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    The ESG is very pleased to announce the arrival of Professor Olle Johansson in Gibraltar next week who will be delivering a number of private and public talks. Professor Johansson is a world-leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects.


    We have invited him over to share his expert views on the hazards of Mobile Phones, masts and Wi-Fi as part of our wider campaign of promoting best and safest use of such technology, so popular and essential in our lives today.


    Whatever your views, don’t miss this chance of hearing Professor Johansson on Tuesday 7th October  at 7pm, at the Charles Hunt Room, John Mackintosh Hall. Entry is free.


    Please see his biography below:-

    Professor Olle Johansson’s Scientific Background:

    Olle Johansson, associate professor, head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, at the Karolinska Institute (famous for it’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) in Stockholm, Sweden, is a world-leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He has published more than 500 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience. He has worked with a number of international colleagues that, later on, became Nobel Laureates, including professors Andrew V. Schally and Roger Guillemin among several.

    His doctoral thesis at the Karolinska Institute had the title “Peptide Neurons in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System. Light and Electron Microscopic Studies”. He has participated in more than 300 congresses and symposia as an invited speaker, and with free contributions and as an invited ‘observer’ at an additional 100.

    He is a member of: The European Neuroscience Association (ENA), The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), IBAS Users of Scandinavia (IBUS), The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), The International Society for Stereology (ISS), The New York Academy of Sciences, The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy (SCANDEM), The Skin Pharmacology Society (SPS), Society for Neuroscience, Svenska Fysiologföreningen, Svenska Intressegruppen för Grafisk Databehandling (SIGRAD), Svenska Läkaresällskapet, and the Svenska Sällskapet för Automatiserad Bildanalys (SSAB).

    He is often used as referee for a large number of scientific journals, including the Acta Dermato-Venereologica, Acta Obstetrica & Gynecologica, Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, Acta Stereologica, Archives of Dermatological Research, Brain Research, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Diabetologia, European Journal of Dermatology, Experimental Brain Research, Experimental Dermatology, Histochemical Journal, Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of Microscopy, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Regulatory Peptides, and Skin Pharmacology.

    He has on-going international scientific collaborations with: Japan, Brazil, India, Serbia, Thailand and USA. His studies have been widely recognised in the public media, including newspapers, radio and TV as well as on the Internet, both nationally as well as internationally.

    Examples of papers published:

    Johansson O, Liu P-Y, “”Electrosensitivity”, “electrosupersensitivity” and “screen dermatitis”: preliminary observations from on-going studies in the human skin”, In: Proceedings of the COST 244: Biomedical Effects of Electromagnetic Fields – Workshop on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (ed. D Simunic), EU/EC (DG XIII), Brussels/Graz, 1995, pp 52- 57

    Södergren L, Johansson O, “Commentary: Mobile telephones – will the golden goose become the mad cow?”, J Aust Coll Nutr & Env Med 2001; 20: 29-30

    Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, “Melanoma incidence and frequency modulation (FM) broadcasting”, Arch Environ Health 2002; 57: 32-40

    Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, “Malignant melanoma of the skin – not a sunshine story!”, Med Sci Monit 2004; 10: CR336- 340

    Johansson O, “Elöverkänslighet – en form av strålskada” (=”Electrohypersensitivity – a kind of irradiation damage”, in Swedish), Tf-bladet 2004; (3): 12-13

    Johansson O, “Electrohypersensitivity: Observations in the human skin of a physical impairment”, Symposium on “Electrical Sensitivity in Human Beings”, Royal Society of Medicine, London, U.K., September 11, 2004 (abstr.)

    Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, “Does GSM 1800 MHz affect the public health in Sweden?”, In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop “Biological Effects of EMFs”, Kos, Greece, October 4-8, 2004

    Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, “Long-term sickness and mobile phone use”, J Aust Coll Nutr & Env Med 2004; 23: 11-12

    Johansson O, “Evidence for effects on the immune system”, In: The BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically- based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) (eds. CF Blackman, M Blank, M Kundi, C Sage), 2007, Section 8, http://www.bioinitiative.org