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The mission of the IRSN in terms of research is not simply the acquisition of new scientific knowledge, but also the development of technical risk management tools and a contribution to the development of the expertise available within the Institute.

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Thesis viva

​Annaïg Bertho will defend her thesis Lung damage following stereotactic irradiation: preclinical modelization and radiopathological aspects on Wednesday 27th November 2019 in Fontenay-aux-Roses ( France)



Thesis viva

​Léa Tillard will defend her thesis Impact evaluation of the management options for plutonium and minor actinides in the nuclear phase out on 22th November 2019 in Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)   



Thesis viva

​Adrien Socié will defend his thesis Chemi-thermo-mechanical fracture modeling for concrete: ageing of concrete containment buildings of nuclear power plant, Wednesday 20th November 2019 in Montpellier (France)



Publication of the book "Elements of Nuclear Safety - Research Reactors"

IRSN is publishing a new book in its Science and Technology Collection, entitled "Elements of nuclear safety - Research reactors". He reported on the progress of IRSN's research and development work in the field of nuclear safety on research reactors.



IRSN doctoral student receives a Young Investigator Award from the European Radiation Research Society

Rémi Guédon, a doctoral student at IRSN’s Laboratory for Radionuclide Ecotoxicology (LECO), received one of the 15 Young Investigator Awards presented by the European Radiation Research Society at the International Congress on Radiation Research 2019, held in Manchester from August 25 to 29, 2019.



ANR, INCa, Inserm and Anses calls for proposals: seven projects involving IRSN selected

​IRSN is involved in seven of the projects selected during the latest calls for proposals by the French National Research Agency (ANR), the French National Cancer Institute (INCa), Inserm and the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses) in the fields of cancer, health protection against ionizing radiation, and radioecology. Four of these projects are led by IRSN.



Award for best oral poster presentation given to IRSN doctoral student

​Marine Boudias, an IRSN and ESPCI doctoral student working in collaboration with the Subatech and TrisKem laboratories, has won first place in the poster pitch presentation awards at the Euroanalysis Conference, which took place from September 1 to 5, 2019, in Istanbul (Turkey).



IRSN researcher wins a best poster award in radiobiology

​Olivier Guipaud received a best poster award in radiobiology at the ENLIGHT (European Network for Light ion Hadron Therapy) annual meeting, held on July 1–3 in Caen.



The IRSN recognized at the last SFRP conference

​The French Radioprotection Society (SFRP) conference was held from June 18-20 in La Rochelle and was a great success! The IRSN played a key role in the event by presiding over nearly half of the sessions and co-leading four of the nine tutorials.



The 19th issue of Aktis, IRSN’s scientific newsletter, is available

The nineteenth English-language issue of Aktis, the quarterly newsletter on IRSN’s research, is available on a HTML and PDF package. In this issue, focus on whether the vascular endothelium is a key target for improving radiotherapy treatments.



An IRSN doctoral student wins a Young Scientist Award

​​Alexia Lapière, a doctoral student at the Radiobiology of Medical Exposure Laboratory (LRMed), won the third Young Scientist Award during the 13th International Probiotic Congress (IPC). This was the fourth award presented to the doctoral student since the beginning of her thesis.



Reduction of the side effects of aerodigestive tract radiotherapy on bone tissue. Launch of the IXBONE project

​The IRSN has launched its IXBONE project, which aims to develop a new cell therapy strategy to limit induced side effects on bone tissue following radiation therapy used in the treatment of cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tracts. The project receives funding from the ANR (Agence nationale de la recherche) obtained under the 2018 call for projects PRCE "Projet de recherche collaborative-Entreprise".



HDR viva

​Christelle Huet has defended her HDR Accidents radiologiques et radiothérapie stéréotaxique : développements méthodologiques pour une dosimétrie optimisée on 9th July 2019 in Fontenay-aux-Roses (France).



HDR viva

​​​Alkiviadis Gourgiotis has defended his HDR Sur le chemin de l’isotopie : développements analytiques et applications à la géochimie et à la radioprotection on 1st July 2019 in Fontenay-aux-Roses (France).


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  • CABRI CIP Program

    CABRI-programme_vignette_EN.jpgCreated in 2000, the objective of the Cabri International Program (CIP) is to study the behavior of nuclear fuel rods and cladding during a reactivity-injection accident (RIA) in a pressurized water reactor (PWR).