9th International THz-Bio Workshop

Postponed to March 14 – 19, 2021

Co-chairs: Gian Piero Gallerano, ENEA-Frascati, and Olga Zeni, CNR-IREA, Naples




The millimeter wave and terahertz regions are frontier areas for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, biophysics, biology, and medicine. The interest in novel imaging, sensing and spectroscopy in the above communities has grown steadily during the past twenty years, as new instrumentation, as well as   new techniques and new applications have become available.

In 2010 a workshop series entitled “International THz-Bio Workshop” started in Korea with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. In 2016 its international organizing committee was encouraged to consider a rotation of this workshop series between different geographical areas. It was then decided to host the THz-Bio Workshop 2017 at ENEA-Frascati in Italy. After the success of this event ad a search of future possible sites, it has recently been decided to hold the 9th International THz-Bio Workshop at the world known “Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture” in Erice, Sicily, in the frame of the activities of the Erice International School of Bioelectromagnetism (http://www.eisbem.eu/) from April 30 to May 3, 2020.

The aim of the “THz-Bio Workshop” is to bring together scientists from different communities to discuss a broad range of scientific issues in the Terahertz and adjacent parts of the Infrared and Microwave spectral regions. Topics of the Workshop include, but are not limited to: spectroscopic measurements on biological systems of increasing complexity, mechanisms of interaction and effects induced by the electromagnetic field, safety issues, technological developments of terahertz active & passive instrumentations and THz-Bio sensing & imaging. The programme of the Workshop will consist of invited, contributed papers and posters. Selected papers presented at the Workshop will be published as a special issue of the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and THz Waves.

We cordially invite you to attend the  “9th International THz-Bio Workshop”.

We encourage you to express you interest in participating as soon as possible, since the seat availability will be limited to 100.

Detailed info about registration and abstract submission can be found here.

Details on food and lodging and how to reach the Ettore Majorana Center can be found in the practical info section.

Looking forward to meeting you in Erice in 2020!

Gian Piero Gallerano and Olga Zeni

THz-Bio Workshop Co-chairs


 THz-Bio Workshop key-dates

Pre-registration and abstract submission starts October 15, 2019

Abstract submission deadline – December 15, 2019 -> Extended to January 12th, 2020

Notification of Abstract acceptance – January 20, 2020

Registration period January 31 – March 27, 2020



Regular Registration Fee                        Euro 800

Student Registration Fee                        Euro 500

Sponsor Registration Fee                        Euro 1000

The Registration fee will cover the attendance of all sessions, workshop material, full board and lodging (4 nights from April 29 to May 3) a ‘half-day excursion’ and social dinner.

For any specific question, please feel free to contact us at eisbem@eisbem.eu


International Organizing Committee Program Committee Local Organizing Committee

Ferdinando Bersani
Gian Piero Gallerano
Martin Koch
Shenggang Liu
Andrea Markelz
Gun-Sik Park
Alfonsina Ramundo Orlando
Kiyomi Sakai
Alexander Shkurinov
Peter Siegel
Xi-Cheng Zhang

Maria Rosaria Scarfì, Chair
Stefania De Sanctis
Andrea Doria
Yuri Feldman

Haewook Han
Thomas Kleine-Ostman
Emma Mc Pherson
Patrick Mounaix
Antonella Sgura
Myrtill Simko
Olga Smolyanskaya
Masahiko Tani 
Thomas P. Vernier


Giulia Bartolomei
Emilio Giovenale
Ferdinando Parisi
Maria Laura Sansovini
Luca Senni
Andrea Taschin
Marco Zerbini





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