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Janusz Zygmunt Beer

Janusz Zygmunt Beer, Polish radiation and photo biologist, scientist. Achievements include patents in field. Recipient several science awards Polish Bio-chemical Society, Polish Council for Atomic Energy Development, Food and Drug Administration, Marie Curie medal for science achievements, 1992; International Atomic Energy Agency fellow, 1962; travel grantee International Association for Radiation Research 1970, 74.


  • Beer, Janusz Zygmunt was born on April 18, 1930 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States, 1978. Son of Zygmunt Wlodzimierz and Maria (Zyskowska) Beer.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Warsaw Polytechnic and University Warsaw, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, 1964. Doctor of Science, University Warsaw, 1976.


    • From technical assistant to assistant University Warsaw, 1951-1959. From senior assistant to laboratory head Institute Nuclear Research, Warsaw, 1959-1978. Visiting scientist Bureau Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, 1978-1984.

      Senior scientist Center Devices and Radiol Health Food and Drug Administration, since 1989. Branch chief Center Devices and Radiological Health, 1984-1989. Senior scientist biomedical Research Service, since 1996.

      Visiting scientist Chester Beatty Research Institute, London, 1962-1963. Reviewer National Institutes of Health and Environmental Protection Agency grant proposals and science papers for several professional journals. Lecturer numerous national and international science meeting.

      Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.


    • Member editorial board Nukleonika, since 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member advisory board Advances Radiation Biology, 1979-1990. Research adviser National Research Council. Resident Research Associateship Program, since 1988, Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Food and Drug Administration Research Program, since 1990.

    Member Polish Association for Radiation Research (honorary secretary 1968-1974, award), United Kingdom Association for Radiation Research, European Society for Radiation Biology (member council 1976-1984), Radiation Research Society United States, American Society Photobiology, European Society Photobiology, American Conference Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Polish Academy of Sciences (radiobiol. committee executive secretary 1974-1976), Photomedicine Society, Union Polish Teachers (chapter chairman 1956-1957), New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi.



    Photography, biking, hiking.


    • Married Zofia Stefania Olempska, May 5, 1960. Children: Tomasz Michal, Kasia Barbara.
    • father: Zygmunt Wlodzimierz Beer
    • mother: Maria (Zyskowska) Beer
    • spouse: Zofia Stefania Olempska
    • children: Tomasz Michal Beer
    • Kasia Barbara Beer
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    Born April 18, 1930
    • 1952
      Warsaw Polytechnic and University Warsaw
    • 1964
      University Warsaw
    • 1976
      University Warsaw
    • 1951 - 1959
      From technical assistant, to assistant University Warsaw
    • 1959 - 1978
      from senior, assistant to laboratory head Institute Nuclear Research
      Warsaw, North Carolina, United States
    • 1978 - 1984
      visiting scientist, Bureau Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      branch chief Center Devices and Radiological Health
    • 1989
      senior, scientist Center Devices and Radiol Health Food and Drug Administration