Two days dedicated to post accident management as part of TERRITORIES
The IRSN has jointly organized, with the CLIN of Le Blayais and the
Nuclear Protection Assessment Research Center (CEPN), a workshop on the management of regions after a nuclear accident. This event took place on December 11 and 12, 2018, at the Gironde (Bordeaux) Departmental Council as part of the European research project TERRITORIES.
Five-day training about dosimetry uncertainty in April 2019
The French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (the "IRSN") is co-organizing a training course on "Uncertainty in biological, physical and internal dosimetry following a single exposure", to be held at IRSN (Fontenay-aux-Roses, France) from April 15th to April 19th, 2019.
A formal Chancellerie prize for Marie Kerveillant
Marie Kerveillant, who defended her thesis in management sciences in April 2017, has won one of the Aguirre-Basualdo prizes in Economics and Management, awarded by the Chancellerie des universités de Paris. She received her award during an official ceremony on December 4th at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Inaugural irradiations with the MIRCOM microbeam
First irradiation run for the MIRCOM system, which received the go-ahead in mid-October from French Nuclear Safety Authority (the "ASN"). These initial "shots" at cells will allow final specification of microbeam characteristics.
Jacques Dalla Torre award granted to Paul Eyméoud
Paul Eyméoud, a PhD student at IRSN's Material Physics and Thermal-Mechanics Laboratory (LPTM), received the 2018 Jacques Dalla Torre award on November 21 from the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M). This award has been presented each year since 2006 to a young materials physicist in the field of modeling.
HEIR Conference: An Award for Manon Jacquemin
Manon Jacquemin, a doctoral student at LEDI (Internal Dose Assessment Laboratory), won first place among the presentations given by young researchers at the HEIR Conference which took place from October 8 to 11 in Fontenay-aux-Roses.
SFRO conference: a Best Poster Award for Alexia Lapière
Alexia Lapière, a doctoral student at IRSN's LRMed* (Radiobiology of Medical Exposure Laboratory) won a best poster prize at the 29th conference of the French Society for Oncological Radiotherapy (SFRO) which took place October 4 to 6 at La Défense (France).
Skin contamination by radionuclides: the first emergency treatment is on the market
Since July 2018, Cevidra has marketed Cevidra® Calixarene, the first emergency local treatment for skin contamination by actinides.The treatment, a simple-to-use cleansing cream, prevents uranium from passing through the skin barrier by more than 95%, and was developed during two theses at IRSN in partnership with the Institut Galien Paris-Sud (UMR CNRS 8612) and the Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).