Environmental Radioactivity and Radioecology

Wilflinger T., H. Lettner, A. Hubmer, A.Tieber, P. Bossew, B. Sattler, H. Slupetzky (2017). Cryoconites from Alpine glaciers: Radionuclide accumulation and age estimation with Pu and Cs isotopes  and 210Pb. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. Vol. 186, 2018, Pages 90-100.

Lettner H., A. Hubmer, W. Hofmann, J. Landrichinger, M. Gaisberger, R. Winkler-Heil (2017): Radon in the Exhaled Air of Patients in Radon Therapy. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Volume 177, Vol. 1-2, 2017, pp 78–82.

Birgit Sattler, Barbara Post, Daniel Remias, Cornelius Lütz, Herbert Lettner and Roland Psenner (2011). Cold Alpine Regions. Beitrag zu: Life at Extremes: Environments, Organisms and Strategies for Survival, pp 138-154.

Tempfer H., W. Hofmann, A. Schober, H. Lettner, A. L. Dinu (2010). Deposition of radon progeny on skin surfaces and resulting radiation doses in radon therapy Radiat Environ Biophys (2010) 49:249–259.

Iurian, A.R., W. Hofmann, H. Lettner, R. Türk, C. Cosma (2011). Long Term Study of Cs-137 Concentrations in Lichens and Mosses. Romanian Journal of Physics, 7-8, Vol 56, (2011), pp 983-992.

Lettner H., Hubmer A., Bossew P., Strebl F., F. Steinhäusler (2009). Effective and ecological half-lives of 137Cs in milk in alpine agriculture. Radiat Environ Biophys (2009) 48:47–56

Tieber A., Lettner H., Hubmer A., Bossew P., Sattler B., Hofmann W (2009): Accumulation of anthropogenic radionuclides in cryoconites on Alpine glaciers. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol 100/7, pp 590-598.

Erlinger Ch., Lettner H., Hubmer A., Hofmann W., Steinhäusler F., (2009) Determination of 137Cs in the watersystem of a pre-Alpine lake. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 100/4, pp 354-360

Erlinger Christian, H. Lettner, A. Hubmer, W. Hofmann, F. Steinhäusler (2008). Determining the Chernobyl impact on sediments of a pre-Alpine lake with a very comprehensive set of data. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol. 99, 2008, 1294-1301.

Peter Bossew and Herbert Lettner (2007) Investigations on indoor radon in Austria, Part 1: Seasonality of indoor radon concentration. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 98/3, 2007, pp329-345

Lettner H., A. Hubmer, P. Bossew and F. Strebl (2007). 137Cs and 90Sr transfer to milk in Austrian alpine agriculture. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol. 98/1-2, 2007, pp 69-84.


Aerosol physics and Radon research

Pichelstorfer, L., Winkler-Heil, R., Hofmann, W. (2013). Lagrangian/Eulerian model of       coagulation and deposition of inhaled particles in the human lung. J. Aerosol Sci. 64:125-142.

Winkler-Heil, R., Ferron, G., Hofmann, W. (2014). Calculation of hygroscopic particle deposition in the human lung. Inhal. Toxicol. 26:193-206.

Hofmann, W., Winkler-Heil, R., Truta, L.A., Tschiersch, J. (2014). Application of a Monte Carlo lung dosimetry code to the inhalation of thoron progeny. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 160:96-99.  

Pichelstorfer, L., Hofmann, W. (2015). Modelling aerosol dynamics of cigarette smoke in a  denuder tube. J. Aerosol Sci. 88:72-89.

Winkler-Heil, R., Hussain, M., Hofmann, W. (2015). Stochastic rat lung dosimetry for inhaled radon progeny: A surrogate for the human lung for lung cancer risk assessment. Radiat. Environ. Biophys. 54:225-241.

Hofmann, W., Winkler-Heil, R. (2015).  From cellular doses to average lung dose. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 167:49-54.

Winkler-Heil, R., Hofmann, W., Hussain, M., Pichelstorfer, L. (2015). Analyses of local dose distributions in the lungs for the determination of risk apportionment factors. Radiat. Prot.  Dosim. 167:239-242.

Hofmann, W., Arvela, H.S., Harley, N.H., Marsh, J.W., McLaughlin, J., Röttger, A., Tokonami, S. (2015). Measurement and Reporting of Radon Exposures. ICRU Report 88. Journal of ICRU, Vol. 12/2. University Press, Oxford (2015).

Winkler-Heil, R., Hofmann, W. (2016). Modeling particle deposition in the Balb/c mouse respiratory tract. Inhal. Toxicol. 28:180-190.

Pichelstorfer, L., Hofmann, W., Winkler-Heil, R., Yurteri, C.U., McAughey, J. (2016). Simulation of aerosol dynamics and deposition of combustible and electronic cigarette aerosols in the human respiratory tract. J. Aerosol Sci. 99:125-132.

Winkler-Heil, R., Pichelstorfer, L., Hofmann, W. (2017). Aerosol dynamics model for the simulation of hygroscopic growth and deposition of inhaled NaCl particles in the human respiratory tract. J. Aerosol Sci. 113:212-226.

Füri, P., Hofmann, W., Jókay, A., Balásházy, I., Mustafa, M., Czitrovsky, B., Kudela, G., Farkas, A. (2017). Comparison of airway deposition distributions of particles in healthy and diseased workers in an Egyptian industrial site. Inhal. Toxicol. 29:147-159.

Pichelstorfer, L., Hofmann, W. (2017). Simulation of cigarette smoke dynamics in denuder tubes considering particle phase chemistry. Aerosol. Sci. Technol. 51:1419-1428.



Madl P, Verwanger T, Geppert M, Scholkmann F (2017) Oscillations of ultra-weak photon emission from cancer and non-cancer cells stressed by culture medium change and TNF-α. Scientific Reports, Vol.7, 11249

Frijns E, Verstraelen S, Stoehr LC Van-Laer J, Jacobs A, Peters J, Tirez K, Boyles S, Geppert M, Madl P, Nelissen I, Duschl A, Himly M, (2017) A Novel Exposure System Termed NAVETTA for in Vitro Laminar Flow Electrodeposition of Nanoaerosol and Evaluation of Immune Effects in Human Lung Reporter Cells. In: Environmental Science and Technology, 51(9), 5259-5269

Madl P, Lehner B, Meyer P, Sereni P (2016) Steuerung eines Detektors durch LabView® für Zellexpositionsstudien (Controlling detector components via LabView® for cell exposure studies). Begleitband zur 21ten Tagung Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis (Proceedings of the 21st Gathering of Virtual Instruments in Practical Use), Munich, FRG: 428-432.

Stoehr LC, Madl P, Boyles M, Zauner R, Wimmer M, Wiegand H, Andosch A, Kasper G, Pesch M, Lütz-Meindl U, Himly M, Duschl A (2015) Enhanced deposition by electrostatic field-assistance aggravates diesel exhaust aerosol toxicity for human lung cells. In: E Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.19(13): 8721-8730

Madl P, Egot-Lemaire S (2015) General Introduction into electromagnetic radiation and photobiology. In: Fels D, Cifra M, Scholkmann F (eds) Field of the Cells, Ch.2, pp 29-53

Madl P, (2015) Detection and Measurement of Photonic Emissions of Biogenic Origin. In: Fels D, Cifra M, Scholkmann F (eds) Field of the Cells, Ch.3, pp 55-69

Rossi C, Madl P, Foletti A, Mocenni C (2015) Energy flow and dissipative structures. In: Fels D, Cifra M, Scholkmann F (eds) Field of the Cells, Ch.4.pp 71-94


Photodynamic Inactivation of Microorganisms

Spaeth A, Graeler A, Maisch T, Plaetzer K: CureCuma - cationic curcuminoids with improved properties and enhanced antimicrobial photodynamic activity. Accepted for publication in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

Glueck M, Schamberger B, Eckl P, Plaetzer K: New horizons in microbiological food safety: Photodynamic Decontamination based on a curcumin derivative. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (2017), 16(12), 1784-1791.

Helm K, Beyreis M, Mayr C, Ritter M, Jakab M, Kiesslich T, Plaetzer K: In vitro cell death discrimination and screening method by simple and cost-effective viability analysis. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry (2017), 41(3), 1011-1019.

Wainwright M, Maisch T, Nonell S, Plaetzer K, Almeida A, Tegos GP,  Hamblin MR: Photoantimicrobials – Are we afraid of the light? The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2017), 17(2), e49-e55.

Helander L, Sharma A, Krokan HE, Plaetzer K, Krammer B, Tortik N, Gederaas OA, Slupphaug G, Hagen L: Photodynamic treatment with hexyl-aminolevulinate mediates reversible thiol oxidation in core oxidative stress signaling proteins. Molecular BioSystems (2016), 12(3), 796-805.

Tortik N, Steinbacher P, Maisch T, Spaeth A, Plaetzer K: A comparative study on the antibacterial photodynamic efficiency of a curcumin derivate and a formulation on a porcine skin model. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (2016), 15(2),187-95.

İşci Ü, Beyreis M, Tortik N, Topal SZ, Glueck M, Ahsen V, Dumoulin F, Kiesslich T, Plaetzer K: Methylsulfonyl Zn phthalocyanine : a polyvalent and powerful hydrophobic photosensitiser with a wide spectrum of photodynamic applications. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy (2016), 13, 40-7.

Wagner A, Mayr C, Bach D, Illig R, Plaetzer K, Berr F, Pichler M, Neureiter D, Kiesslich T: MicroRNAs associated with the efficacy of photodynamic therapy in biliary tract cancer cell lines. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2014), 15(11), 20134-57 .

Tortik N, Spaeth A, Plaetzer K: Photodynamic decontamination of foodstuff from Staphylococcus aureus based on novel formulations of curcumin. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (2014), 13(10), 1402-9.

Helander L, Krokan H, Johnsson A, Gederaas O, Plaetzer K: Red versus blue light illumination in HAL-PDT: the influence of light color and irradiance on the treatment outcome in vitro. Journal of Biomedical Optics (2014), 19(8), 85002.

Kiesslich T, Helander L, Illig R, Oberdanner C, Wagner A, Lettner H, Jakab M, Plaetzer K: Real-time analysis of endogenous protoporphyrin IX fluorescence from d-aminolevulinic acid and its derivatives reveals distinct time- and dose-dependent characteristics in vitro. Journal of Biomedical Optics (2014), 19(8), 85007


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