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scientist , radiation and photo biologist

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.


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.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

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


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.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, biking, hiking.


Married Zofia Stefania Olempska, May 5, 1960. Children: Tomasz Michal, Kasia Barbara.

Zygmunt Wlodzimierz Beer

Maria (Zyskowska) Beer

Zofia Stefania Olempska

Tomasz Michal Beer

Kasia Barbara Beer