Decades of Dedicated Research and Discovery

About UMRI

Leading the Way in Isotope Research

The Uranium Medical Research Institute (UMRI) is a globally recognized institution committed to the advancement of education and research on the effects of isotopes, with a special focus on uranium and other transuranic elements. With years of experience, our team of renowned scientists and experts continues to explore the impact of isotopes on human health and the environment.


Mission Statement

“The Uranium Medical Research Institute (UMRI) is committed to the advancement of education for the public benefit on the effects of uranium and transuranic elements on humans and the biosphere by conducting and publishing independent, objective and expert scientific and medical research on the subject.”


Corporate Information

UMRI is incorporated as a nonprofit charitable organization registered in the United Kingdom under the UK charity registration number 1165517.


Co-Founder and Medical Research Director


Prof. Dr. Asaf Duraković


 Co-Founder and former Medical Research Director 

Speciality areas

Nuclear Medicine and Radiology


Board of Trustees


Prof. Dr. Zijad Duraković


Co-Founder and Medical Research Scientist

Specialist areas

Gerontology, Cardiology, Nephrology


Frank Klimaschewski


Co-Founder and

Executive Director and Medical Physics Researcher

Specialist areas

Medical Physics and Radiation Emergency Management

E-Mail: F.Klimaschewski[at]


Fiona Campkin

Dip.Psych, MA

Research Coordinator & Contact Person

E-Mail: F.Campkin[at]



Medical Research Director


Prof. Dr. Asaf Duraković



Dr. Asaf Duraković, MD, PhD, DSc, FACP, was professor of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology and a specialist in all aspects of nuclear and radiation medicine.

He had 35+ years research and clinical experience on radioisotopes including strontium, uranium, and plutonium. His extensive experience included research into nuclear disaster medicine in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Asia and published over 75 scientific papers on the medical effects of radiation and radioactivity and had given over 250 international invited lectures.

He received Post doctorate Fellowships at British Medical Council, Harwell, Oxfordshire, England and the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa.

Dr Durakovic assisted with The Children of Chernobyl Project, Hadassah University, Jerusalem. Former Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, King Faisal International Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He served as the United States Medical Team Leader in the American / Soviet Joint Nuclear Verification Experiment in Soviet Central Asia, presented his expert views before the Congress of the United States, European Parliament, and both houses of Parliament of Japan. 

He was oppointed Laureate of the International Peace Prize Jaipur, India, in 2004. 

Dr. Duraković originally described the Gulf War Syndrome in both military and civilian population of Iraq. Field teams of the Uranium Medical Research Centre (UMRC) at his initiative were deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Balkans, and Gaza to study the effects of radioactive weapons in both civilian and military populations.

Research was focused on both somatic and genetic effects of internal contamination of the human population and biosphere with organotropic radioactive isotopes with special emphasis on transuranic elements.

Legal Notice

basic information about UMRI

Name of charity

Uranium Medical Research Institute 



Registered office

London, UK


Contact details

(see contact form)


Business ID no.

UK charity registration number 1165517


Regulatory authority

Charities Commission UK


Privacy Policy

Privacy policy according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

GDPR is a European law that established protections for privacy and security of personal data about individuals in European Economic Area (“EEA”)-based operations and certain non-EEA organisations that process personal data of individuals in the EEA)


Data Controller

F. Klimaschewski


Collected Personal Data

contact data and medical research data


Purpose of collecting data

research, collaborations and funding applications


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