Next Workshop : 2-7 JULY 2018




BioMAP 8 in Dubna, Russia


Dubna is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia. It has a status of naukograd (i.e. town of science), being home to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), an international nuclear physics research center and one of the largest scientific foundations in the country.


JINR is an international research center for nuclear sciences, with 5500 staff members, 1200  researchers including 1000 Ph.D's from eighteen member states


Headquarter of the Institute, Dubna



The Institute has seven laboratories, each with its own specialisation: theoretical physics, high energy physics (particle physics), heavy ion physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear reactions, neutron physics, and information technology. JINR has a division to study radiation and radiobiological research and other ad hoc experimental physics experiments.


BioMAP 8 will be organized by Prof. Dr. Marina Frontasyeva, Department of Neutron Activation Analysis and Applied Research, Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia.

BioMAP 8 in Dubna
Local Organizing Committee
Marina V. Frontasyeva - Chairperson
Otilia A. Culicov - Vice Chairperson 

Inga I. Zinicovscaia - Scientific Secretary 
Tatyana S. Donskova 
Konstantin N. Vergel 
Pavel S. Nekhoroshkov
Olga A. Lashkova 
Atanas Vasilev 
Gergana Hristozova 
Julia Alexeenok
Nikita Yushin 



Special Issue of Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR)


Biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution: possibilities and future challenges


  Almeida M, Wolterbeek HT, Markert B, Loppi S (2016), in press


This special issue of Environmental Science and Pollution Research highlights selected papers presented at the Seventh International Workshop of BioMAP (BioMAP7), which is focused on biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution, and which was held on June 14–19, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal.


BioMAP7, in addition to the specific issues related to biomonitoring as a technique, specifically addressed the potential of biomonitoring in assessing human exposure to and effects of exposure to toxic substances: as it is, biomonitoring comprises interdisciplinary approaches, which need input from environmental, biological, chemico-analytical, data analytical and medical-epidemiological domains.


This special issue cannot fully reflect the diversity and creativity of the ideas and new insights that were shared at BioMAP7. However, as editors, we hope that this issue may prompt scientists from the diverse fields to participate in BioMAP workshops to come: the collected papers show and justify the strong position of the biomonitoring technique in worldwide studies on atmospheric pollution.

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