Publication
Title
The AMERE project : enabling real-time detection of radiation effects in individual cells in deep space
Author
Abstract
A major concern for long-term deep space missions is the detrimental impact of cosmic radiation on human health. Especially the presence of high-energy particles of high atomic mass (HZE) represents a serious threat. To contribute to a fundamental understanding of space radiation effects and to help improving risk assessment for humans on the Moon, the ESA Lunar Lander mission model payload includes a package dedicated to cell-based radiobiology experiments in the form of an Autonomous Microscope for Examination of Radiation Effects (AMERE). The purpose of this setup is to enable real-time visualization of DNA damage repair in living cells after traversal of HZE particles on the Moon. To assess the feasibility of this challenging experiment, we have analysed the biological and technological demands. In this article, we discuss the experimental concept, the biological considerations and describe the implications for system design. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Planetary and space science. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2012
ISSN
0032-0633
Volume/pages
74:1(2012), p. 84-96
ISI
000313385600009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 11.12.2013
Last edited 16.07.2017