The symposium is addressed to scientists interested in the effects of heavy ions in
biological systems.
An improved understanding of the mechanisms involved is of highest priority for interplanetary manned missions as well as for the application of heavy ions in cancer therapy.
The symposium will include invited talks, plenary talks, poster sessions with moderated
The symposium covers the following topics:

  • Cell and tissue radiobiology
  • DNA damage and repair
  • Signaling and pathways in Cell biology
  • Heavy ion genetic and epigenetic effects
  • Non-targeted including Bystander and abscopal effects
  • Heavy ion carcinogenesis
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) effects
  • Non-cancer risks to the heart., lens and other tissues
  • individual radiation sensitivity
  • Countermeasures
  • Biophysics and risk assessments
  • Dosimetry in space
  • Treatment planning
  • Medical physics
  • Clinical results-studies and status reports on treatment
  • Beam production and dose delivery methods
  • Quality assurance and robotics

Space Radiation Research in Japan