Dr. Ken Buesseler specializes in the study of natural and man-made radionuclides in the ocean. His work includes studies of fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, assessments of Chernobyl impacts on the Black Sea, and examination of radionuclide contaminants in the Pacific resulting from nuclear testing on the Marshall Islands as well as more recently from the Fukushima nuclear power plants. In 2009 he was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union; in 2013 selected as foreign member of the Dutch Academy of Sciences; and in 2018, elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

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Dr. Angelika Claußen

Angelika Claußen is a practicing physician in psychiatry and psychotherapy and Regional vice president for IPPNW Europe. She has been a member of the German IPPNW Board of Directors since 1998, which she chairs since 2005. Dr. Claußen’s main fields of political activity are: phase-out of nuclear energy, the Iraq war and its effects and human rights policies in Turkey. Angelika Claußen has coordinated the work of, and represented the German IPPNW in, the field of nuclear energy phase-out for many years. She was a co-author of the IPPNW study "5 years living with Fukushima, 30 years living with Chernobyl," published in 2016.

Juliane Dickel is head of nuclear and energy policy at Friends of the Earth Germany (FoE/ Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland). Coming from Braunschweig (Brunswick), she got early in touch with the nearby nuclear sites Schacht Konrad, Asse 2 and Gorleben and took part inevents with Hibakusha and Liqudators. In Munich, Dickel studied Japanese language and culture, which was erupted by the Fukushima reactor catastrophe. It made her write her master's thesis on the anti-nuclear protests in Japan after March 11, 2011.

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Timothy Mousseau, PhD, is an internationally renowned expert on the effects of ionizing radiation (IR) on living systems. He was among the first biologists to initiate research at Fukushima in July, 2011. He has published more than 110 scientific papers related to IR effects since 2010 (>220 in total). He is among the most cited radioecologists in the world and has served on National Academy of Science (NAS) panels related to the effects of tritium leaks at nuclear power stations and the analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities. Since 2000 Dr. Mousseau has focused his research efforts on the genetic, developmental, physiological, ecological and evolutionary consequences of IR in natural systems from bacteria to man.

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Dr. med. Alex Rosen is one of the two co-chairs of IPPNW Germany, where is responsible for the topic of nuclear energy. He is a pediatric specialist and head of the pediatric emergency department of the Berlin University Clinic Charité. In the past ten years, he has closely followed the developments in Fukushima, especially the Fukushima Medical University thyroid-screenings and published numerous critical commentaries on the WHO and UNSCEAR reports, the screening publications and the health effects of the nuclear disaster.

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Prof. Dr. Toshihide Tsuda

Prof. Dr. Toshihide Tsuda is an epidemiologist and has taught at Okayama University since 1990. His research focuses on environmental epidemiology and occupational safety. Together with his colleague Yorifuji, he conducts epidemiological studies to improve public health care in Japan, Asia and the world. In the published study "Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan", he and his colleagues demonstrated an increase in thyroid cancer of up to 50 times the expected rate among children and adolescents in Fukushima Prefecture.

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