14-19 March 2021
Erice, Sicily
Europe/Rome timezone
Final Registration is open - Workshop schedule at a glance is online - Detailed programme is online.

Dear THz-Bio Workshop participants,

We hope this message finds all of you and your families well and safe.

As you may know, we had pre-booked alternative dates for the THz-Bio Workshop in Erice, which was originally scheduled at the end of April, and then postponed to October due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covis-19 situation in Italy is now positively evolving like in most European countries, and no new cases have been recorded in the southern regions of Italy during the past weeks. 
Nevertheless, we have been informed by the Erice Center that all events scheduled for 2020 have been canceled for precautions and are possibly postponed to 2021.

The THz-Bio Workshop has then been re-assigned a new slot from March 14th  to 19th , 2021

The THz-Bio 2020 Workshop  programme was completely defined at the beginning of March 2020 and made available on the Workshop website. All abstracts had also been received and reviewed.

The IOC and Programme Committee will be pleased if participants could confirm their availability on these new dates. At a later stage you will be asked to communicate whether you plan to maintain the same abstract or submit a new (or updated) one.

At the beginning of September 2020, the Local Organizing Committee will update the current status and confirm the new dates.

Looking forward to a complete normalization of the situation, 
With best wishes

Gian Piero Gallerano     and       Olga Zeni  
ENEA-Frascati                             CNR-IREA, Naples

THz-Bio Workshop Co-chairs





9th International THz-Bio Workshop

April 30 - May 3, 2020

Erice, Sicily, Italy

The millimeter wave and terahertz regions are frontier areas for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, biophysics, biology, and medicine. The interest in novel imaging, sensing and spectroscopy in the above communities has grown steadily during the past twenty years, as new instrumentation, as well as new techniques and new applications have become available.

In 2010 a workshop series entitled "International THz-Bio Workshop" started in Korea with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. In 2016 its international organizing committee was encouraged to consider a rotation of this workshop series between different geographical areas. It was then decided to host the THz-Bio Workshop 2017 at ENEA-Frascati in Italy. After the success of this event ad a search of future possible sites, it has recently been decided to hold the 9th International THz-Bio Workshop at the world known “Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture” in Erice, Sicily, in the frame of the activities of the Erice International School of Bioelectromagnetism (http://www.eisbem.eu/) from April 30 to May 3, 2020.

The aim of the "THz-Bio Workshop" is to bring together scientists from different communities to discuss a broad range of scientific issues in the Terahertz and adjacent parts of the Infrared and Microwave spectral regions. Topics of the Workshop include, but are not limited to: Spectroscopic measurements on biological systems of increasing complexity, mechanisms of interaction and effects induced by the electromagnetic field, safety issues, technological developments of terahertz active & passive instrumentations and THz-Bio sensing & imaging. The programme of the Workshop will consist of invited and contributed papers, posters and a technical exhibit. Selected papers presented at the Workshop will be published as a special issue of the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and THz Waves.


We cordially invite you to attend the “9th International THz-Bio Workshop”.

We encourage you to express you interest in participating as soon as possible, since the seat availability will be limited to 100. Detailed info about registration, abstract submission, food and lodging in Erice, as well as and on how to reach the Ettore Majorana Center will be distributed in due time.

Looking forward to meeting you in Erice in 2020!


Workshop Co-Chairs

School Directors






Gian Piero Gallerano

ENEA Frascati

Olga Zeni

CNR-IREA  Napoli

Ferdinando Bersani

University of Bologna

Maria Rosaria Scarfi'

CNR-IREA  Napoli




Registration for this event is currently open.