RENEB, or ‘Running the European Network of Biological and retrospective Physical dosimetry,’ is a network founded within the 7th EU framework EURATOM Fission Programme. Between 2012 and 2015, a large amount of research was carried out towards creation and maintenance of a sustainable network of laboratories carrying out standardised and validated biological and physical retrospective dosimetry methods. Many of the scientific outputs from RENEB can be found in the special issue of IJRB which was published in early 2017:
In 2017, the RENEB association was founded with the aim to provide rapid, comprehensive and standardised methodology for individualised dose estimation in case of large- scale radiological events in Europe and beyond. RENEB continues to be an active association with the capability to act as a legal partner for organisations and platforms, active in emergecy preparedness, radiation protection and research.
The fourth EPR BioDose Meeting was held in Hanover, NH, USA in 4–8 October 2015. Organised by The International Association of Biological and EPR Radiation Dosimetry (IABERD), this meeting was held in combination with two international conferences (The International Symposium on EPR Dosimetry and Dating and The International Conference on Biodosimetry) and a symposium (The International EPR Society). The primary focus of this conference was on medical response to events in which large numbers of individuals may be exposed to significant levels of ionising radiation; topics included biodosimetry techniques, radiation mitigators, model systems to develop countermeasures, new data from different exposure events and the implication of these methods in a radiological emergency or in terrorist attack scenarios. Following the meeting, a special issue of Radiation Protection Dosimetry was produced in late 2016:
Dose response of prematurely condensed chromosome rings after gamma irradiation
Citlali Guerrero-Carbajal, Ivonne Romero-Aguilera, Carolina Arceo-Maldonado, Jorge E. Gonzalez-Mesa, Gloria Emeli Cortina-Ramirez & Omar Garcia-Lima