Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 12th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA.

The workshop will be held at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic from Saturday June 2nd    to Thursday 7th, 2012. This is the twelfth of interdisciplinary workshops bringing together every two years physicists, chemists and biologists with common interest in radiation damage to DNA.

The meeting will explore recent advances in our understanding of complex and interdependent events associated with DNA macromolecules exposed to various types of radiation and radiomimetic agents.         The program is comprised of oral presentations and poster sessions, and time for open discussions.

The scientific sessions of the workshop will include presentations dealing with track structure theory, microdosimetry, direct and indirect actions of radiation, experimental techniques for DNA damage measurement, DNA damage at low doses and by low and high LET radiations, repair of strand breaks and base damage, complex lesions, role of chromatin in DNA damage induction and repair, bystander effects, systems and structural biology in understanding DNA damage and repair. The goals of this meeting are to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking and synergistic interactions between the participants, and to foster the long-term development of this research area by encouraging participation of young investigators. The number of the participants is limited to approximately 120 in order to ensure ambiance for intimate interactions and informal discussions.

We hope that with the help of the International Scientific and Program Committee we will prepare interesting workshop which will highlight the actual progress in the domain, outline new future collaborations and perspective research directions.

We look forward to welcoming you to this workshop in June 2012.
Sincerely yours,

Marie Davidkova and Martin Falk

12th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA
Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR
Department of Radiation Dosimetry
Na Truhlářce 39/64
18000 Prague 8, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 266177200
Fax: +420 283842788