A one day Workshop on the
“Biological Nuclear Transmutations : Historical Perspective and Applications”
is to be held on Tuesday 15th February 2011 at the SRM University (SRMU),
Kattankulathur campus about 40 Km from Chennai. The main lectures will be conducted by
Prof. Vladimir Vysotskii of the Kiev National Shevchenko University, Ukraine.
The workshop is being jointly organized by the Kalpakkam Chapter of the Indian
Institute of Metals and the Biotechnology Department of SRMU. The Microbial
Corrosion group of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research and the
Biotechnology Dept of SRMU already have a collaborative Research program on the
application of biotechnology for various metallurgical and corrosion related
Prof. Vysotskii has carried out pioneering research over the past decade on the
Transmutation of Stable and Radioactive Isotopes in Biological Systems. A brief
Biodata of Prof. Vysotskii is appended below.
Since Prof. Vysotskii had indicated that he will be coming to Chennai to attend
ICCF 16 and present papers on his latest studies in the field, it was decided to
invite him to conduct such a course for the benefit of the Indian nuclear
community in view of its potential importance to the management of
nuclear waste generated by Nuclear power plants. Although the science behind the
phenomenon of Biological Transmutations it is not yet fully understood and it is
by no means still clear whether such techniques can be applied on an industrial
scale, it was yet felt that it would be a great opportunity to organize such a
meeting by getting together experts with various backgrounds related to the
topic for an indepth discussion. We are grateful to Prof.Vysotskii for having
accepted our invitation to conduct such a course.
There is no Registration fee for ths course. Interested participants may contact
either of the course Coordinators for registration. Accommodation will be
arranged either at the SRMU guest house for
the nights of 14th and 15th February, of course at a nominal charge!
Dr. Richard Thilagaraj of SRMU (Richard.email@example.com) will be the Course
coordinator and Dr. Rani George of IGCAR (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Joint Course
coordinator. Dr. M.Srinivasan, Chairman, Organizing Committee for ICCF 16
(email@example.com) will serve as Advisor for this course.
Further details are being worked out and will be uploaded on the ICCF 16
Brief Biodata of Prof. Vysotskii :
Vladimir I. Vysotskii is Professor of Radiophysical Faculty and Head of
Theoretical Radiophysics Department at Kiev National Shevchenko University,
Ukraine. He received his Master degree in Quantum Radiophysics from the same
University in 1969 and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Kiev Institute of
Theoretical physics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1975.
Since 1976 Dr. Vysotskii has been working in the Radiophysical Faculty of Kiev
National Shevchenko University. Currently he is Professor and Head of
Theoretical Radiophysics Department of this University where he conducts courses
on quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, modern laser physics, molecular biology
Prof.Vysotskii’s research interests include
* X-ray lasers and gamma-ray lasers, sources of short-wave radiation of fast
electrons and positrons in crystals, the methods of creation, forming and
controlling of directed flow of neutrons, X-rays and gamma-quanta for the aims
of coherent atomic and nuclear physics,
* New methods of coherent physics, nuclear physics and nuclear optics of
condensed matter, X-ray and gamma-ray optics, channeling of atoms, neutrons,
X-rays and gamma-quanta in (or near) perfect crystals;
* Nuclear physics at extreme conditions (self-controlled collapse of
electron-nuclear plasma in both a laboratory and in the universe)
* Modern problems of radiobiology:
In the area of applied biology he has conducted research on radiation and
molecular biophysics and environmental problems such as :
* Investigation and modelling of nonlinear phenomena in DNA (depolymerization,
degradation, repairing) at combined action of hard and soft radiation and action
of free radicals in real intermolecular and intercellular mediums.
* The problems of hormesis, radiation synergism and antagonism at combined
irradiation of living systems and the problem of low dose.
* Investigation of physical properties, memory phenomena and biological effects
of regular and activated water.
* Investigation of biophysical properties and both biological and medical
application of activated water.
* Investigation of isotopes anomalies in living systems and study of possible
nuclear reactions in biological and microbiological systems.
* Radiation ecology and the problem of utilization (deactivation) of radioactive
Prof. Vysotskii is the first author of the following six books:
• Vysotskii V.I., Kuzmin R.N. Gamma-lasers, Moscow, Moscow State Univ Publishing
• Vysotskii V.I.,Kornilova A.A. Nuclear Fusion and transmutation of isotopes in
biological systems, Moscow, MIR Publishing House, 2003
• Vysotskii V.I., Smirnov I.V., Kornilova A.A.Introduction to the Biophysics of
Activated Water, Universal Publishiers, Roca Raton, Florida, USA, 2005
• Vysotskii V.I. Quantum Mechanics and its Application in Applied Physics, 2009,
• Vysotskii V.I., Kornilova A.A. Nuclear transmutation of stable and radioactive
isotopes in biological systems, Pentagon Press, India, 2009.
• Vysotskii V.I., Kornilova A.A., Smirnov I.V. Applied biophysics of activated
water (the physical properties, biological effects and medical applications of
MRET activated water), World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2009.
Prof. V.I.Vysotskii was awarded the US Air Force Window for Science and has been
recipient of various research grants from INTAS, CRDF, IAEA and other agencies.
The main topics of his investigation in "biology" area are:
Investigation and modelling of nonlinear phenomena in DNA; problems of hormesis,
radiation synergism and antagonism at combined irradiation of living systems and
the problem of low dose; investigation of physical properties, memory phenomena
and biological effects of regular and activated water; investigation of isotopes
anomalies in living systems and study of possible nuclear reactions in
biological and microbiological systems; radiation ecology and the problem of
utilization (deactivation) of radioactive waste.