Research projects

 

National Projects

 

Electromagnetic Exposure and medical applications

Period: 2013-2016

Funding:  ICEmB

Partners: ICEmB with its research units

Aims: supporting the study of bioelectromagnetic interaction in order to develop diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and methods and associated equipments.

Activity: Besides developing appropriate biological experiments both in vivo and in viro for the purposes of the project, the following applications were also included: cardiac stimulation, ablation by interstice microwaves, exposure methods standardised and controlled for biological experiments, the type and electromagnetic impact of medical equipment and non-invasive electromagnetic diagnosis.

 

European Projects

COST Action EMF-MED (BM 1309) European Network  for innovatives uses of EMF in biomedical applications.

Period:  2014 – 2016

Funding: European Commission

Partners: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Structure: Chair,  Vice Chair, Management Committee (MC), Working  Groups (WGs).

Chair : Prof. Antonio Sarolic, Split University, Croatia; Vice, Dr. Marjana Moser, Federal Office of Public Health Nonionising Radiation and Dosimetry, Bern, Switzerland.

MC Italian Delegates: Prof. Guglielmo D’Inzeo, ICEmB – University of  Roma La Sapienza; Dr. Carmela Marino, ICEmB – ENEA Casaccia; substitutes: Prof. Rita Massa, ICEmB – University of Napoli; Prof. Antonio  Ponzetto, University  of  Torino; Prof. Paolo Ravazzani, ICEmB – IEIIT CNR, Milano.

Activity:  Three  WGs:

WG1: Cancer EMF interactions and applications, WG1 Leader  Prof. G.van Rhoon, Erasmus Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

WG2: Non-Cancer EMF interactions and applications, WG2 Leader Prof. P.Ravazzani, ICEmB – IEIIT CNR, Milano.

WG3: EMF dosimetry in silico tools and measurements, WG3 Leader Dr. N.Kuster, ITIS Fundation, Zurich, Switzerland.

Web reference : www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/Action/BM1309

 

EFHRAN (European Health Risk Assessment Network on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure)

Period: 2009-2012

Funding: European Commission

Partners: ISIB-CNR (co-ordinator), Italy; Centre National de la Research Scientifique, France; National Federic Joliot-Curie research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene, Hungary; ICEmB, Italy; Institute of Nonionising Radiation, Slovenia; Fundacio Centre di Ricerca on Epidemiology.

Aims: Create an Pan-European network for the definition, characterisation and auctioning of an evaluation system for the risks associated with exposure to electromagnetics, able to identify, if existing, scientific evidence of health risks and the measuring thereof, supplying at the same a reference for the European Commission for a fast response in terms of disseminating said information. The network benefits from using results from a previous European project, recently completed, EMF-NET.

Activity: the activities ,through a coordinated information stream, are base on: the analysis and identification of the risks obtained from the results of studies both in vivo and in vitro; the definition of measured doses and the biological reaction; the characterisation of risk; the identification of input data for the processes of risk communication and management.

More information: http://efhran.polimi.it