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19th June
Early Researcher
Tutorial Day
20th June
RADAM'07 Day 1
21st June
RADAM'07 Day 2
22nd June
RADAM'07 Day 3
09:00 WG3 Tutorial 09:00 WG3-A Radiation in physiological environments
09:00 WG5-A Track structures in cells 08:30 WG4-B Theoretical developments for radiation damage
10:00 WG5 Tutorial      
11:00 Tea/Coffee 10:30 Tea/Coffee (CH) 10:30 Tea/Coffee 10:00 Tea/Coffee
11:30 WG2 Tutorial 11:00 WG1-A Electron and biomolecular interactions 11:00 WG1-B Electron and biomolecular interactions 10:30 WG5-B Track structure in cells
12:30 Lunch 12:30 Lunch (CH) 12:30 Lunch 12:00  Conference Tour

1. Walking tour of Dublin City Centre

2. Bus Tour to Brú na Bóinne
Neolithic site and interpretive centre

(Packed lunch provided)
14:00 WG1 Tutorial 13:30 WG2-A Ions and biomolecular interactions 13:30 WG2-B Ions and biomolecular interactions
15:00 Tea/Coffee 15:00 Tea/ Coffee (CH) 15:00 Tea/Coffee
15:30 WG4 Tutorial 15:30 WG4-A Theoretical developments for radiation damage 15:30 WG3-B Radiation in physiological environments
16:30 Summary 17:00 Break 17:00 Break
    18:00 Management Committee Meeting (VR)  
  20:00 Poster Session and Reception (CH+BR) 20:00 Management Committee Dinner (BR) 19:30 Conference Dinner
            (CH + BR)


Tuesday 19th June  



Early Researcher Tutorial Workshop
Coordinators: Jimena Gorfinkiel, Open University, UK
               Isabella Baccarelli, CASPUR, IT

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
Introduction Jimena Gorfinkiel
  Tutorial 1: Working Group 3 - Radiation in physiological environments
Radiation Damage in Biological Systems Aidan Meade
  Tutorial 2: Working Group 5 - Track structure in cells
Damage structure along ion tracks in cell nuclei Andreas Hauptner
  Tutorial 3: Working Group 2 - Ions and biomolecular interactions
Experiments 1: Ion sources and collisions with isolated biomolecules Sam Eden
Experiments 2: Ion irradiation of large biomolecules and clusters Adam Hunniford
  Tutorial 4: Working Group 1 - Electron and biomolecular interactions
Theory: Electron-driven molecular processes induced in biological stystems by ionizing sources I. Baccarelli
Experiments: Inelastic electron interactions with biomolecules: from gas phase to complex systems S. Denifl
  Tutorial 5: Working Group 4 - Theoretical developments for radiation damage
Quantum chemical and dynamical tools for solving photochemical problems Ines Corral Perez
Wednesday 20th June  



Venue: Front Hall

Session 1
WG3-A: Radiation in physiological environments
Chair: Nigel Mason, Open University, UK

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
09:00-09:40 Mechanisms of Adaptive Radiation Responses in Mammals at Chernobyl Ron Chesser
Texas Tech University, USA
09:40-10:05 Risks & potential damage from Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation used for Phototherapy Neil O’Hare
St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
10:05-10:30 The use of X-ray and particle microbeam techniques for investigating DNA damage in cells Melvyn Folkard
Grey Cancer Institute, UK
Tea/Coffee break  

Session 2
WG1-A: Electrons and biomolecular interactions
Chair: Ron Chesser, Texas Tech University, USA

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
11:00-11:30 Synchrotron radiation studies of biomolecules Kevin Prince
Elletra, Italy
11:30-12:00 Theoretical calculations of parameters characterising electron impact with biomolecules Dr.Peter Papp
Comenius University, Slovakia
12:00-12:30 Prethermal radiation events in aqueous environments: the teneous borderline between direct and indirect molecular damages Yann-A. Gauduel
CNRS, France

Session 3
WG2-A: Ions and biomolecular interactions
Chair: Paulo Limao-Vieira, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
13:30-14:10 Hyperthermal Ions Damage to DNA Components Michaels Huels
University of Sherbrooke, Canada
14:10-14:35 Ion processing of astrophysical ices Maria Elisabetta Palumbo
Catania Astrophysical Observatory, Italy
14:35-15:00 Energetics of ion induced fragmentation of DNA building blocks Fresia Alvarado
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Tea/Coffee break  

Session 4
WG4-A: Theoretical developments for radiation damage
Chair: Herwig Paretzke, GSF-Institut für Strahlenschutz Neuherberg, Germany

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
15:30-16:00 Recent applications of the QM/MM method in photochemistry and photobiology Adalgisa Sinicropi
University of Siena, Italy
16:00-16:25 Photochemistry and photophysics of DNA nucleobases Lluis Blancafort
Institut de Química Computational, Girona, Spain
16:25-16:45 Theoretical studies of electron-molecule collisions Jimena Gorfinkiel
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
16:45-17:05 Renner-Teller/Jahn Teller intersections along the collinear axes of polyatomic molecules Ágnes Vibók
Department of Theoretical Physics, Debrecen, Hungary
20:00-22:00 Poster Session and Welcome Reception Venue: College Hall and Board Room
Thursday 21st June  



Venue: Front Hall

Session 5
WG5-A: Track structure in cells
Chair: Fiona Lyng, FOCAS, DIT, Dublin, Ireland

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
09:00-09:30 Effect of oxygen on DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation - theoretical modeling approach Vaclav Stepan
Nuclear Physics Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
09:30-10:00 Local changes of higher-order chromatin structure during DSB-repair Martin Falk
Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Brno
10:00-10:30 Photoionization at atmospheric pressure of oligodeoxyribonucleotides: strand breaks induced by low energy electrons and hydrogen atoms Aďcha Bagag
10:30-11:00 Tea/Coffee

Session 6
WG1-B: Electron and biomolecular interactions
Chair: Kevin McGuigan, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
11:00-11:30 VUV irradiation of DNA Gosia Smialek
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
11:30-12:00 Electron attachment to gas phase biomolecules in superfluid helium Stephan Denifl
Univeristy of Innsbruck, Austria
12:00-12:30 Electron interaction with DNA and deoxyribose analogues Aleksandar Milosavljevic
Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia

Session 7
WG2-B: Radiation in physiological environments
Chair: Dimitra Markovitsi Laboratoire Francis Perrin, CEA, France

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
13:30-13:40 RADAM ’08 Conference, Debrecen, Hungary Bela Sulik
ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary
13:40-14:10 Orientation sensitivity of capture fragmentation channels: a study with small molecules of different degree of symmetry Bela Sulik
ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary
14:10-14:35 Low Energy Ion Induced Radiation damage to DNA and its components Adam Hunniford
Queen's University Belfast, UK
14:35-15:00 Electron capture induced dissociation of peptide cations Kristian Střchkel
University of Aarhus, Denmark
Tea/Coffee break  

Session 8
WG3-B: Radiation in physiological environments
Chair: Bob McCullough, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
15:30-16:00 Targeting DNA in therapies: using damages to design strategies on cell sensitisation Claudia Lage
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
16:00-16:30 Polonium 210: The German Experience Herwig Paretzke
GSF Neuherberg, Germany
16:30-17:00 It may not take a shillelagh to end a controversy among radiation scientists Brenda Laster
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
18:00-20:00 Management Committee Meeting Venue: Video Conference Room
20:00-22:00 Management Committee Dinner Venue: Board Room
Friday 22nd June  



Venue: Front Hall

Session 9
WG4-B: Theoretical developments for radiation damage.
Chair: Thomas Schlatholter, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
08:30-09:00 Theoretical study of the fragmentation of small biomolecules by swift ions Jack Sabin
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
09:00-09:30 UV interactions with DNA helices Dimitra Markovitsi
Laboratoire Francis Perrin, CEA, France
09:30-10:00 Photostability of DNA: ultra-fast deactivation of an excited Guanine-Cytosine base pair Martial Boggio-Pasqua
Imperial College, London, UK
Tea/Coffee break  

Session 10
WG5-B: Track Structure in Cells
Chair: Marie-Christine Bacchus, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France

Venue: Houston Lecture Theatre
10:30-11:00 Interphase chromosomes: structure and radiation damage Sergey Andreev
Institute of Biochemical Physics, Moscow, Russia
11:00-11:30 Models and simulations of radiation induced chromosome damage Andrea Ottolenghi
University of Pavia, Italy
11:30-12:00 Biophysical modelling of DSB repair processes Werner Friedland
GSF Neuherberg, Germany
12:00- Conference Tour
  1. Walking Tour of Dublin City Centre
(Packed Lunch Provided)
  2. Bus Tour to Brú na Bóinne Neolithic Site and Interpretive Centre
(Packed Lunch Provided)
19:30-22:00 Conference Dinner Venue: College Hall and Board Room