This three-day workshop aims to bring together researchers of ionizing radiation, biology, medicine and other related fields for a thorough, interactive discussion. Below are the main topics to be covered:
1. Ionizing radiation and physics (i.e. biological effects of low-dose radiation, radiation protection)
2. Physics for medicine (i.e. medical physics, medical statistics)
3. Modeling of biological systems (i.e. biophysics, population genetics)
Each topic has a specific focus - 1 for radiation protection, 2 for cancer therapy, and 3 for the elucidation of life - with its own history of development. These topics, however, are closely related. It is often the case that insights in one field provide stimulus and clues for others. Despite their separate developments, the topics described above share similar aims and methods.
At the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, we are committed to providing a forum where researchers freely exchange their views and learn from one another. This workshop aims to bring together researchers in various fields (medicine, mathematics, physics, and radiation biology), having few chances to meet one another, for a thorough, interactive discussion. We hope that it will lead to the creation of a new multidisciplinary field where methods of physics are applied to biological and medical studies.