Marina Olegovna DegtevaMarina Degteva, in full Marina Olegovna Degteva (born 1951), PhD in Technical Sciences, Head of Biophysics Laboratory of the URCRM since 1991, was awarded with a Certificate of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for longstanding conscientious work (2007), Badge of Honor of Health Physics Society, USA (2010); member of Committee 2 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (2013).

The main lines of scientific expertise of M.O. Degteva are dose reconstruction of radiation exposure and radiation protection of population. Under the guidance of M.O. Degteva a number of scientific studies commissioned by the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA of Russia) are performed as well as surveys on international scientific issues within the framework of the Russian-American Joint Coordinating Committee for Radiation Effects Research (JCCRER) and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).

Lynn R. AnspaughLynn R. Anspaugh, (born  1937), graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1959, B.A. (Physics); University of California at Berkeley, 1961 M.Biorad. (Health Physics); University of California at Berkeley, 1963 Ph.D. (Biophysics).

Professional Experience: 1997–Present: Research Professor, Radiobiology Division, University of Utah; 1963–1996:Biophysicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; 1995–1996: Director, Dose Reconstruction Program; 1993–1995:Director, Risk Sciences Center; 1982–1992: Division Leader, Environmental Sciences Division; 1976–1982: Section Leader for Analysis and Assessment; 1974–1975: Group Leader for Applied Environmental Sciences; 1963–1974: Scientist, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences Division.

Honors: Fellow, Health Physics Society, 1989; Elected Member, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), 1989, 1995; Member, U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiations, 1987–Present. The main research spheres are radiation dose reconstruction and environmental health physics. Lynn R. Anspaugh is the Author or co-author of more than 250 publications.

Faith G. DavisFaith G. Davis, (born 1949), Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics, president of the American College of Epidemiology, serves on the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Her special interests are brain cancer and ovarian cancer, factors that influence the occurrence and survival of cancer, environmental impact on cancer initiation in human populations. The focus of the research is rare cancers (including brain tumors and ovarian cancers) and environmental exposures, including ionizing radiation. This includes characterizing radiogenic cancer risks associated with low dose and low dose rate environmental exposures.

In addition, she is interested in surveillance-accurate patterns and exposure assessment to better evaluate known animal neurocarcinogens in the environment while developing collaborations to allow for testing environmental hypotheses related to brain tumors in humans.

Igor Klementyevich DibobesIgor Dibobes, in full Igor Klementyevich Dibobes (born 1937), MD, State Prize winner, director of the URCRM (1958–1967). He deserves much of the credit for the establishment of the URCRM as a research institution. Under his leadership and with his direct involvement the regularities of biologically hazardous uranium fission products behavior, primarily 90Sr, in various environmental media and regularities of trophic chain and human dietary intake contamination in the East Ural Radioactive Trace (EURT) were studied.

Regularities of radioactive substances migration in various landscapes were investigated, effective schemes for agricultural industry were developed. Under his guidance recommendations on protective measures in EURT were prepared, and their implementation was controlled; recommendations on the establishment of sanitary protection zone with a special regime on certain part of EURT were introduced; recommendations on natural grasslands and pastures soil decontamination were suggested, radiological laboratory in Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk Oblasts were formed.

Ilya Ilyich DolgushinIlya Dolgushin, in full Ilya Ilyich Dolgushin (born 1947), Professor, MD, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Medico-Technical Academy, Honored Worker of Science, Head of the Department of Microbiology, Virology, Immunology and Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Rector/Head of the Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy, Deputy Chairman of Academic Commission on Teaching microbiology, virology, immunology, Chairman of Chelyabinsk Society for Microbiology, Epidemiology and Parasitology, chairman of the Rectors Council of medical and pharmaceutical universities of the Russian Federation, a member of the Rectors Council of the Chelyabinsk region; the author of 22 patents.

His research activity focuses on infectious immunology, mechanisms of neutrophil participation in antibacterial defense, and in interactions with other blood cells. Professor Dolgushin carried out fundamental research in immunology of burn and traumatic diseases. He was the first to establish universal laws and mechanisms of immune deficiency after traumatic injuries of various origins, and to propose new and original approaches to immunotherapy in trauma.

Theodor M. Fliedner

Theodor M. Fliedner, (born 1929), Professor of Clinical Physiology and Occupational Medicine, Member of the Academies of Sciences in Heidelberg as well as in Milano; Foreign Member (Academician) of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Ukraine; Honorary Member of the American, Italian and Hungarian Society of Hematology, Honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences of the Mahidol University, Bangkok (Thailand), the Medical University of Debrecen (Hungary) and LB-University of Uppsala (Sweden).

He contributed extensively to experimental hematology by elucidating the cellular kinetics of normal and leukemic hemopoietic cell renewal using tritiated thymidine and single cell autoradiography. He also contributed extensively to the analysis of the pathophysiology of the acute and chronic radiation syndromes. Dr. Fliedner and his group paved the way for the characterization, physiology and pathophysiology of hemopoietic stem cells in the peripheral blood and to their mobilization, collection, cryopreservation and utilization for hemopoietic reconstitution after total body irradiation both in the canine model and, in the early 1980s, in human beings (in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg). He and his group established a database for the clinical signs and symptoms as well as course and follow-up for radiation accident victims as a basis for the pathophysiological characterization and analysis of radiation, especially of the responses of the hemopoietic system, and also established a telecommunications linkage between the University of Ulm and the Ural Research Center for Radiation Medicine in Chelyabinsk, Russia, to support the clinical and hematological management of chronically radiation exposed inhabitants as a consequence of mismanagement of radioactive waste in the Techa River region.

Angelina Konstantinovna GuskovaAngelina Guskova, in full Angelina Konstantinovna Guskova (born 1924), radiologist, MD, professor, winner of the Lenin Prize (1963), a member of the National Commission on Radiological Protection (since 1959), expert of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (since 1967), corresponding member of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1986), Chief Scientific Officer/chief researcher of the Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia, Honored Science Worker of the RSFSR (1989), laureate of the Sievert Award for her contribution to radiation protection (2000).

The main line of scientific research and main practical achievements of A.K. Guskova can be represented as follows: development of fundamental etiopathogenetic classification of radiation sickness in humans (together with G. D. Baysogolov), direct involvement into the treatment, evaluation of its effectiveness and formation of the basic principles of therapeutic and diagnostic measures in radiation accidents of various types, and participation in the system of preventive measures for the staff of Mayak PA that led to the health recovery in vast majority of people (88%) out of thousands exposed persons, participation in the work of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) and the preparation of the Committee’s reports concerning acute radiation effects, clinical radiation epidemiology, radiation effects on the nervous system, and involvement in the program on cardiovascular disease (radiation contribution to polyetiologic diseases).

Leonid Andreyevich IlyinLeonid Ilyin, in full Leonid Andreyevich Ilyin (born 1928), Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the Lenin Prize, laureate of the State Prize of the U.S.S.R. and Russia, recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, Director of the State Research Center — Biophysics Institute, Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, MD, professor, veteran of special risks units, one of the scientific supervisors of biomedical and hygienic works for the elimination of Chernobyl accident consequences. The main line of scientific research and main practical achievements of L. A. Ilyin can be represented as follows: the establishment of the first Black Sea Fleet nucleonics laboratory, development of new drugs and personal protection means from the effects of gamma-neutron radiation, incorporation of radionuclides in the body and contact radioactive contamination of skin, wounds and burns; the development of the issues of medical and hygienic protection of personnel and population in the process of establishment and development of new nuclear technologies and in case of radiation accidents; regulation of permissible levels of human exposure; radiobiology of the low dose rate exposure and stochastic effects of human exposure forecast; the development of the practical threshold dose concept in radiation epidemiology and hygienic standards. He repeatedly took part, sometimes as a scientific supervisor, in the new drug trials on landfills. For the first time in the world L. A. Ilyin elaborated the understanding of the radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident, later confirmed by the leading international and Russian experts.

Mikhail Filippovich KisselevMikhail Kisselev, in full Mikhail Filippovich Kisselev (born 1949), Doctor of Biological sciences, Deputy Head of the Federal Medical Biological Agency, the representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, a member of the Russian Commission on Radiological Protection, the laureate of the State Prize, was awarded the “Medal of Honor”, a member of the editorial board of the journal “Nuclear Medicine and Radiation safety”, “Emergency medicine”. Dr. Kisselev conducts research in the field of medical and biological evaluation of the impact of man-made factors of physical, chemical and biological nature on the human body; development of methods and means of dose reconstruction as well as quantification of chemicals in biosubstrates and environmental media; development of technical standards for radiation and chemical safety, safe destruction of nuclear and chemical weapons, environmental factors effect on the health of people living close to industrial facilities.

Mira Mikhaylovna KossenkoMira Kossenko, in full Mira Mikhaylovna Kossenko (born 1937), MD, specialist in the study of the radiation exposure effects in the population of the Southern Urals, Head of the clinical department of the URCRM (1983–1993), Head of epidemiological laboratory URCRM, (1993–2001),a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Order of Courage for participating in elimination of Chernobyl accident consequences.

Under the guidance of M. M. Kossenko and with her direct involvement the early radiation effects in the population were analyzed, clinical picture of chronic radiation sickness in the observed population was described, the health status of the exposed population and their offsprings was assessed. M. M. Kossenko was engaged in demographic and epidemiological studies of long-term radiation effects in the population of the Urals region, took an active part in the examination and treatment of people exposed to radiation in the Southern Urals and as a result of the Chernobyl accident, participated in joint research of radiation effects in humans led by Russian and foreign scientists.

Irina Ivanovna PelevinaIrina Pelevina, in full Irina Ivanovna Pelevina (born 1931), Head of the Laboratory of Radiation and Environmental Biophysics of the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Science, laureate of the Prize of the Russian Federation, laureate of the “Grant of Moscow” Awards in the field of Science and Technology (2002, 2004, 2005), one of the liquidators of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the deputy editor of the journal “Radiation Biology. Radioecology”, a member of the Expert Council of the State Commission for academic degrees and titles of the RF for Biological Sciences, Vice Chairman of the Scientific Council in Radiobiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Professor. For her contribution into the research in the field of human tumor radiosensitization she was awarded the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation.

I. I. Pelevina is engaged into the research of late radiation effect mechanisms and manifestations of genomic instability in the progeny of irradiated cells, mechanisms of adaptive radiation response of cells and biological effect of low exposure doses. She is studying the possibility of raising the effectiveness of malignant tumors radiotherapy in humans and animals by means of combined effects of radiation modifiers on populations of most resistant tumor cells (quiescent cells and in hypoxia).

Dale L. PrestonDale L. Preston, (born 1949), biostatistician, a fellow of the American Statistical Association; served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences BEIR V committee and to the United Nations Scientific Committee on Atomic the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR); member of Committee 1 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (2001–2008); the principal developer of the Epicure risk regression software.

Dr. Preston has worked on studies of radiation health effects for more than 25 years. He is currently involved in a number of studies of radiation effects including the studies of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, populations exposed to radiation as a result of the operations of the Russian reactor and plutonium production complex (Mayak), and studies of a large cohort of X-raytechnologists in the United States.

Dr. Preston’s research interests include: analysis of dose-response shape, effect modification, temporal patterns of radiation-associated cancer and non-сancer mortality and incidence; methodological research on the risk estimation from cohort survival and case-control data using generalized risk models; and the design and development of statistical software

Elaine RonElaine Ron, (born 1943, New York, U.S.–died November 20, 2010, Bethesda, Maryland), A Senior Investigator at the US National Cancer Institute, an internationally renowned expert in the health effects of exposure to radiation, including medical, occupational, and environmental settings, from 1997 to 2002 Chief of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, NCI. She served on numerous expert radiation committees including Committee 1 of the International Commission of Radiation Protection, and was a member (2007–2010) and Chairperson of the Scientific Council (2008) of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. She also served on the Public Health Committee of the American Thyroid Association. Her earliest work on the effects of treatment for tinea capitis in Israel is considered a groundbreaking classic. She led research clarifying the risks related to external radiation among atomic bomb survivors and, most recently, was conducting a study of persons who received CT scans before the age of 18 years. She investigated the effects of internal radiation through several cohorts of patients exposed to diagnostic or therapeutic I-131 and among persons exposed to radionuclides from the Chernobyl accident and the Mayak nuclear facility in Ozyorsk, Russia. She had a long-standing interest in the etiology of thyroid tumors, and led an international effort that pooled 13 studies and contributed greatly to our understanding of the disease.

Vladimir Leontyevich ShvedovVladimir Shvedov, in full Vladimir Leontyevich Shvedov (1928–2007), MD, professor, member of the Scientific Council of the Chelyabinsk State University, was one of the founders of the Department of Radiation Biology of the Biology Faculty, Director of the URCRM (1967–1990),radiobiologist-toxicologist, was awarded the Order “Badge of Honor”.

Under his leadership large-scale experimental studies modeling the effects of ionizing radiation in the human population as a result of the accident on Mayak PA in 1957 were conducted; the regularities of tissue dose formation and radiation injuries in various body systems were researched; the long-term effects of chronic exposure to uranium fission products in experimental animals were studied. The results of these studies led to a valid prediction on possible long-term health radiation effects in the population of the Southern Urals and they allowed to organize in time the activities of the URCRM clinic as hematology center. The scientific work of V. L. Shvedov is devoted to radiation toxicology, radiation oncology and embryology, experimental validation of cancer risk as a result of human radiation exposure. Professor Shvedov developed a schematic model of 90Sr induced osteosarcomogenesis.

Anatoliy Mikhaylovich SkryabinAnatoliy Skryabin, in full Anatoliy Mikhaylovich Skryabin (born 1931), Assistant Professor, Honorary Professor, Head of the Laboratory of the National Research Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology in Gomel, a member of the National Commission on Radiological Protection, one of the liquidators of large-scale radiation accidents on Mayak PA and in Chernobyl.

A. M. Skryabin was engaged in research programs on ground testing of nuclear weapons, participated as a member of the National Commission on Radiological Protection in conducting peaceful nuclear explosions, was responsible for the medical care and radiation safety of the people employed in them and the public. His research interests are radiation protection, radiation genetics, dosimetry, and radiobiology.