic studies after she undergoes training in FISH methodology.

Dr Alexandra Vozilova, PhD, a senior researcher on the staff of the URCRM Clinical Physiology Laboratory. She is an expert in cytogenetics with skills in the methods for standard and differentiated chromosome staining. She received training in FISH at Prof. Bauchinger’s laboratory (Germany) and at the RERF under Dr. Awa. Her current research is focused on the evaluation of adaptive abilities of the human organism based on scoring chromosome aberrations following additional in-vitro irradiation. Her participation in the proposed project will involve studies (FISH) of chromosome stable aberrations for a sample of exposed and unexposed (control) individuals.

URCRM Biophysics Laboratory

Dr Marina Degteva studied biophysics at the Moscow State University and defended her doctoral thesis on radiation protection at the Moscow Biophysics Institute. Presently she is Head of the URCRM Biophysics Laboratory. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given on:http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/

Dr Marina Vorobiova studied theoretical physics at the Chelyabinsk State University and defended her doctoral thesis on ecology at the Institute for Industrial Ecology, Ekaterinburg. Currently she is senior researcher of the biophysics laboratory of Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at: http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/Students/11.html.

Dr Evgenia Tolstykh studied biology at the Urals State University and defended her doctoral thesis on physiology at the Chelyabinsk Pedagogical University. Presently she is a senior researcher at the URCRM Biophysics Laboratory. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at:http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/

Dr Nikolay Bougrov studied physics at the Chelyabinsk Technical University and defended his doctoral thesis on radiation protection at the Moscow Biophysics Institute. Presently he is a researcher at the URCRM Biophysics Laboratory. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at:http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/Students/02.html

Dr Natalia Shagina studied ecology at the Ozyorsk Branch of the Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute and defended her doctoral thesis on ecology at the Institute of Industrial Ecology, Ekaterinburg. Presently she is an engineer at the URCRM Biophysics Laboratory. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at: 3http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/Students/06.html

Dr Elena Shishkina studied physics at the Chelyabinsk Pedagogical University and defended her doctoral thesis on ecology at the Institute of Plant and Animals Ecology, Ekaterinburg. Presently she is a researcher at the URCRM Biophysics Laboratory. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at:http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/Students/07.html

Mr Denis Ivanov studied physics at the Urals State Technical University. Presently he is a graduate student at the Metal Physics Institute under the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at:http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/Students/03.html

Mr Victor Krivoshchapov studied applied mathematics at the Southern Urals State University. Presently he is a graduate student at the Southern Urals State University, Chelyabinsk. Further information concerning publications and research activities are given at: http://biophys.urcrm.chel.su/Students/04.html

Regional Center for National Radiation-Epidemiological Registry

  1. studied technical physics at the Urals Polytechnic Institute, Ekaterinburg. He wrote his Master thesis on mono-dispersed aerosol generators. Currently, he is Head of the Regional Center for National Radiation-Epidemiological Registry. His responsibilities include issues pertaining to URCRM database information resources.

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SOLO Project Meetings 2010 - 2015

1. 26-29 April 2010: Oxford, UK - hosted by HPA CRCE

2. 12 November 2010: Chelyabinsk, RU - hosted by URCRM

3. 14-17 March 2011: Lyon, FR - hosted by IARC

4. 19-22 September 2011: Chelyabinsk, RU - hosted by SUBI

5. 26-29 March 2012: Rome, IT - hosted by ISS

6. 4-7 March 2013: Brussels, BE - hosted by EC DG R&I

7. 10-13 March 2014: Munich, DE - hosted by HMGU

8. 16-19 February 2015: Oxford, UK  -  hosted by PHE CRCE