European Biophysics Journal

, Volume 39, Issue 10, pp 1465–1470 | Cite as

Technical aspects of measurement of cellular electromagnetic activity

  • Ondřej KučeraEmail author
  • Michal Cifra
  • Jiří Pokorný
Biophysics Letter


Electromagnetic fields generated by living cells have been experimentally investigated in the past 3 decades; however, the results are often inconsistent. In this paper we discuss some technical aspects of such challenging experiments, a brief review of which is also included. Special attention is paid to the sensor with respect to the power available from a cell and the power needed to excite the macroscopic measurement devices. We drew the conclusion that the nanoelectronic approach should be used.


Cellular biophysics Electromagnetic activity of cell Nanoelectronics Weak power measurements 



MC and OK are thankful to the Czech Science Foundation, GA CR, grant nos. P102/10/P454 and 102/08/H008, respectively, for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ondřej Kučera
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Michal Cifra
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jiří Pokorný
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPrague 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Circuit Theory, FEECzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Electromagnetic Field, FEECzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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