DOE and French Atomic Energy Commission Sign Statement of Intent to Exchange Information on Life Sciences Research


The Department of Energy (DOE) and the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have signed a statement of intent to exchange information on life sciences research supported by the two organizations. The research of interest includes radiobiology research, toxicity and remediation of nuclear materials, molecular nuclear medicine, structural and functional biology, and biotechnology. DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the Office of Science is the principal point of scientific contact for this agreement. The agreement was signed by Dr. James Decker, Acting Director, Office of Science for the DOE and by Professor Andre Syrota, Director of Life Sciences at the CEA. This agreement was of special interest to Senator Pete Domenici who recommended that it be established following a visit to the CEA by Dr. Pete Lyons, Senator Domenici’s science advisor, in November 2000.