Applied Radiation Biology Training

Postgraduates from the Centre of Applied Radiation Sciences & Technologies (CARST) of the MMabatho campus of North West University spent 18-22 September 2017 at iThemba LABS for training in applied radiation biology.

The 11 postgraduates received lectures and did practical work to assess cellular radiation damage using cytogenetic methods. They also participated in an experiment with DNA uptake of 123-I labelled deoxyuridine – a compound used to study the biological damage of very short range Auger electrons.

They also participated in an experiment with DNA uptake of 123-I labelled deoxyuridine – a compound used to study the biological damage of very short range Auger electrons.