10th International Workshop
Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response


Columbia University, New York, NY
March 15-17, 2012

Hosted by
Radiological Research Accelerator Facility
 Center for Radiological Research




All participants are invited to submit extended abstracts, which will be issued as Workshop Proceedings at the meeting.  The Scientific Program Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. If you wish to be included in the published proceedings, please submit a version of your abstract, ideally 0.5 to 2 pages. Deadline has passed. 


Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement within a few days of submission.


Poster Instructions

Posters should be 3' x 4' in dimension. Mounting boards of this dimension will be provided on easels. They can be either portrait or landscape as needed.

Please see the Program Schedule to check poster topics/presenters/timings.



Registration is free, but workshop participants are requested to submit a registration form.  Deadline passed for presenters. Please register for attendance if you have not done so already.




To encourage participation in the Microbeam Workshop by a broad spectrum of scientists, a number of Travel Grants will be available. We do not know the exact amount of these awards at this time, but we anticipate that they will be on the order of $500-800. These awards will be granted both to junior and senior investigators. Considerations will be the level of participation anticipated at the Workshop with some priority given to young scientists and speakers. The deadline for consideration has passed.

Award notification has been sent via email.



Program Schedule

The Microbeam Workshop will broadly follow the same format as previous meetings and will cover all aspects of the development and application of micro-irradiation techniques as a method for inflicting highly localized radiation damage to living cells and tissues. The meeting will be structured around short oral presentations, with plenty of time for discussion. Poster presentations may also be used if a large number of abstracts are submitted. In the spirit of a Workshop, we are encouraging participants to present works-in-progress and their most recent findings.

The meeting will cover a variety of relevant topics including:

  • Techniques for focusing, or collimating all types of ionizing radiation.

  • Methods for quantifying and targeting the radiation.

  • Imaging and stage-moving techniques.

  • The development of appropriate biological assays.

  • Recent biological applications and findings.

March 15-16:
Kellogg Conference Center
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, 15th Floor
Columbia University, New York City

March 17:
136 South Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533
(914) 591-9244


Philippe Barberet (CENBG, Gradignan, France)
Alan Bigelow (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)

David Brenner (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)

Roberto Cherubini (INFN-LNL, Legnaro, Padova, Italy)
Marco Durante (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Karen Kirkby (University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK)
Hideki Matsumoto (University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan)
Kevin Prise (Queens University, Belfast, UK)
Lijun Wu (HIPS/CAS, Hefei, China)



When making a reservation, please be sure mention that you are visiting
Columbia University, in order to secure the corporate rate.

Hotel rates are approximate.

List of recommended accommodations.


For additional information contact Alan Bigelow.
Last modified by AH on February 27, 2012 .