Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: A three-day international conference on “Radiation counter-measures” began here on Monday with a call to promote research in radiation biology for prevention of diseases.

Scientists were asked to re-orient their work to serve the interests of the poor and downtrodden.

The conference is being organised jointly by the Indian Society of Radiation Biology (ISRB) and Rajasthan University’s Zoology Department. Over 100 scientists and medical experts from the US, Britain, Germany, France and other countries are taking part in the event.

Rajasthan Governor S. K. Singh, inaugurating the conference, said scientific research should pave the way for development of society and improve the quality of life of people at large.

The biennial conference is stated to be the biggest congregation of radiology experts in the country.

The convenor of the conference, P. K. Goyal, said the event would provide research scholars and medical practitioners with an insight into the studies, explorations and research being held in the field across the world.