Bioelectromagnetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUIS M. MIR

Lluis M. MIR was born in 1954 in Barcelona, Spain. He received his higher education from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France (1974-1978), including the B.S. from University of Paris VI in 1976. He received the D.Sc. degree from the University of Toulouse, France, in 1983. He entered the C.N.R.S. in 1978 and is currently the Director of the Laboratory of Vectorology and Anticancer Therapies (UMR 8203 of the CNRS, the Institute Gustave-Roussy and the University of Paris XI) in Villejuif, France. He is also Professor adjunct of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana. He has published 155 articles in peer reviewed journals and 18 chapters in books. He has presented 372 communications at national and international meetings and delivered 76 seminars in Universities or Institutions worldwide. He has organized and directed (with Dr. Cadossi) the 5th course of the EBEA “Alessandro Chiabrera School in Bioelectromagnetics” at Erice (November 22-28, 2010), on the Biomedical Applications of the Electromagnetic Fields. The main topics of his research are the interactions of the electric and the electromagnetic fields with the cells in vitro and in vivo and their biomedical applications. He is expert on the in vitro electropermeabilization (electroporation) of the cells in culture, the in vivo electropermeabilization of the cells in animal tissues, the antitumor electrochemotherapy (a new treatment of solid tumours based on tumor cells reversible electroporation), the irreversible electroporation cancer treatment, the DNA electrotransfer (or electrogenetherapy, an efficient and safe approach of non viral gene therapy), the electroendocytosis (caused by mobile telephones signal or by small amplitude electric pulses) and the delivery of nanopulses (pulses of a few nanoseconds and tens of kV/cm of amplitude). He has coordinated National research projects as well as three European Projects (5th and 6th FP). He has been a member of the EMF-NET EU coordinated action, and is still a partner of the Clinigene Network of Excellence. He is member of the EBEA, the Bioelectrochemical Society, the ESGCT, ASGCT, …