Dr. Martin Gundersen, Board Member and Technical Founder for Kairos portfolio company Transient Plasma Systems (TPS), is set to receive another award for his pulsed nanosecond research, this time in the medical field: The 2012-2016 Most Influential BEM Paper Award. This award will be presented to Dr. Gundersen and his team for the following paper: Nanosecond electric pulses cause mitochondrial membrane permeabilization in Jurkat cells, published in 2012 by Tina Batista Napotnik, Yu‐Hsuan Wu, Martin A. Gundersen, Damijan
Miklavčič, P. Thomas Vernier.

“This paper was the result of the work of an international collaboration that remains productive today, and it was important for us because it represented the pursuit of a key hypothesis that drove early investigations of ultra-short electric pulse stimulation of cells. It is gratifying to hear that others found our report useful and worthy of recognition.” – P. Thomas Vernier, Research Professor in the ODU Bioelectrical Physics, and co-author on the awarded paper.

The Bioelectromagnetics Society promotes the exchange of ideas to advance the science of natural and applied electromagnetic fields in biology and medicine. The Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) was established in 1978 as an independent organization of biological and physical scientists, physicians and engineers interested in the interactions of electromagnetic fields with biological systems. BEMS is an international society with members from approximately 40 different countries and regions around the world. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia, USA.

The Society’s annual conference is the major meeting in bioelectromagnetics and offers participants numerous sessions, workshops and tutorials with platform and poster reports covering current scientific topics. Attendees also meet with other professionals in the field, in both formal and informal settings, to extend their network of scientific contacts. The Society holds meetings in conjunction with other scientific or medical organizations, including the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA). The official journal of the Society is Bioelectromagnetics, a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of the science of biological effects of electromagnetic fields.

The Award will be presented by the BEMS President during BioEM2018 in June 2018.

This is the second award Dr. Gundersen will receive in 2018 for his work. Congratulations once again, Dr. Gundersen!

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