CERAD Annual Conference 2015

Monday February 9th

09:15 Welcome, CERAD Chairman

  • Objectives, focus and deliverables
  • Status CERAD 2015
  • Umbrella Research Focus

Session 1: Sources, speciation and transfer                            Chair: Halvor Hektoen

09:30-10:30 UMBRELLA 1 Particle sources and effects

  • Overview Particle sources and effects, Ole Christian Lind


  • Characteristics and transformation of radioactive particles, Ole Christian Lind
  • Uptake and distribution of U and Co nanoparticles in biota, Simone Cagno
  • Exposing plant and lichen to radioactive particles, Knut Asbjørn Solhaug
  • Discussion

10:30-10:50 Coffee

10:50 -12:00 UMBRELLA 2 Dynamic transfer

  • Overview Dynamic transfer, Justin Brown


  • ERICA dynamic modelling tool, Justin Brown
  • Uranium model experiments Atlantic salmon, Hans Christian Teien
  • FFF-ICP–MS toolbox for speciation - examples with uranium speciation, Sachin Nehete (PostDoc)
  • Transfer and uptake of NORM – Case Central Asian Pit Lakes, Lindis Skipperud

12:00 – 12:20 Guest lecture: Challenges associated with NORM, Peter Stegnar, Slovenia

12:20 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Session 2: Biological effects                                                 Chair: Lindis Skipperud

13:30-17:00 UMBRELLA 3 Radiosensitivity, UMBRELLA 4 MixTox and UMBRELLA 5 Transgenerational

  • Overview: Radiosensitivity, MixTox and Transgenerational effects, Dag Brede, Knut Erik Tollefsen and Anka Olsen


  • Combined toxicity of cadmium, uranium and gamma in Atlantic salmon - role of toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics, Hans-Christian Teien and You Song
  • Gamma exposure of zebrafish and associated responses, Peter Alestrøm
  • Discussion

14:50– 15:20 Coffee

15:20 Highlights (cont.)

  • Direct and transgenerational effects in mice
    • Mutagenic (and reproductive) effects of combined exposure to multiple stressors – chronic low dose rate IR and low Se diet, Anne Graupner (PhD)
    • Transgenerational biological effects of paternal low dose rate ionizing radiation, Hildegunn Dahl (PhD)
  • NanoParticle exposure of C elegans, Dag A. Brede
  • Developing and applying an effect toolbox in C. reinhartii, D. magna and L. minor on single and multiple stressors, Tania Gomes (post doc)
  • Cumulative risk assessment of multiple stressors under ecological relevant exposure scenarios, Karina Petersen
  • Discussion

16:20– 16:40 Guest lecture: Challenges in radiobiology, Carmel Mothersill and Colin Seymore, Canada

16:40-17:30 General discussion

17:30 – 19:30 Concert

19:30 Dinner


Tuesday February 10th

Session 3: Ecosystem approach and integrating UV                   Chair: Per Strand

09:00 – 09:50 UMBRELLA 6 Ecosystem Approach

  • Overview Ecosystem Approach, Alicija Jaworska


  • Meso/Microcosm- experimental opportunities, Hallvard Haanes
  • Radon – willingness to pay to reduce risks, Olvar Bergland
  • Socio-ethical challenges, Deborah H. Oughton

09:50 - 10:10 Guest lecture: Challenges associated with Ecosystem//Holistic approach, Claire Bradshaw, Sweden

10:10 – 10:20 Discussion

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee

10:40-11:30 UMBELLA 7 Ionising and UV radiation

  • Overview Doses and effects of ultraviolet ionising radiation, Terje Christensen


  • Combined effects of ultraviolet and ionising radiation on zebrafish and human cell culture models, Alicja Jaworska
  • Applying the effects of UV radiation on the environmental consequences after a radioactivity fallout, Martin Album Ytre-Eide
  • Dose models, Elisabeth Lindbo Hansen (PostDoc)
  • Discussion

11:30 -12:30 Lunch

Session 4 Cases                                                                    Chair Deborah H. Oughton

12:30 – 13:50 UMBRELLA 8 a, b Cases: Nuclear Releases

  • Overview Cases, Ole Christian Lind
  • Case: Western Norway
    • Sources and transport Ole Christian Lind
    • Coupling of models - results from the modelling group, Astrid Liland
    • Short report from the first stakeholder seminar, Yevgeniya Tomkiv
  • Case: Arctic
    • Expeditions K-159 and K-27, Hans Christian Teien
    • Air transport in case of a nuclear accident involving K -159 and K-27, Heiko Klein
  • Impact assessments and uncertainties, Brit Salbu
  • Discussion

14:00 Nuclear Threats, Per Strand

14:15 Guest lecture: CERAD research – relevance to IUR, François Bréchignac, IUR

14:30 – 15:00 General discussions

15:00 Closing

Published 19. October 2015 - 14:49 - Updated 3. December 2015 - 11:16