BioEM2020 Officially Cancelled

Dear colleagues,

We as the Local Organising Committee have worked hard to plan and deliver a great BioEM 2020 conference for you. However, you cannot fail to recognise that we are in unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, as such we cannot proceed as planned with BioEM 2020.

In agreement with the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA), we will cancel the meeting in Oxford, this year.

While we hope to invite you back to Oxford in the future, next BioEM meeting will be on 13-18 June 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

All registered attendees and sponsors for BioEM 2020 will be contacted about refunds.

Further notice from the Technical Program Committee will be given via email and via our website (

Best regards,

Azadeh Peyman and Sami Gabriel (BioEM 2020 Local Organizing Committee co-chairs)
René de SEZE (BEMS President)
Luc Martens (EBEA President)

Special Issue “Advanced Electromagnetic Biosensors for Medical, Environmental and Industrial Applications”

The interest in and potential of electromagnetic technologies for sensing purposes in medical, environmental, and industrial contexts has been increasing exponentially. The benefits of electromagnetic biosensors include minimally invasive, label-free, and cost effective monitoring, probing, and treatment. For instance, wearable and implantable sensors for monitoring of vital signs and neural activity represent the key enablers towards personalized medicine and electroceuticals. Furthermore, radiofrequency and terahertz sensors are increasingly used for quality control in food industry and for the detection of environmental pollutants. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the recent research advancements in the field of electromagnetic biosensors covering the band from low frequencies to terahertz. Original research articles and reviews are encouraged.

The scope of this Special Issue include, but is not limited, to:

  • Wearable and implantable electromagnetic sensors
  • Antennas for in- and on-body sensors
  • RFID sensors
  • Wireless power transfer for autonomous sensors
  • Bio-inspired sensors
  • Electromagnetic characterization applied to biosensors
  • Biocompatibility of implantable devices
  • Nanomaterials for sensing purposes

Further details and the manuscript submission information are available at

Guest Editors

Dr. Olga Zeni
Dr. Maxim Zhadobov
Dr. Stefania Romeo
Dr. Denys Nikolayev

Call for Abstracts BioEM2020

The European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA) and the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and are glad to announce that BioEM 2020, the premier international conference on bioelectromagnetics and the annual joint meeting will be held in Oxford, UK on June 21-26.

The meeting aims to presenting and advancing high quality research in bioelectromagnetics to address the mechanisms, effects, regulations and medical applications.

We invite abstracts for platform presentations and poster sessions. Original papers are solicited for presentation (in English) on the interaction of biological systems with electromagnetic energy from static fields to Terahertz frequencies.

Preferential topics include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Biological and medical applications
  • In vitro and in vivo studies
  • Human studies
  • Mechanisms of interaction
  • Electromagnetic dosimetry and modelling
  • Human body modelling and characterization
  • Electroporation and pulsed electric field applications
  • Occupational exposure and risk assessment
  • Standards and public health policy
  • Epidemiology

Authors wishing to present papers are invited to submit a short summary and an abstract online.

Abstract submission instructions ( and the online abstract submissions portal can be found at: The submission system is now open.

As always, we particularly invite platform and poster submissions from students. There will be a competition (with prizes) for the best student papers (both oral and poster). BioEM2020 will offer travel support to a number of students. For details and to apply please visit

All abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the Technical Program Committee. While we will try to respect authors’ preferences for a platform or poster presentation, this is not always possible when we assemble submitted abstracts into a balanced set of sessions for the final program.

Important Dates:

16 December 2019: Registration and abstract submission opens on-line
31 January 2020: Abstract submission deadline
31 January 2020: Student travel support application deadline
15 March 2020: Author notification
25 April 2020: Early registration deadline

Maxim ZHADOBOV and Alexandre LEGROS
Technical Program Chairs, BioEM2020