BioEM 2024 in Chania, Greece 16-21 June 2024

BioEM 2024 in Chania, Greece 16-21 June 2024

We are delighted to announce BioEM 2024, the premier international conference in the field of bioelectromagnetics, taking place from June 16th to 21st, 2024, in the picturesque city of Chania, on the beautiful island of Crete, Greece.

BioEM is renowned as the largest and most significant global conference in bioelectromagnetics, drawing participants from academia and industry worldwide. BioEM 2024 marks the third annual meeting of the new BIOEM Society, a merger between the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA).

The conference will be hosted at the luxurious Minoa Palace Resort Hotel, a 5-star beachfront property in Platanias, just 12km west of Chania and a 30-minute drive from Chania International Airport. The Minoa Palace Conference Center offers state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge design, and a stunning view of the Aegean Sea, making it an ideal venue for conferences, workshops, and exhibitions.

BioEM 2024 promises an enriching experience, facilitating the exchange of scientific knowledge, highlighting the latest research, and fostering professional relationships. The five-day program will feature invited talks by renowned scientists, special sessions, workshops, tutorials, technical and poster sessions, and social events.

A special focus will be on student contributions, nurturing the next generation of researchers. Students will have opportunities to present their work, enhance presentation skills, engage in competitions, and network with peers from around the world.

Beyond the conference, BioEM 2024 invites you to explore the historical city of Chania, the second largest in Crete and a popular tourist destination. Crete, the birthplace of the ancient Minoan civilization, offers a unique blend of history, culture, mountains, and sea. Its strategic location has made it a cultural crossroads where myths and history intertwine, making every corner of the island a story waiting to be discovered.

We look forward to welcoming you to BioEM 2024 in Chania, Crete, for an unforgettable scientific and cultural experience.

For more information please visit the BioEM 2024 official site!

10th Course: “Electromagnetic fields and health – epidemiological approaches”

10th Course: “Electromagnetic fields and health – epidemiological approaches”

Erice (Sicily, Italy): April 7 to April 12, 2024

The goal of the course is to empower participants to apply epidemiological approaches with confidence. Focus of the course is on electromagnetic fields and health, for which there will be in-depth review, in sights and discussion of key aspects: from exposure assessment to potential health effects, including exposure misclassification, biological interaction and mechanisms, risk perception, planetary health, evidence synthesis and guideline development. Special attention will be given to the practical implementation of epidemiological research on electromagnetic fields and health in realistic settings. The course will be taught by renowned international experts. Participants will have plenty of opportunities to closely interact with the lecturers during the week. Participants will enjoy an intense learning experience in a unique historical environment.

Award for the best poster presentation

All participants are invited to bring a poster on their current research topic, and one session will be devoted the presentation of these posters. All posters will be introduced by a 3-minute oral presentation. A Scientific Committee will award the author of the best poster.

Only 100 seats available!

We encourage you to express your interest in participating as soon as possible, since the seat availability will be limited to 100. Detailed info about registration, abstract submission, food  and lodging in Erice, as well as on how to reach the Ettore Majorana Center will be distributed in due time and are available at

A technical digest (with ISBN code) collecting contributions of teachers and participants will be provided.


Fellowships will be offered for students from lowor middle-income countries.

Participation Fee

  • 1,200 €

The Registration fee will cover the attendance of all sessions, full board and lodging, a ‘half-day excursion’ and social dinner.


Interested candidates should send an e-mail to the Directors of the Course at, including:

  • A short Curriculum Vitae
  • Scientific interest of the candidate
  • Students: a letter of recommendation of a Senior Scientist


  • December 31, 2023

Accepted candidates will be informed by e-mail.

Co-organised with:

Activity initiated as part of the CLUE-H collaboration:

2nd CLUE-H meeting in Heraklion 12 October 2023

2nd CLUE-H meeting in Heraklion 12 October 2023

The 2nd CLUE-H meeting convened in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, hosted at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) premises. The event had a primary objective of providing a comprehensive overview of CLUE-H’s progress to date. Key topics and presentations during the meeting included:

EC DG SANTE & DG RTD Representatives:

  • EU framework programs for research and innovation in Environment & Health presented by Rita Araujo.
  • A brief update on the policy regarding electromagnetic fields and Council Recommendation, presented by Alexander Gabilondo.
  • SHEER Opinion discussed by Theodoros Samaras.

CLUE-H Cluster Highlights:

  • An overview was presented by SEAWave’s Theodoros Samaras.

CLUE-H Project Highlights:

  • NextGEM presented by Nikolaos Petroulakis.
  • GOLIAT discussed by Mònica Guxens.
  • ETAIN overviewed by Anke Huss.
  • SEAWave highlighted by Theodoros Samaras.

Working Group Sessions:

  1. WG1 – Science translation for policy and practice, led by SEAWave.
  2. WG2 – Data management and exchange, led by NextGEM.
  3. WG3 – Communication and Dissemination, led by ETAIN.
  4. WG4 – Experimental studies, led by NextGEM.
  5. WG5 – Exposure assessment, jointly led by GOLIAT and SEAWave.

Following these key sessions, several research scientists presented their findings:

  • Gemma Castaño from GOLIAT shared insights on the use of communication devices among young people from a multicountry survey.
  • Brahim Selmaoui, also from GOLIAT, discussed the impact of 3.5 GHz 5G signals on electrical brain activity in healthy volunteers, presenting a controlled randomized study within environmental levels.
  • Mariateresa Allocca from NextGEM characterized a reverberation chamber-based 5G in vitro exposure system from a biological perspective.
  • Erdal Korkmaz, also from NextGEM, presented instruments and emulating environments for 5G RF-EMF.
  • Pieterjan De Boose from ETAIN focused on the numerical quantification of RF-EMF exposure of insects.
  • Nekane Sandoval Diez, also from ETAIN, discussed the development of an open-access smartphone application for RF-EMF exposure assessment, providing an app description and pilot results.
  • Serge Bories and Taghrid Mazloum from SEAWave introduced the DEVIN device.
  • Christoph Böhmert, also from SEAWave, presented studies on 5G perception.

The meeting served as a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration among experts and researchers in the field of electromagnetic fields and human health, contributing to the ongoing progress of the CLUE-H initiative.

CLUE-H Brochure

CLUE-H Brochure

The CLUE-H brochure is part of the communication and dissemination activities undertaken for this cluster. It has been developed as a simple and flexible tool to distribute online for reaching interested stakeholders and present the cluster’s aim and members.

Please click anywhere between the images to view and download the brochure.