ENEA

Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile

Italy

Contact person: Simonetta Pazzaglia

Website: www.enea.it

 

The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA) is a public research centre operating in the fields of energy, environment and new technologies to support competitiveness and sustainable development. ENEA has unique competences in Radiological Protection and Safety in Italy, and is a "repository" of scientific knowledge, technical competence and data in the country. ENEA has in house know-how, laboratories, equipments and unique infrastructures in support of radiobiology- and dosimetry-related activities. The infrastructures available include X-ray generators and high- and low-energy neutron facilities equipped with biological channels, as well as facilities for proton irradiation. These facilities comply with EU standards and are periodically checked by the INRIM (National Institute of Metrology of Ionizing Radiation).

The ENEA Unit has long and internationally recognized experience in radiobiology at molecular, cellular and whole-animal level. Medical/veterenarian staff for animal care and histopathology, and biological staff skilled in tissue processing and molecular techniques are available for evaluation of clinical, pathological and genetic alterations in experimental animals. The Laboratory of Radiation Biology and Biomedicine has participated in several EURATOM projects, the most recent of which is the FP6 EU project RISC-RAD.