Charles Cranfield

Charles Cranfield was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1971. He received the B.S. degree with honours in pharmacology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1996. This was followed by Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, in 2002. His research was into possible mobile telephone RF effects on calcium ion levels in human T lymphocytes. He was invited to discuss these findings to researchers at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK. He then completed 2 years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Jon Dobsons Nanomagnetics Laboratory, Keele University, UK.His work there culminated in the discovery of biogenic magnetite in the nematode C. elegans. This research was the basis for an article in “ChemistryWorld” magazine in 2004 entitled “As the magnetic worm turns;Magnetite reignites mobile phone radiation concerns.” In 2004 he returned to Australia to take up a brief position at Prince Henrys Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne, investigating calcium responses in pituitary cells, before taking a position as Research Fellow of Biophotonics at the Centre for Micro-Photoincs, Swinburne University of Technology. More recently he accepted aMarie Curie transfer of Knowledge Fellowship at Tyndall Institute in Ireland.

Biography Updated on 17 September 2006

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