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Dr. Jacov Kenigsberg

Professor Dr. Jacov Kenigsberg

Dr. Kenigsberg is currently Head of the Laboratory of Radiation Safety at the Republican Scientific-Practical Centre of Hygiene of Belarus, which he joined in 2009.

Dr. Kenigsberg graduated from the Minsk State Medical Institute in 1962, obtained his doctoral degree (Dr.Sc.) in 1982, and became Professor (specialization: radiation hygiene) in 1993.

During the years 1988-2003 he was working as Deputy-Director at the Research Scientific Institute of Radiation Medicine and Endocrinology, where he was leading scientific researches.

Dr. Kenigsberg participated in the long-term response to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He was involved in epidemiological studies of the stochastic health effects among the Belarusian population due to the exposure after the Chernobyl accident, took part in the development of national criteria for contamination of food, milk and water, and in the development of national standards on radiation safety.

Since 2001 he has been Chairman of the National Commission on Radiation Protection under the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

Since 1991 Dr. Kenigsberg has been involved in several international research projects related to radiation effects, dose and risk assessment. He is an IAEA expert in issues on radiation emergencies and contributor to IAEA publications, WHO expert and member of the Expert Group Health (Chernobyl Forum). He also served as an expert for the UNSCEAR assessment of the radiation effects from the Chernobyl accident from 2003 to 2006.

Dr. Kenigsberg is the Representative of Belarus to UNSCEAR for its fifty-ninth and sixtieth session.

Last updated: Friday, 1 November 2013