Update on April 16, 2012

August 30, 2012 :

August 29, 2012 :

August 27, 2012 :
Short program updated.
Extended program available.

August 23, 2012 :
Short program updated

August 13, 2012 :
PROGRAM : Short program now available.

August 7, 2012 :
Registration information.
Program information.
Abstract Submiission & Awards:Poster Size

July 4, 2012 :
Tentative Program Available

July 1, 2012 :
Online registration

June 15, 2012 :
Lodging and transportation

June 7, 2012 :
Deadline of abstracts extended to June 15.

May 24, 2012 :
Registration information.

May 7, 2012 :
Tentative schedule.

April 16, 2012 :
Call for Abstracts.

June 8, 2011 :
The website of BIOELECTRICS 2012 was opened.

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome you to the 9th International Bioelectrics Symposium (BIOELECTRICS 2012), which will be held in KKR Hotel Kumamoto, Kumamoto City, Japan, in September 5-8, 2012.

Objective : Advances in pulsed power technology, involving the generation of intense, ultra short electrical pulses, provides an opportunity to explore and utilize the effects of these pulses. Pulsed electric fields have been shown to target the cell interior and permeabilize membranes, leading to new applications including the use of novel pulse delivery devices such as wideband antennas. Efforts to create a consortium to foster this new research field originated with three research institutions which are known for vibrant pulse power research:
  • Old Dominion University, USA,
  • Kumamoto University, Japan,
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
At present, seven additional American and European Institutions have joined the International Bioelectrics Consortium (IBC). The International Advisory Committee of IBC has decided to hold the 9th International Bioelectrics Symposium in Kumamoto, Japan, on September 5-8, 2012 hosted by the Global COE Program on Pulsed Power Engineering and the Bioelectrics Research Center (BERC) at Kumamoto University. Bioelectrics refers to the use of pulsed power, powerful pulsed electric or magnetic field for extremely short periods of time, non-thermal plasmas in gases or liquids and shock waves, to give novel physical stresses to biological cells, tissues and/or organisms as well as bacteria. Bioelectrics is an interdisciplinary academic field that includes physics, chemistry, biology, medical science, agriculture, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineering, and is expected to open up new science and technology. For example, nanosecond pulsed electric field can impart an unique stress on cells based on dielectric and electrostatic effects to sub-cellular bio-molecules and organelles, which is expected to lead to new biological reactions. Also, intense pulsed electric fields can be used to kill bacterial spores in liquid. Pulsed electric fields can have effects at the molecular level as well as be used to delivery molecules or eliminate cancer cells. Atmospheric pressure, non-thermal plasmas produced by pulsed power can be used not only for bacterial, viral and chemical decontamination, but also for medical treatments such as wound healing. Plasmas can be created even in liquid and used for the bacterial and chemical decontamination of water environment. Bioelectrics 2012 aims to provide an environment for experts to discuss the current state of the art for learning both in industry and universities.

Organized by

Supported by
  • IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society Japan Chapter (IEEE)
  • The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research (JSPF)
  • JSPF Technical Committee "Application of Plasma Science to Medicine"
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Energy Technical Committee, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
  • IEEJ Technical Investigation Committee of Agricultural and Fisheries Applications Using Pulsed Power and Plasmas
  • Technical Committee of Bio-Plasma Process, The Institute of Electrostatics Japan (IEJ) 

Symposium Committee
General Chair Hidenori Akiyama (Kumamoto University)
Honorary Co-Chair Isao Taniguchi (President, Kumamoto University)
Vice Chair Sunao Katsuki (Kumamoto University)
Chair of Program Committee
Hamid Hosseini (Kumamoto University)
International Advisory Committee
R. Heller (Old Dominion Univ., U.S.A.)
H. Akiyama (Kumamoto Univ., Japan)
W. Frey (KIT, Germany)
N. Islam (Univ. of Missouri, U.S.A.)
K.D. Weltmann (INP Greifswald, Germany)
J.Teissie (Inst. for Pharmacology and Structural Biology, France)
L. Mir(CNRS-Univ. Paris-Sud-I. Gustave-Roussy, France)
R. Gilbert (Univ. of South Florida, U.S.A.)
P.Lukes (Inst. of Plasma Physics AS CR, Czech Republic)
G.Sersa (Inst. of Oncology, Slovenia)
E. H. Choi (Kwangwoon Univ., Korea)
Local Advisory Committee
chair Koichi Takaki (Iwate niv.)
T. Kaneko (Tohoku Univ.)
T. Sato (Tohoku Univ.)
Y. Minamitani (Yamagata Univ.)
W. Jiang (Nagaoka Uni. of Technology)
H. Sakakita (AIST)
M. Obara (Keio Univ.)
E. Hotta (Tokyo Inst. of Technology)
K. Terashima (Univ. of Tokyo)
T. Hirata (Tokyo City Univ.)
S. Uchida (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.)
T. Ohshima (Gunma Univ.)
T. Akitsu (Univ. of Yamanashi)
M. Nagatsu (Shizuoka Univ.)
A. Mizuno (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology)
M. Goto (Nagoya University)
M. Ito (Meijo Univ.)
S. Hamaguchi (Osaka Univ.)
K. Kitano (Osaka Univ.)
N. Shimomura (Univ. of Tokushima)
K. Kadowaki (Ehime Univ.)
M. Shiratani (Kyushu Univ.)
J. Suehiro (Kyushu Univ.)
K. Imasaka (Kyushu Sangyo Univ.)
T. Kiyan (Kinki University)
S. Ihara (Saga Univ.)
N. Hayashi (Saga Univ.)
M. Akiyama (Ichinoseki Natl. College of Technology)
N. Tominaga (Ariake Natl. College of Technology)
S. Kono (Ariake Natl. College ofTechnology)
H. Kawasaki (Sasebo Natl. College ofTechnology)
T. Ueno (Oita Natl. College of Technology)
H. Kai (Kumamoto Univ.)
S. Kume (Kumamoto Univ.)
Y. Nakanishi (Kumamoto Univ.)
Local Organizing Committee
chair Douyan Wang (Kumamoto Univ.)
H. Saitoh
H. Takano
K. Yano
T. Igasaki
M. Kishida
T. Kitano
K. Etoh
T. Namihira
T. Sakugawa
M. Sasaki
M. Tominaga
K. Abe
E. Shiraishi
T. Noda
Y. Mori
M. Yamada
T. Yamauchi
M. Akiyama
(Kumamoto Univ.)