Publication from Workshop available - See Programme.

Pictures from the City Hall Reception available - See Pictures.

Pictures of most speakers available - see Presentations.

The presentations are / will be available (subject to approval of the presenters) - see Presentations.

The abstract book is available - see Abstracts.

E-posters permitted for publication are available - see Posters.

Programme has been finalised on 10 September.

MELODI Award winner has been announced: Congratulations to Dr. Kristian Unger!

MELODI organisations

BfS, Germany
CEA, France
ENEA, Italy
HMGU, Germany
IRA, Switzerland
IRSN, France
ISS, Italy
ITN, Portugal
KVSF, Germany
NRIRR, Hungary
RIVM, Netherlands
SCK-CEN, Belgium
SSM, Sweden
STUK, Finland
SU, Sweden
SUJCHBO, Czech Republic
UAM, Spain
URV, Spain


Finnish Doctoral Programme in Environmental Health - co-organising the Training event on Risk models on 14 September.

City of Helsinki - hosting the Reception on 12 September.

World Health Organisation WHO - co-sponsoring the workshop.

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E-posters/corresponding slides available (publication subject to approval of presenter):

The e-posters or corresponding slides for publication are / will be available below. The page will be updated as the posters are provided and permissions granted.

1A: Epidemiological approaches

Correcting for measurement errors when estimating lung cancer risk associated with radon exposure among uranium miners by Allodji et al.

Childhood leukaemia risks: Towards a better understanding of unexplained results by Laurier et al.

Lung cancer mortality (1950-1999) among Eldorado uranium workers: A comparison of models of carcinogenesis and empirical excess risk models by Eidemüller et al.

Monitoring of Thyroid Cancer Incidence in the Vicinity of Nuclear Sites in Belgium by Bollaerts et al.

A record-based case-control study of natural background radiation and the incidence of childhood leukaemia and other cancers in Great Britain during 1980-2006 by Kendall et al.

1B: Cancer mechanisms and models

A proteomic approach to identify phase-shifts in responses and processes at low doses and dose rates by Hauptmann et al.

1C: Infrastructures and knowledge management

Gamma irradiation facility for low dose/dose rate in vitro biological studies by Campa et al.

The PTB microbeam facility by Giesen et al.

STORE – a data-sharing infrastructure for radiobiology as a tool for knowledge management by Grosche et al.

RENEB - Realizing the European Network of Biological Dosimetry by Kulka et al.

2A: Biomarkers and biobanks

EU EPI-CT project: biomarkers of radiation sensitivity for children by El-Saghire et al.

The German Uranium Miners Biobank – current status and perspectives in radiation research by Gomolka et al.

2B: Non-cancer effects

Mouse lens epithelial cells and lymphocytes exhibit similar sensitivity to gamma irradiation by Graw et al.

Dose–responses from multi-model inference for the non-cancer disease mortality of atomic bomb survivors by Schoellnberger et al.

Low/intermediate dose ionising radiation induces an anti-inflammatory phenotype of activated peritoneal macrophages of BALB/c mice by Wunderlich.

CEREBRAD - Cognitive and Cer ebrovascular E ffects Induced b y Lo w Dose Ionising Radia tion by Benotmane et al.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Circulatory Disease from Exposure to Low-Level Ionizing Radiation and Estimated Potential Population Mortality Risks by Little et al.

2C: Low dose dosimetry and dose concept

How can the Eurados Network on Retrospective Dosimetry contribute to research in low doses? by Fattibene et al.

Cellular dosimetry of Sr-90 using Monte Carlo code MCNPX by Hocine et al.

A novel approach for assessing organ doses from paediatric CT scans in EPI-CT by Thierry-Chef et al.

Other low dose risk research (overall theme)

The DoReMi Network of Excellence is supporting the creation of the MELODI platform by Salomaa.


Abstract submission for posters has now been closed. The submitters are contacted directly for further instructions.

MELODI-2012 participants are encouraged to present a poster. The main aim of the posters is to provide important input to the discussions of the break-out sessions. Posters related to other workshop themes and low dose radiation research in general are also welcomed. This includes for example posters representing other projects.

Poster presenters need to submit an abstract by 30 June. For more information about abstracts, please see Abstract submission.

Poster themes

On the abstract submission form, the poster presenters need to indicate, which of the following themes their poster is related to:

  • 1A: Epidemiological approaches
  • 1B: Cancer mechanisms and models
  • 1C: Infrastructures and knowledge management
  • 2A: Biomarkers and biobanks
  • 2B: Non-cancer effects
  • 2C: Low dose dosimetry and dose concept
  • Other low dose risk research (overall theme)

The organisers reserve the right to exclude totally irrelevant posters.

Format: E-poster, ordinary poster or both?

Poster presenters are encouraged to submit their poster in electronic format (e-poster, pdf) in order to be published here at MELODI-2012 website in advance. This way the posters would be publicly available for viewing not only by the participants but by larger audience.

Poster presenters may also present their poster in ordinary paper form, in parallel to e-poster or as the only format in case they do not wish to publish the poster electronically.

Input to the break-out sessions: Possibility for short comments

The break-out session moderators will go through the poster abstracts related to their session theme, and they may contact the poster presenter in order to ask for a short comment during the break-out session. The e-posters are especially suited for this, as it is possible to show the selected e-poster during the session. Ordinary poster boards are available only in the room dedicated for them (coffee break area).

Technical requirements

The size of the ordinary poster should be max. A0 (841 × 1189 mm). Push pins are available on site.

The e-posters should be provided in pdf. Please make sure that the font size is readable from a regular screen.

Setting up of ordinary posters

The ordinary posters will be available for viewing during entire Workshop. Setting up of ordinary posters should preferably be performed on Wednesday 12 September or Thursday 13 September between 8:00-9:00, as then there will be help available. The posters should be removed at the end of the Workshop. Any posters left on the poster boards after end of Workshop will be discarded by the organisers.