IRSN, Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire

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Research units

Radiobiology and epidemiology research units

The ionizing radiation epidemiology laboratory, or LEPID, forms part of the IRSN, and it is located at Fontenay-aux-Roses, in the Paris region. Managed by Dominique Laurier, it comprises 11 personnel.

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The Experimental Radio-toxological Laboratory or LRTOX (previously the Radio-toxological Applied Studies Laboratory or LEAR) is located on sites at Pierrelatte and Fontenay aux Roses. Managed by Isabelle Dublineau, it comprises 24 personnel including 7 researchers (physical chemists, biologists and veterinarians), several student doctorands and post-doctorates.

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The Biological Dosimetric Laboratory is located at Fontenay-aux-Roses, in the Paris region.
Managed by Laurence Roy, it comprises eight personnel, including four researchers, all with University doctorates, and four technicians as well as doctorate and post-doctorate students.
In 2008, the laboratory obtained accreditation from COFRAC for its cytogenetic analysis activity.

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The IRSN’s Radiopathology and Experimental Therapy Laboratory (LRTE) is located in Fontenay-aux-Roses and at the Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR) in Villejuif, in the Paris Region. It has a staff of about 30, and its main tasks are to perform studies on the physiopathology of the effects caused by exposure to ionizing radiation, to search for bioindicators of radiation-induced effects, and to suggest new therapeutic approaches.

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Remplissage de tubes avec le mélange fixateur pour fixation des chromosomes.  Crédits : Olivier Seignette/Mikaël Lafontan/IRSN


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