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Multi-disciplinary biodosimetric tools to manage high scale radiological casualties

Objective

In the event of a large scale radiological emergency biological dosimetry is an essential tool that can provide timely assessment of radiation exposure to the general population and enable the identification of those exposed people, who should receive medical treatment. A number of biodosimetric tools are potentially available, but they must be adapted and tested for a large-scale emergency scenario. These methods differ in their specificity and sensitivity to radiation, the stability of signal and speed of performance. A large scale radiological emergency can take different forms. Based on the emergency scenario different biodosimetric tools should be applied so that the dosimetric information can be made available with optimal speed and precision. The aim of this multi-disciplinary collaborative project is to analyse a variety of biodosimetric tools and adapt them to different mass casualty scenarios. The following biodosimetric tools will be validated and established: the dicentric assay, the micronucleus assay, the gamma-H2AX assay, the skin speckle assay, the blood serum protein expression assay and EPR/OSL dosimetry in components of pocket electronic devises. The assays were chosen because they complement each other with respect to sensitivity, specificity to radiation and the exposure scenario as well as speed of performance. The project will involve the key European players with extensive experience in biological dosimetry. Training will be carried out and automation and commercialisation pursued. An operational guide will be developed and disseminated among emergency preparedness and radiation protection organisations. The final deliverable of this project will be establishment of a biodosimetric network that is fully functional and ready to respond in case of a mass casualty. Thus, the project will strengthen the European security capabilities by achieving tangible results.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 536 149,40

Participants (15)

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 000
Address
Willy-brandt-strasse 5
38226 Salzgitter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günter Büter (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 288 960
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 336 575,25
Address
Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gemma Pope (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 780 732,50
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Mestraletti (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 800
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIREKTORATET FOR STRALEVERN OG ATOMSIKKERHET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 122 325
Address
Grini Naeringspark 13
1332 Osteraas
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alicja Jaworska (Dr.)
SATEILYTURVAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 174 652,50
Address
Laippatie 4
00880 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Mannonen (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 400
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 85 140
Address
Ul. Dorodna 16
03-195 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylwester Sommer (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 637,70
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 960
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 680
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN RADIATION DOSIMETRY GROUP
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 600
Address
Ingolstadter Landstr 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Helmut Schuhmacher (Dr.)
WESTLAKES SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
The Princess Royal Building Westlakes Science And Technology Park, Moor Row Princess Royal
CA24 3LN Whitehaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 145 587,25
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations