- Integrated Project funded by the European Commission under 6th Framework Programme / Euratom
- Cellular and molecular biology research on the effects of low and protracted doses of ionizing radiation
- Duration : 4 years 2004-2008
- Coordination : French Atomic Energy Commission CEA / Dr. Laure Sabatier
- Scientific Manager : Dr L.H.F. Mullenders, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
- Partners : 11 European countries, 5 specialized scientific Work Packages (WP).
- Total scientific effort in the project is estimated at nearly € 30 million with an EC contribution of € 10 million.
- 29 organisations :
10 national research entities
3 national radioprotection institutes
3 national cancer institutes
1 private not-for-profit organisation
- A multidisciplinary task force specialised in radiobiology, genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, biophysics and oncology, i.e 33 laboratories or a network of 400 researchers
- Innovative technologies (fluorescence microscopy, RNA interference, animal models, genomic technologies, computer simulations, …) for the identification of genetic variables in processing of radiation damage and quantitative analysis of implications for risk assessment.