2013 Candidate for Board/Medical Sciences: Maren Fedrowitz, Germany

Maren FedrowitzDr. med. vet. Maren Fedrowitz is research scientist at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, Germany. She received the doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and the habilitation in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2010 from the University of Veterinary Medicine. Since 1999, she has worked actively on the tumor-promoting effects of ELF-MF exposure, particularly in the rat mammary gland tissue in order to clarify whether MF exposure has impact on breast cancer development. Her special interest has been focused on probable ELF-MF targets and mechanisms by performing in vivo and ex vivo animal experiments and primary cell culture investigations. Although the MF topic is her favorite research field, she also examines mechanisms of pharmacoresistance in epilepsy. Up to now, she is author and co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and numerous abstracts relating to MF effects, breast cancer, neurosciences, and pharmacology and has served as a reviewer for several journals, e.g. Bioelectromagnetics, Proceeding of the IEEE, Toxicology, and BMC Cancer. She advises doctoral fellows and is involved in the education of veterinary undergraduate students. Maren Fedrowitz is member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and was member of the Board of Directors from 2007-2010 (Biological and Medical Sciences).

Mission statement

Since my first annual meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in Long Beach, I am highly appreciating the apparent advantages of the society as well as the annual meetings to exchange information and to discuss current scientific EMF research topics in interdisciplinary groups. Some years ago, I already had the opportunity to serve as a Board member and participated in meeting quality, awards, and membership committees. I am very motivated to contribute all my experience and knowledge in another Board period.