Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research

The Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence. With over 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions world-wide, the electromagnetic energy (EME) that powers this technology is ubiquitous, as is community concern about the possibility of associated health effects. Responding to this concern, ACEBR was founded in 2013 to promote Australia's EME health both in the immediate future, and through the development of human research capacity in this field into the future.  From April 2018 ACEBR is entering a new round with a 5 year research agenda addressing the most important aspects of the non-ionising EME health debate.

Science and Wireless 2018

Science & Wireless 2018 - Program

ACEBR will be hosting Science and Wireless 2018 in Wollongong, NSW this year. 
Science and Wireless 2018 - Register here

Student award at the BioEM 2018

ACEBR research student Adam Verrender was awarded 2nd place in the student awards for his oral presentation at the BioEM 2018 conference in Slovenia recently. This is a great outcome, particularly as this is the leading international conference in his area, and he was up against some very strong competition from around the globe. This follows his 3rd place in 2016, and 1st place in 2017.

Successful contributions to BioEM 2018

The ACEBR research team contributed six presentations to this year’s BioEM 2018 in Slovenia. The hot topic presentation on the ICNIRP guidelines by Professor Rodney Croft was eagerly awaited. Furthermore four presentations in the human studies sessions by Sheridan Findlay, Ian Evans, Adam Verrender, and Dr Anna Dalecki, as well as one in public policy by Dr Freudenstein were successfully presented:

  • The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Draft Radiofrequency (100 kHz – 300 GHz) Guidelines by Prof Rodney Croft
  • Determining the functional consequences of the RF-EMF sleep EEG effect
 by Sheridan Findlay, Prof Rodney Croft & Dr Sarah Loughran
  • Frequency-dependent and montage-based differences in phosphene perception thresholds via tACS
 by Ian Evans, A/Prof Stephen Palmisano, Dr Sarah Loughran, A/Prof Alexandre Legros & Prof Rodney Croft
  • Investigating the determinants of IEI-EMF: Is the nocebo effect a normal response?
 by Adam Verrender, Dr Sarah Loughran, Dr Anna Dalecki, Dr Frederik Freudenstein, Prof Rodney Croft
  • The effect of RF-EMF exposure on the waking EEG: A comparison of effects across eyes open and eyes closed resting EEG derivations by Dr Anna Dalecki, Dr Sarah Loughran, Adam Verrender & Prof Rodney Croft
  • Understanding and overcoming ‘Risk Communication Traps’ by Dr Frederik Freudenstein, Prof Peter Wiedemann, Prof Rodney Croft & Dr Sarah Loughran