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Jubilanten Brit Salbu

30 år med radioaktivitet, mennesker og miljø ved NMBU

Et fagseminar til ære for Brit Salbu, i anledning hennes 70 års dag, ble arrangert denne uken.

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CERAD representative at Forsker Grand Prix 2017

CERAD PhD student Yevgeniya Tomkiv was one of the talented science communicators who participated in the Researcher Grand Prix on September 26th.

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Radioecology Courses

CERAD offers intensive courses in Radioecology (5 ECTS) and Experimental Radioecology (10 ECTS). The courses run in parallel over 3 weeks from January 10th to January 26th, 2018 at NMBU (Campus Aas), 30 min by train south of Oslo.

CERAD team in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Experimental Radioecology and Radiobiology course in Ukraine.

What is a better way for learning about effects of radioactivity than doing it in hands-on in the field? CERAD and NMBU have a joint project with the institutions in Ukraine. Therefore, can we now organize an experimental course in Chernobyl!

CERAD team at ICRER 2017

The 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity

CERAD was widely represented at the 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER 2017), held in Berlin on September 3-8th

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Transfer of contaminants to vegetables

CERAD director Brit Salbu was interviewed by Nationen

SHAMISEN recommendations

New Recommendations to Deal with Possible Nuclear Accidents

CERAD researchers together with colleagues from 11 countries agreed on a roadmap to avoid repeating mistakes made in Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Nematode C. elegans reporter strain (GA508) with GFP embedded with the gene Sod1 (oxidative stress in vivo monitoring)

New course on biomarker methods in (eco)toxicology (FMI330)

Biomarkers can be used to indicate an exposure to or effect of a contaminant on an organism and are widely used in (eco)toxicology. This year, CERAD is introducing a new course “Effect and biomarker methods in (eco)toxicology”. Registration deadline is August 16th!

Participants of the 3d Research Coordination Meeting associate with the IAEA Coordinated Research Project ‘Environmental Behaviour and Potential Biological Impact of Radioactive Particles'

The 3d Research Coordination Meeting at IAEA

CERAD participated in the 3rd Research Coordination Meeting at IAEA.

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PhD scholarship within Environmental Radioactivity/Radioecology – Modelling radionuclide transfer

A 3 year PhD–position within environmental radioactivity/radioecology is available at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and CERAD Center of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity. The research will focus on developing and testing models used for radiological risk assessment.

Simone Cagno

CERAD Faces: Simone Cagno

"I particularly dislike terms used to "sell" science" says Simone Cagno, our associated researcher. He has kindly answered some of our questions in CERAD Faces series.

I tillegg til fôrplanter inneholder grasfamilien også matplantene som kornartene hvete, rug og bygg .

How many tons of food are we willing to throw away in order to prevent one case of cancer?

We must dare to ask ourselves whether it is such a good idea to keep the legal limits for arsenic and radiation in food as low as possible, says our PhD-student Yevgeniya Tomkiv

Gitte Helene Brunstad at Norwegian Championship in karate

A successful master defence - Gitte Helene Brunstad

Gitte Helene Brunstad have successfully defended her master thesis on “Calculating UV Doses and Cesium-137 Deposition in Western Norway in Relation to a Hypothetical Sellafield Accident”

The Vågå herd and one of the GPS collared does in snowy weather

Dynamic reindeer: GPS and Chernobyl consequences

«Dynamic reindeer» - that’s the relatively meaningless title of a CERAD project focussing on these fantastically adaptive animals. However, the title points to the aim of the project: To develop a modelling tool that simulates the highly “dynamic” and variable levels of radioactive caesium in reindeer during the year.

Frøydis Meen Wærsted with her poster about leaching experiments at 8th International symposium on NORM in Rio de Janeiro.

Frøydis Wærsted gave talk at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

CERAD PhD Frøydis Meen Wærsted gave a guest talk about her research at the Section for Environmental Technology at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) on March 27th.

CERAD Annual Report 2016

CERAD 4th Annual Report is published

CERAD Annual Report summarises activities performed within the Centre of Environmental Radioactivity in the year 2016, and highlights from the first four years. Report can be downloaded here.

I tillegg til fôrplanter inneholder grasfamilien også matplantene som kornartene hvete, rug og bygg .

How many tons of food are we willing to throw away in order to prevent one case of cancer?

We must dare to ask ourselves whether it is such a good idea to keep the legal limits for arsenic and radiation in food as low as possible, says our PhD-student Yevgeniya Tomkiv

Prof. Brit Salbu and Prof. Yuichi  Onda, Tsukuba University

Brit Salbu invited to Japan

Brit Salbu was invited to Japan during March 9-14 by Professor Onda, University of Tsukuba, by Dr Igarashi, Japan Meteorological Institute and Dr Satou, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).

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SHAMISEN workshop in Paris

SHAMISEN project aims to learn from past nuclear emergencies and develop recommendations for health surveillance of affected people in the aftermath of an accident. On March 23-24th, the project held its final workshop at OECD conference center in Paris.

Tårnbygning, NMBU

Course: Assessing Risk to Humans and the Environment

Protection of humans and non-human organisms from the contaminants is based on risk assessments. Do you want to learn how it is done? In June 2017, CERAD will co-organize a course on assessment of risk to humans and environment at NMBU, Ås.

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PhD seminar on April 3rd

Nematodes, radiation, multiple stressors and risk communication - there is something interesting for everyone. Five CERAD PhD students will be having their seminars on 3rd of April at room J105 (Soil Building, Fougnerbakken 3), NMBU Campus Ås

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Announcement: Jorke Kamstra, midterm PhD seminar

On Monday, 20th of March 2017, Jorke Kamstra will give his midterm evaluation presentation: Transgenerational effects - DNA methylation in zebrafish.

Fieldwork at Suzzuki pond in Fukushima

Fieldwork in Fukushima – first results

This spring we commemorate the 6th anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. CERAD researchers has been actively engaged in the research in the area since the time of accident, sharing their knowledge with Japanese colleagues.

Tanya Helena Hevrøy

CERAD Faces: Tanya Helena Hevrøy

Remember the ecosystem experiments? Tanya Helena Hevrøy is one of the scientist behind this exciting research and a star of our recurrent column this month.

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CERAD Annual Conference 2017

Annual conferences have become a good tradition in CERAD. This year’s conference was held at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on 8th-9th of February.

Peter Alestrøm

CERAD Faces: Peter Aleström

The man behind the Norwegian Zebrafish Platform, Peter Aleström, continues our CERAD Faces series

OECD headquarters

NEA Workshop on Stakeholder Involvement in Nuclear Decision Making

How does one effectively involve stakeholders? How does one build and assess public confidence? How can broader stakeholder involvement help decision makers to make well-informed decisions that effectively address stakeholder views? These and other questions were discussed in Paris on 17-19th January.

A beetle (Coleoptera) found in Chernobyl temperate forest

Arthropod Community Composition at Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Entomologist Greg Lamarre visited us with a guest lecture in December. Here he is presenting a new project, where he will study insects of Chernobyl in collaboration with CERAD

12th LOWRAD International Conference

12th LOWRAD International Conference, “The Effects of Low Doses and Very Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation on Human Health and Biotopes” was held on 12-13th December 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.

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Fish and Amphibian Embryos as Alternative Models in toxicology and teratology

An international symposium & workshop 1.- 2. December 2016, Aulnay-sous-Bois/Paris, France (https://www.ufz.de/fish-frog-embryo/)          

Anna-Lea Golz sampling from the aquariums

Experimenting with ecosystems

Nature is complex, full of relationships and interactions, that all intertwine in one way or another. Therefore, we must focus our scientific approach to encompassing this complexity when studying effects of radiation (or other pollutants) on the environment.

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Workshop of the SHAMISEN project in Oslo

CERAD is organizing the workshop for EU-project SHAMISEN in Oslo on December 1st-3rd 2016

Looking for hot particles

Field course in Chernobyl

CERAD is a partner in the COMET project, which aims to enhance and maintain European capacity and skills in radioecology. In 2016 we co-organized a field course in Chernobyl, where participants were able to get hands-on  experience in development of sampling strategies and application of different techniques for measurement and analysis.

Brit Salbu

CERAD Faces: Brit Salbu

Continuing our new series of publications, CERAD Face of November is center's director Brit Salbu.

Variert skoglandskap - Vemannsås naturreservat

Integration of ecosystem science research into radioecology of the Nuclear age

AERC (Association of Ecosystem Research Centers) and IUR (International Union of Radioecology) hold a joint Workshop, hosted by Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) at Aiken (South Carolina, USA), 2-5 October 2016

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CERAD is a partner in two new EU-projects

Two new EU-projects CONFIDENCE and TERRITORIES will receive funding through CONCERT - European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research. CERAD is partner in both projects.

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Hunt for radioactivity in Salangen

Orrefjell is an area in Salangen (Norway) with high natural level of uranium. CERAD is partner in a research project called Case Orrefjell, funded by FRAM center. This project will evaluate possible adverse effects related to living in an area with enhanced levels of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).

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6th Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) has organized 6th Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium on 25-27th of October (NETS2016).

The Eighth International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material in Rio de Janeiro

8th International Symposium on NORM

The Eighth International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material was arranged in Rio de Janeiro 18th to 21st October, and Professor Lindis Skipperud and PhD student Frøydis Meen Wærsted attended.

Thomas Hinton

CERAD Faces: Thomas Hinton

CERAD Faces is a series of articles presenting various scientists who are linked to our Centre of Excellence. Opening this series is Professor Thomas Hinton from Fukushima University in Japan.

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CERAD seminar for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers

On 13-14th of October, CERAD organized a seminar for the PhD-students and Postdocs, who are involved in the research center.

Gent, Belgia.

SETAC/iEOs joint focused meeting 12- 15. September 2016

A joint focused meeting and workshop on Environmental and (eco)toxicological Omics and Epigenetics: Science, Technology and Regulatory Applications, were organized in Gent, Belgium, from 12th to 15th September 2016.

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CERAD Reproduction workshop, Thursday 8th of December

The workshop on reproduction will be organized on Thursday, 8th of December. Save the date!

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PhD scholarship within Environmental Radioactivity/Radioecology – Fish exposure

A 3-year PhD–position within environmental radioactivity/radioecology is available at the Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV) and CERAD Center of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity. The research will focus on the food chain transfer of radionuclides/trace elements to fish and associated effects i.e., toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics.

Studenter ved Handelshøyskolen, NMBU.

PhD-position in Environmental Radioactivity/Radioecology – particles

A 3 year PhD–position within environmental radioactivity/radioecology is available at the Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV) and CERAD Center of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity. The research will focus on the environmental behavior of radionuclides, which are present as nano- to millimeter-sized particles.

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Gamma radiation at low dose rate is genotoxic in mice

CERAD scientists recently published an article in Nature Scientific Reports. This publication by Graupner et al demonstrates genotoxicity of low dose rate gamma radiation in mice at exposure levels that humans can receive in emergency situations.

Oxford Mathematical Institute

Radiation Protection Week 2016 in Oxford

The Radiation Protection Week is a 'must' for all scientists and decision makers participating in radiation protection research globally. It was organized on 19-23rd of September 2016 in Oxford.

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An award for the best oral presentation to Selma Hurem

CERAD PhD student Selma Hurem won an award for best oral presentation on the 30th Congress of the New European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, which was held in Barcelona 4-7th September 2016.

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CERAD director awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor

Professor of Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Director of the Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Academician of Norwegian Academy of Sciences Brit Salbu was awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences, Ukraine.

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Epigenetics Meeting, CERAD UMB5

NMBU-Vetbio organized a UMB5 epigenetic project meeting on August 25 at Campus Adamstuen.

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The honorary medal to CERAD director Brit Salbu

CERAD director Brit Salbu received an honorary medal for her pioneering role in research on radioactive contamination after Chernobyl accident

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How can we follow radionuclides in the ocean?

PhD student Magne Simonsen is working on a marine transport modelling. He presented his progress at the midterm seminar on Thursday 23rd of June.

Forskere har nå gjennomført omfattende prøvetaking innenfor det «forbudte» området rundt Tsjernobyl. Her er forskerne samlet foran den ødelagte reaktoren og sarkofagen som er under bygging i Tsjernobyl.

Low-dose radiation may be linked to cancer risk

CERAD researchers are a part of Network of Excellence called DoReMi which studies molecular biology and radiation.

Prøvetaking ved Lake Globoka utført av  Professor Lindis Skipperud.

Successful research expedition to Chernobyl

30 years after world’s worst accident on a nuclear power plant have CERAD scientists performed an extensive sampling in the security zone around Chernobyl

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6th Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium (NETS)

Assessing and solving environmental challenges in a multiple stressor world.
25-27 October 2016
Oslo Science Park

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Chernobyl accident - 30 years after

Chernobyl accident resulted in radioactive contamination of the parts of Norway. How did researchers at Ås help to solve problems related to food production, which appeared after the accident? Vitenparken is organizing a seminar on Tuesday 26th of April from 11:30 to 16:15 (in Norwegian).

Masteroppgaven handler om opplevelser og erfaringer 30 år etter ulykken i Tsjernobyl

What did we learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima?

30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima - what did we learn and how can we use this knowledge?

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IUR Consensus Symposium 2015 – Agreed statement is published

In November 2015, the International Union of Radioecology organized a consensus symposium. This symposium gathered 30 scientists with diverse background to discuss the ecological impact of radiation on populations and ecosystems. Several CERAD representatives participated in the symposium.

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CERAD 3rd Annual Report is published

A report, which summarises activities performed within the Centre of Environmental Radioactivity in the year 2015, can be downloaded here.

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CERAD Annual Conference 2016

CERAD Annual Conference was held at The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters at 8-9th of February 2016

PhD Seminar on December 15th

A PhD Seminar for Environmental Chemistry Section/CERAD at the Department of Environmental Sciences will be held on Tuesday, December 15th 2015 at SKP Auditorium (NMBU Campus Ås).

CERAD scientific presentations on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Two scientific presentations will be held at NMBU, room J105 (Soil building) from 13:00 to 14:00

IUR Consensus Symposium 2015 - Ecological effects of radiation on populations and ecosystems

CERAD has participated in the consensus conference organized by the International Union of Radioecology (IUR) on 16-19 of November in Miami, USA

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PREPARE workshop on management of contaminated food and goods

The final Workshop of work package 3 of the European research project PREPARE “Management of Contaminated Goods after a nuclear accident” was held on 12 & 13 November 2015 at OECD – Château de la Muette, Paris, France.

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"Activities within environmental radioactivity at University of Seville"

A guest lecture by Prof. Rafael García-Tenorio. Thursday, 29th of October at 11:30, Curie room, Isotope laboratory

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CERAD on the SFF-forum 2015

On October 20-21st, CERAD representatives attended SFF Forum – a Forum that was established as an arena for communication, for exchange of experiences and for initiating collaboration on various perspectives related to the operation of the Centres of Excellence (SFF). The meeting was hosted by the Research Council of Norway.

CERAD CoE chaired an international seminar on nuclear forensics

A Nordic nuclear safety research (NKS) funded seminar entitled “NKS seminar on nuclear forensics in Nordic countries” was organized in Oslo 5-6 October 2015 by CERAD CoE in cooperation with Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority (Geislavarnir Rikisins), Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden and Danish Technological University (DTU).

PhD-student Urma Mahrosh, Institutt for Miljøvitenskap

PhD defence - Urma Mahrosh

Urma Mahrosh, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: "Road deicing salt and copper: Transfer and effects on fertilization and early life history stages of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), on 28 September 2015.

Back to the future: Chernobyl

Professor Brit Salbu, Director of the CERAD CoE in the "Schrödingers katt" on September 10th 2015.

The 10th International Conference on Nuclear and Radiation Physics

CERAD participated at the 10th International Conference on Nuclear and Radiation Physics, September 8–11, 2015, Kurchatov, Republic of Kazakhstan.

CERAD participants at the Mining & Environment 2015 Conference

The Mining & Environment 2015 Conference took place at Sudbury Campus of the Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada on June 21st-26th 2015.

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The 9th European Zebrafish Meeting (EZM2015)

Zebrafish researchers from NMBU and UiO recently organized the 9th European Zebrafish Meeting (EZM2015) which was the the big annual zebrafish conference in 2015 and gathered 650 zebrafish researcher from all around the world during 4 beautiful summer days from June 28 to July 2. The venue was Oslo Conference Center at Youngstorvet  (zebrafish2015.org).

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PhD defence - You Song (IMV)

PhD degree – You Song, Dep. of Environmental Sciences will defend his PhD thesis” Transcriptional responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) following single and combined exposure to depleted uranium and gamma radiation” on 20.06.2014.

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PhD defence - Jelena Mrdakovic Popic (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Jelena Mrdakovic Popic, Dept. of Environmental Sciences will defend her PhD thesis ”Environmental Impact of Radionuclides and Trace Elements in the Thorium Rich Fen Area in Norway” on May 13th 2014

CERAD 2nd Annual Report is published

A report, which summarises activities performed within the Centre of Environmental Radioactivity in the year 2014, can be downloaded here.

INITIAL SEMINAR FOR PhD-STUDENT MAGNE SIMONSEN

Thursday 20th March at 12:15

Place: The Soil building, CERAD, Meeting room 'Curie'

Deltakere på seminarene i Rogaland

Stakeholder dialogue seminars in Rogaland – part two

The second part of the seminars about the possible consequences of a hypothetical nuclear accident with contamination over Rogaland, was held on March 10th in Stavanger.

CERAD Annual Conference 2015

CERAD Annual Conference 2015 was held on 9th-10th of February at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The agenda for the meeting is given below.

Deltakere på seminarene i Rogaland

Stakeholder dialogue seminars in Rogaland – part one

What would happen in case of radiological contamination of the western coast of Norway? What kind of challenges would appear for the local populations and how could they be solved?

CERAD 1st Annual Report is published

A report, which summarises activities performed within the Centre of Environmental Radioactivity in the year 2013, can be downloaded here.

CERAD SEMINAR 2014

CERAD seminar at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA) on March 13th 2014

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