8th THz-Bio International Workshop

ENEA-Frascati (Rome) – Aula Bruno Brunelli - October 4-6, 2017


Wednesday, October 4

08:30 Bus from Frascati to the ENEA Research Center  
09:00 Registration  
09.30 Welcome & Introduction Angelo A. Tuccillo, Gian Piero Gallerano, ENEA-Frascati, I
  Spectroscopy I Chair: Werner Mäntele
09:40 Water mapping by THz calorimetry or where spectroscopy meets calorimetry Martina Havenith, Ruhr University Bochum, D
10:10       Quantum behavior of confined water molecules Martin Dressel, University of Stuttgart, D
10:40       Identification of Debye's fast relaxation in dielectric response of water Gun-Sik Park, Seoul National University, Korea
11:10 Coffee Break & Technical Exhibit  
  Mechanisms of interaction I Chair: Alfonsina Ramundo Orlando
11:40 Microwave bioelectrodynamics at the molecular level Michal Cifra, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
12:10 Biological effects of THz and mm-wave radiation on Human Fibroblasts Valeria Franchini, Scientific Department of Policlinico Militare of Rome, I
12:40 Dielectric properties of aqueous solutions investigated through THz time-domain spectroscopy Ermal Nikollari, Sapienza University Rome, I
13:00 Lunch (ENEA Cafeteria)  
  Medical Applications Chair: Gun-Sik Park
14:00 Clinical Applications of THz, bench to bedside Vincent Wallace, University of Western Australia
14:30 Terahertz measurements of dehydration dynamics in ophthalmology Alexander Shkurinov, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia
15:00 Effects of Intense THz Pulses on Gene Expression Dynamics in Human Skin Models Cameron Hough, University of Alberta - Canada
15:30 Coffee Break & Technical Exhibit  
  Mechanisms of interaction II & Tech. Exhibit Presentation Chair: Martina Havenith
16:00 Terahertz Optical Studies of Protein Dynamics:  Intramolecular Vibrations, Collectivity, and Thermal Stability Andrea Markelz, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
16:30 Investigation of Conformational Transitions Induced by Terahertz Radiation in Protein Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Laser Physics of SB RAS, Russia
16:50 Changes in Millimeter Wave Measurements and the Rohde & Schwarz approach Alessandro Titta, Rohde Schwarz – Tech. Exhibit Presentation
17:15 Poster session  
18.30 Bus to Frascati  

Thursday, October 5

08:30   Bus from Frascati to the ENEA Research Center  
    Instrumentation and techniques Chair: Enrique Castro-Camus
09:00   THz wave generation from water Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester, USA
09:30   Continuous Wave Gallium Phosphide THz Spectrometer applied for Pharmaceutical Industry Tetsuo Sasaki,Shizuoka University, Japan
10:00   Metallic metamaterial-based Cerenkov THz FEL Dongpyo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea
10:20   Design, fabrication and S-parameter characterization of a planar Goubau line from 0.75 THz to 1.1 THz for near-field on-  wafer biosensing Juan Cabello-Sanchez, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
10:40   TeraFERMI: a superradiant beamline for THz nonlinear studies at the FERMI free-electron-laser facility Federica Piccirilli, CNR-IOM, Trieste, I
11:00   Coffee Break & Technical Exhibit  
   Spectroscopy II Chair: Martin Dressel
11:30   Terahertz spectroscopy for electroporation Stefania Romeo, CNR-IREA, Naples, I
12:00   Monitoring the Molecular Composition of Live Cells Exposed to Pulsed Electric Fields based on Terahertz Measurements Lluis Mir, CNRS, U. Paris-Saclay, F
12:30   Mechanically Detected Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Terahertz Region Eiji Ohmichi, Kobe University, Japan
13:00   Lunch (ENEA Cafeteria)  
  Biosensing & Diagnostics Chair: Zachary Taylor
14:00   Infrared Sensors for Medical Diagnostics: From Bench to Bedside Werner Mäntele, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, D
14:30   Early screening of diabetic foot by THz time-domain spectral imaging Enrique Castro-Camus, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Leon, Mexico
15:00   Application of Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy for Diabetes Diagnostics Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Laser Physics of SB RAS, Russia
15:20   Coffee Break & Technical Exhibit  
    THz Bio Imaging & Tech. Exhibit Presentation Chair: Vincent Wallace
15:50   THz Imaging of the Cornea for Early Detection of Disease Zachary Taylor, University of California Los Angeles, USA
16:20   Dielectric properties of skin tissues and assessment of temperature elevation by exposure at MMW and THz frequencies Kensuke Sasaki, NICT Tokyo, Japan
16:40   THz Spectroscopy and Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection in the 300 - 600 GHz Range Quentin Cassar, Laboratoire d'Integration du Materiau au Systeme (IMS) Bordeaux, F
17:10   CST Software presentation Davide Tallini, 3DS /SIMULIA CST – Tech. Exhibit Presentation
17.45   Bus to Frascati  
19:30   Workshop Dinner Hotel Ristorante Cacciani, Via Armando Diaz 13, Frascati
22:30   Transfer to Hotels & Rome Metro Line A (Anagnina station)  

Friday, October 6

08:30 Bus from Frascati to the ENEA Research Center  
  Medical & Safety Issues, Interdisciplinary Applications Chair: Stefania De Sanctis
09:00 Diagnostic and terapeutic aspects of millimeter and THz waves Mats-Olof Mattson, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, A
09:30 Health risk evaluation due to THz field and millimeter wave: state of the art and future perspectives Olga Zeni, CNR-IREA, Naples, I
10:00 Detection of proper and defective sugar beet seeds using THz time domain spectroscopy Lorenz Maximilian Schneider, Phillips University Marburg, D
10:20 Unilateral NMR and fluorescent labeling to evaluate penetration and deposition of adhesives for conservation treatments Amarilli Rava, The Courtauld Institute of Art - London, UK
10:40 Coffee Break  
11:10 -12:30 Closing Discussion & Wrap-up

Discussion steered by Gian Piero Gallerano and Gun-Sik Park

Contributions from the audience

12:45 Bus to Frascati  
  List of Posters  
P-01 Characterization of electrical signal of artificial axon model for exposure to mm- waves Alfonsina Ramundo Orlando, CNR-IFT, Rome, I
P-02 THz-TDS technique for monitoring shelf-life of fresh-cut salad Serena Gagliardi, ENEA-Casaccia Rome, Italy
P-03 Stroboscopic microscopy of THz effects Emilio Giovenale, ENEA-Frascati, Italy
P-04 Detection and imaging of humidity and weeds in mural artworks Manuel Greco, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
P-05 CARS spectra of biological cells after electropulsation Caterina Merla, ENEA-Casaccia Rome, Italy
P-06 Characterization of a 25 GHz Exposure System for the Irradiation of Biological Samples Gian Luca Ravera, ENEA-Frascati, Italy