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The Association for Radiation Research (ARR) is delighted to welcome you to the 16th International Congress on Radiation Research which will be held in Manchester on 25th – 29th August 2019.

The UK has a proud heritage in radiation research and the ARR has had the privilege of being served over the years by many of the world leaders in the field. Our chosen host city of Manchester similarly boasts a rich heritage, from Rutherford to modern-day radiotherapy techniques. Indeed our ICRR2019 logo was developed to reflect the industrial and scientific heritage of Manchester that underpins the vibrancy, innovation and culture of the city today.

The congress is to be held in Manchester Central which houses the city’s historic Central Railway Station, a feature of the Manchester cityscape since 1876 and now reinvented as a distinctive conference venue. Manchester Central is in the heart of the city centre, surrounded by top-class restaurants, nightlife, shopping, cultural and sporting venues for which Manchester is famed. Further afield you’ll find beautiful countryside, historic cities and a wealth of opportunities for an extended stay.

We are looking forward to providing you with a superb environment in which to present, discuss and advance your knowledge of radiation research. As with all previous ICRR International Congresses, ICRR 2019 provides a broad dialogue platform for those working within radiation research and related fields. The scientific programme will be designed to engage researchers across all disciplines and to facilitate the development of multidisciplinary collaboration and interaction. We especially look forward to welcoming our young scientists with scientific and social programmes targeted at the development of our future research leaders.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019. Mancunian friendliness is legendary and an enthusiastic welcome is guaranteed!

Yours sincerely

Professor Kaye Williams
ICRR, LOC Chair

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The ICRR2019 logo depicts Manchester’s industrial and scientific heritage. The hexagon relates through honeycomb to the worker bee, a key symbol reflecting the productivity of Manchester’s textile workers during the industrial revolution (“busy bees”) and depicted in the mosaic flooring of Manchester Town Hall and on many buildings and street furniture within the city. The University of Manchester has supported twenty-five Noble prize winners. Eight of these were awarded for pioneering research into atomic structure and radioactivity. These are depicted in the eight electrons of our atom, which thereby mimicks oxygen, of significant relevance to radiation biology.

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