Martin Blank, Ph.D.
Keynote Address: Cellular & Molecular Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
"What is the evidence that radiation from wireless and EMF technologies is disturbing biology and impacting our genetic material? How are the effects on DNA impacting our present functioning as well as potentially jeopardizing the health of future generations? What mechanisms can explain the biological effects and links to various conditions? Learn why shielding ourselves from this radiation is essential to preserve optimal functioning and fertility, while legal and technological efforts to assure safer communications technologies are pursued." Martin Blank, Ph.D.
Dr. Martin Blank has Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University and University of Cambridge, and was Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University from 1968 to 2011. He is now Special Lecturer in the department. During this time, he has been teaching and doing research on health related effects of electromagnetic fields (stress protein synthesis and enzyme function).
Dr. Blank has lectured on various scientific topics around the world, and has also had appointments at Cambridge Univ (England), Weizmann Inst (Israel), UC-Berkeley, Hebrew Univ (Israel), Monash Univ (Australia), Inst of Electrochemistry (USSR), Warsaw Univ (Poland), Tata Inst (India), Ben Gurion Univ of the Negev (Israel), Univ of Victoria (Canada), Kyoto University (Japan). He has also held positions at California Research Corp, Esso Research, Unilever Research (England; Netherlands) and US Office of Naval Research (London, UK; Arlington, VA). He has organized many meetings, including the two World Congresses on Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, the Erice (Italy) Courses on Bioelectrochemistry and he started the Gordon Research Conferences on Bioelectrochemistry.
Professor Blank served as Chairman of the Organic and Biological Division of the Electrochemical Society, President of the Bioelectrochemical Society, and President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and has been on the editorial boards of journals, including Journal of the Electrochemical Society and Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics,Electromagnetic Medicine and Biology. He was also the editor of the special issue of Pathophysiology on EMF. His publications include over 200 papers and reviews, as well as twelve edited books on electrical properties of biological systems, including the Proceedings of the First World Congress on "Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine" and "Electromagnetic Fields: Biological Interactions and Mechanisms".
One of the organizers of the Bioinitiative Report, Dr. Blank also edited a follow-up to the Bioinitiative Report by the same authors, in the August 2009 issue of the journal Pathophysiology. He was invited to address the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil on bioelectromagnetic research and biologically based safety standards, in 2009, and in 2010 was consulted by the Canadian Parliament's Committee on Health (Comité sur la Santé).
Watch Dr. Blank's video: Cell Phones, DNA, & Kids, here below: