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Dr. Peter Jacob

Dr. Peter Jacob 

Dr. Peter Jacob has been acting Director of the Institute of Radiation Protection at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) from 2009 to 2016 and Speaker of the Department of Radiation Sciences at HMGU from 2013 to 2015.

He obtained his PhD in theoretical physics in 1979 at the Technical University Munich. After two years as a guest scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute of Physics Dr. Jacob joined HMGU (formerly Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung (GSF)). His research was focused on the migration of radionuclides in the environment, modelling of radiation transport to assess human exposures, and deriving population exposures from monitoring data. In 1993, he became head of the Research Group Risk Analysis at GSF. 

Since several years, Dr. Jacob has been head of the Radiation Risk Committee of the German Commission on Radiological Protection (SSK). He coordinated a number of European research projects including EpiRadBio www.epiradbio.eu, which combined epidemiology and radiobiology to assess health risks from radiation exposures with low doses. His research interests include modelling of radiation-induced pathogenesis and risk analyses. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Jacob has been member of the German delegation to UNSCEAR since 2006 and the Representative of Germany for the sixty-second to sixty-fifth sessions. He has been Vice-Chair of the Committee from the sixty-second to sixty-fifth sessions.

Last updated: Sunday, 16 June 2019