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CONCERT

European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research

The 'European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research - CONCERT' under Horizon 2020 is operating as an umbrella structure for research initiatives in radiation protection of the platforms MELODI, ALLIANCE, NERIS, EURADOS and the European Medical Societies.


It aims at coordinating research efforts and to tackle European research tasks effectively. Besides, education and training will be an important issue within CONCERT, in order to build and maintain a high level of competence in radiation sciences and radiation protection in Europe.

The Medical University of Vienna, as one of the world's largest and most renowned medical universities in Europe, will contribute to this project as the project manager for Austria and as a partner in the areas of development of a strategic research agenda in radiation protection and in education and training.

Research on the effects and risks of low doses of ionising radiation is already part of a number of research projects at MedUni Vienna. The group for Applied and Translational RadioBiology (ATRAB) of the Department for Radiation Oncology, in close cooperation with the Christian-Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology (RadOnc) has a research focus on radiation protection related to medical applications of ionizing radiation, with particular emphasis on optimization of radiotherapy.


MedUni Vienna Researchers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dörr

Bild Prof. Dörr

Department of Radiotherapy
ATRAB – Applied and Translational RadioBiology
wolfgang.doerr@meduniwien.ac.at

Verena Kopatz, MSc.



Consortium

32 project participants
Coordinator: Dr. Michael Jan Warning, BfS – Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, Germany


Facts

ProgrammeCOFUND-EJP
Call/TopicNFRP-2014-2015 Integrating radiation research in the European Union
Project duration01.06.2015 – 31.05.2020
EU funding volume – MedUni Vienna€ 34.375
EU funding volume – total project

€ 29.249.863