The table below show the preliminary outline for the programme, there will be two sessions for each of the five working groups

  • WG1: Electron and biomolecular interactions
  • WG2: Ions and biomolecular interactions
  • WG3: Radiation in physiological environments
  • WG4: Theoretical developments for radiation damage
  • WG5: Track structures in cells

12th June
13th June
RADAM'08 Day 1
14th June
RADAM'08 Day 2
15th June
RADAM'08 Day 3
16th June
  09:00 Opening & Session 1 09:00 Session 5 09:30 Session 9 Full day excursion to Eger
  10:20 Tea/Coffee 10:40 Tea/Coffee 10:40 Tea/Coffee
  11:00 Session 2 11:00 Session 6 11:10 Session 10
  12:20 Lunch 12:40 Lunch 12:30  Lunch
13:30  Closing

15:00 Conference Tours

1. Visit to the Reformed College
and downtown

2. Visit to the Botanic Gardens
and the forest area

  13:20 Session 3 13:45 Session 7
15:00-19:00 15:00 Tea/ Coffee 15:10 Tea/Coffee
Registration 15:30 Session 4 15:30 Session 8
Refreshments 17:00 Refreshments 17:20 Refreshments
  17:00 Poster Session 17:20 Round table discussion  
  20:00 Reception 20:00 Organ Concert 19:30 Conference Dinner


Detailed Programme

Thursday 12th June 2008 
15:00 - 19:00   Registration (Refreshments)    
Friday 13th June 2008 
09:00 - 09:30   Opening   József Pálinkás, Nigel Mason, Béla Sulik
Session 1 Chair: John R. Sabin (Univ. of Southern Denmark) 
09:30 - 10:15   Radiation Induced Damage in Macromolecular Systems. Where do we go next?   Nigel Mason
(The Open University, UK)  
10:20 - 11:00   Coffee, Tea    
Session 2 Chair: Nikolaus Stolterfoht (HMI, Berlin) 
11:00 - 11:40   Fragmentation of isolated and nanosolvated biomolecular systems   Bernd Huber
(CIRIL, Caen, France)  
11:45 - 12:15   Dynamical hierarchical methods for the irradiation of clusters and molecules in contact with enviroment   Eric Suraud
(Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse - France)  
12:20 - 13:20   Lunch Break    
Session 3 Chair: Leticia Gonzalez (University of Jena) 
13:20 - 13:50   Calculation of ionization and charge transfer cross sections in collisions of multicharged ions with water molecules   Luis Méndez
(Departamento de Quimica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Spain)  
13:55 - 14:25   Calculated mean excitation energies of some amino acids   John Sabin
(University of Florida, USA)  
14:30 - 15:00   Strong forward-backward asymmetry of the ion emission from H2O fragmented by slow, highly charged ions   Zoran Pešic
(Forschungszentrum Dresden, Germany)  
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee, Tea    
Session 4 Chair: Robert W. McCullough (QUB) 
15:30 - 16:00   Ion irradiation in liquid of micro-volume of cell surgery using a tapered glass capillary with end-window   Yoshio Iwai
(RIKEN Atomic Physics Laboratory, Wako, Japan)  
16:05 - 16:35   Status of the mini-ring project: a compact electrostatic storage device   Jérome Bernard
(University of Lyon, France)  
16:40 - 17:00   Protection of Characterized Gas Phase Macromolecular Targets for Radiation Damage Studies   Tony L. Merrigan
(The Queen's University of Belfast, UK)  
17:00 - 19:45   Poster Session    
20:00  Welcome Reception    
Saturday 14th June 2008 
Session 5 Chair: Samuel P. Eden (The Open University) 
09:00 - 09:30   Heavy Particle-induced radiation damage at the molecular level   Ronnie Hoekstra
(KVI, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)  
09:35 - 10:05   First-principles molecular dynamics simulations of the interaction of ion projectiles with biomolecules in realistic environments   Jorge Kohanoff
(The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK)  
10:10 - 10:40   Nanoscale mechanisms of DNA damage initiated by energetic carbon ion beams in tissue-like media   Andrey Solov'yov
(Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS, Germany))  
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee, Tea    
Session 6 Chair: Marie-Christine Bacchus (University of Lyon) 
11:00 - 11:30   Theoretical study of chromophore of the photoactive yellow protein   Evgeniy V Gromov
(University of Heidelberg, Germany)  
11:35 - 12:05   The all-trans to 13-cis isomerisation of the retinal chromophore of bacteriorodopsin: a model study   Clemens Woywod
(University of Tromsř, Norway)  
12:10 - 12:40   On the puzzling deactivation mechanism of thymine after light irradiation   Leticia Gonzalez
(University of Jena, Germany)  
12:40 - 13:40   Lunch Break    
Session 7 Chair: Paulo Limao-Vieira (Univ. Nova de Lisboa) 
13:40 - 14:10   Radiation damage induced by low energy electrons and positrons (0-100 eV) in water.   Gustavo Garcia
(Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC, Madrid)  
14:15 - 14:45   Cold electrons interacting with ice   David Field
(University of Aarhus, Denmark)  
14:50 - 15:10   DEA of clusters of amino acid in He droplets and triggering of peptide formation due to low energy electrons   Filipe Ferreira da Silva
(Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics, Innsbruck, Austria)  
15:10 - 15:30   Coffee, Tea    
Session 8 Chair: Eirikur Stephensen (University of Iceland) 
15:30 - 16:00   The role of flavin charge transfer transitions in biological electron transfer reactions : the case of DNA photolyase   Spiros S. Skourtis
(University of Cyprus, Nicosia - Cyprus)  
16:05 - 16:25   Secondary fragment formation dependency of deprotonation site on nucleosides   Helga Dögg Flosadóttir
(University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland)  
16:30 - 16:50   Bone marrow transplantation in mice, as a tool to study the role of nuclear receptors of hematogen cells in metabolic disorders   Tamás Roszer
(University of Debrecen)  
16:55 - 17:15   Role of extra chromosome 7p material and epidermal growth factor receptor overexpression in the radiation resistance of glioblastoma tumors   György Vereb
(University of Debrecen)  
17:30 - 19:00   Round table discussion about future RADAM programs, starting with a proposal by Gustavo Garcia Gomez-Tejedor for an international training network on biomedical uses of radiation    
20:00  Organ concert    
Sunday 15th June 2008 
Session 9 Chair: Emanuele Scifoni (FIAS, Frankfurt) 
09:30 - 10:00   Biomimetic membranes for radiation damage studies   Maria Raposo
(Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)  
10:05 - 10:35   How does the conformation of a peptide govern its fragmentation after electron capture?   Anneli Ehlerding
(University of Aarhus, Denmark)  
10:40 - 11:10   Coffee, Tea    
Session 10 Chair: Ágnes Vibók (University of Debrecen) 
11:10 - 11:30   Ion induced ionization and fragmentation of DNA related biomolecules   Sadia Bari
(KVI, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)  
11:35 - 11:55   Coulomb explosion and binary encounter processes in collisions between slow ions and small molecules of biological interest   Zoltan Juhász
(ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary)  
12:00 - 12:20   Radiation damage measurement in physiological environment in cervical cancer   Kornélia Szluha
(University of Debrecen, Hungary)  
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch Break    
13:30 - 14:00   Closing    
15:00 - 18:00   Conference Tours in Debrecen: (by bus, which also takes you to the place of the conference dinner)    
  1. Reformed College and downtown.    
  2. Botanic Gardens and the forest area.    
19:30 -   Conference dinner    
Monday 16th June 2008 
  Full day excursion to Eger