International School on Nuclear Methods and Applied Research in Environmental, Material and Life Sciences (NUMAR-2024)

Cuba, Varadero, Barcelo Solymar

Cuba, Varadero, Barcelo Solymar







Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA)


Date: February 25-28, 2024


Location: Barcelo Solymar, Varadero, Cuba


Subject Fields: Nuclear and related techniques for the life sciences, environmental studies and materials science.


Subfields: radiation biology; neuroscience; radiation medicine: radioisotopes and hadron therapy, radiation detectors and medical imaging; nanostructures and functional materials for medical and environmental applications; structural biophysics; radioecology; air, water, and soil pollution; technology of water purification; Raman microspectroscopy


Scientific Scope of the School

The School is dedicated to the comprehensive study of nuclear methods in a large spectrum of applications. The School will be organized in the form of several courses on the above-mentioned topics. Each course will start with an elementary introduction to the subject and its development up to the present day status of research in the corresponding field, explaining the possibilities of participating in the related scientific activities in the JINR laboratories and partner institutions of JINR member states and associated members. 


The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is a large international intergovernmental scientific organization known all around the world for its outstanding contribution to fundamental physics. A significant complex of core facilities, such as research reactor and accelerators, allows JINR to conduct applied research and take part in environmental, life sciences and materials science projects.


JINR has established cooperation with about 1000 research centers and universities and annually organizes more than 40 international conferences and meetings. JINR employees publish about 1500 scientific papers and reports annually.


The Life Sciences part of the courses will include lectures on:

  • radiopharmaceuticals production and nuclear medicine diagnostics and therapy
  • physics and technology of hadron therapy of tumors 
  • modern radiation imaging detectors for PET and CT
  • radiation biology and its applications in space research and radiation therapy
  • radiation neuroscience
  • astrobiology
  • nanostructures applied to biomedicine
  • application of Raman spectroscopy


The Environmental Sciences part of the course will be concentrated on:

  • radioecological assessment of environment
  • analytical techniques in environmental studies and nanotechnology
  • new technologies of wastewater treatment


The Materials Science part of the course will be focused on:

  • application of neutron scattering to soft matter research
  • structural biophysics
  • functional, complex, and nanocomposite materials


All lectures will be given by the scientists from JINR and JINR partner organizations.


Working language of the School is English. 

No participation fees will be collected.

Participation is available for students finishing their third (penultimate) year of Bachelor studies, Master, or PhD students.

The organizers provide the students from Latin America but Cuba with free accommodation in double rooms, meals, but do not cover health insurance. The transport from and back to Havana if proper is guaranteed. The reimbursement of air transport expenses is not anticipated, but can be considered on request.

Accompaniment of Latin American students by professors or scientific supervisors is encouraged. For them, within the framework of the school, it is planned to hold a parallel round table with scientists from JINR and Cuba. Organizers can book accommodations for 125 per single room and 100 per person for double occupancy.

The Cuban students and Cuban lecturers (in total 30 participants) accommodated on expenses of Cuban Research Programs Fund in the same all-included hotel and the transport from and back to Havana is guaranteed.

International school NUMAR-2024