9th International FrÃ¶hlichâ€™s Symposium Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells, Including Microtu (EDALC11)
|Event Date/Time: Jul 01, 2011||End Date/Time: Jul 03, 2011|
The Symposium will continue in the series of Symposia devoted to physical processes in living cells organized in Prague, Czech Republic, since 1987. Generation of the electromagnetic field, their function, and measurement in biological systems are the key issues of the program. Oscillations of microtubules, leading to polarized electromagnetic emission, their dependence on internal microtubule properties, cellular energy system, static electric field of mitochondria and cytosol water ordering are the fundamental physical questions concerning biological activity of living cells. Physical differences between healthy and pathologically transformed cells, in particular cancer cells, will be included too. The discovery of the ballistic conductance of electrons in microtubules, measured in the Tsukuba laboratories in Japan is assumed to be presented. Detection of absorption of electromagnetic fields by tumors as a new method of cancer diagnostics will be discussed. Brain activity and consciousness may be based on coherent microtubule vibration states as well as information transfer inside the brain and between the brain and the body of the biological system.
The Symposium will also follow up topics of the recent meetings in the USA, namely the â€Google Workshop on Quantum Biologyâ€ (Mountain View, October 22, 2010), the workshop â€œQuantum Mechanics and Cancer Biologyâ€ (Arizona State University, Phoenix, October 25-27, 2010), and the seminar â€œMicrotubule Update: Megahertz Coherence, Ballistic Conductance and Quantum Computingâ€ (The University of Arizona, Tucson, October 28, 2010).
The tradition of Prague meetings
Symposium â€œElectrodynamic Activity of Living Cellsâ€ is the 9th event in the series of international scientific meetings that started more than two decades ago. The first meeting was entitled â€œBiophysical Aspects of Cancerâ€ (July 6-9, 1987) and was organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and 1st Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague. At this occasion the eminent anglo-german physicist H. FrÃ¶hlich presented the lecture â€œCoherence in Biologyâ€ and W.R. Adey the lecture â€œEvidence for Tissue Interactions with Microwaves and other Nonionizing Electromagnetic Fields in Cancer Promotionâ€. The next meeting was included as a separate section into the International conference â€œNeuronetâ€™93â€ (September 20-25, 1993). This section was devoted to the FrÃ¶hlich coherent systems and information transfer. The role of FrÃ¶hlich coherence in the neural activity was discussed too. Next meeting on â€œBiophysical Aspects of Coherenceâ€ was organized in September 11-15, 1995.
Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (now Institute of Photonics and Electronics) of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has taken over the main initiative to organize the meetings since 1998. The series continued with
â€œElectromagnetic Fields in Biological Systemsâ€ (September 13-15, 1998),
â€œElectromagnetic Aspects of Selforganization in Biologyâ€ (July 9-12, 2000),
â€œEndogenous Physical Fields in Biologyâ€ (July 1-3, 2002),
â€œCoherence and Electromagnetic Fields in Biological Systemsâ€ (July 1-4, 2005),
â€œBiophysical Aspects of Cancer â€“ Electromagnetic Mechanismsâ€ (July 1-3, 2008).
The 1st Medical Faculty of the Charles University and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague were co-organizers of all these meetings. Their program contained estimation of the role of microtubules in generation of electrodynamic activity of living cells and the physical part of the cancer transformation pathway based on experimental data and theoretical concepts.