Bioelectrodynamics: Publications


  1. P. Vahalová, D. Havelka, E. Vaněčková, T. Zakar, V. Kolivoška, and M. Cifra, “Biochemiluminescence Sensing of Protein Oxidation by Reactive Oxygen Species Generated by Pulsed Electric Field,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 385, p. 133676, 2023, doi: 10.2139/ssrn.4328202.


  1. P. Vahalova, M. Cifra. “Biological autoluminescence as a perturbance-free method for monitoring oxidation in biosystems”. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 177 (2023). 
  2. J. Průša and M. Cifra, “Electro-detachment of kinesin motor domain from microtubule in silico,” Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, vol. 21, pp. 1349–1361 (2023). 
  3. D. Havelka, I. Zhernov, M. Teplan, Z. Lánský, D. E. Chafai, M. Cifra. “Lab on chip microscope platform for electro manipulation of a dense microtubules network”. Scientific reports 12, 2462 (2022).


  1. D. E. Chafai, M. Cifra, “Electro-Modulation of Tubulin Properties and Function,” in Microtubules: Methods and Protocols, H. Inaba, Ed. New York, NY: Springer US, 2022, pp. 61–70. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1983-4_4.
  2. J. Průša, A. T. Ayoubb, M. Cifra. “Molecular dynamics simulation dataset of a microtubule ring in electric field”. Data in Brief 38, 107337, (2021).
  3. P. Vahalová, K. Červinková, M. Cifra. “Biological autoluminescence for assessing oxidative processes in yeast cell cultures”. Scientific Reports 11, 10852, (2021).
  4. J. Průša, A. Taha Ayoub, D. Eddine Chafai, D. Havelka, M. Cifra. „Electro-opening of a microtubule lattice in silico“. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 19 (2021) 1488–1496. 
  5. M. Bereta, M. Teplan, D. E. Chafai, R. Radil, M. Cifra. „Biological autoluminescence as a noninvasive monitoring tool for chemical and physical modulation of oxidation in yeast cell culture“. Scientific Reports 11, 328, (2021).
  6. D. Havelka, D. E. Chafai, O. Krivosudský, A. Klebanovych, F. Vostárek, L. Kubínová, P. Dráber, M. Cifra. „Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Field Lab-on-Chip Integrated in Super-Resolution Microscope for Cytoskeleton Imaging“. Advanced Material Technologies 5, 1900669, (2020).
  7. O. Krivosudský, D. Havelka, D. E. Chafai, M. Cifra. „Microfluidic on-chip microwave sensing of the self-assembly state of tubulin“. Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical, 328, 129068, (2021).
  8. M. Cifra, F. Apollonio, M. Liberti, T. García-Sánchez, L. M. Mir. “Possible Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms at the Basis of Atmospheric Electromagnetic Field Bioeffects.” International Journal of Biometeorology 65, 1, (2021).
  9. S. Savoska, P. Fdez-Arroyabe, M. Cifra, K. Kourtidis, E. Rozanov, K. Nicoll, S. Dragovic, L. M. Mir. „Toward the creation of an ontology for the coupling of atmospheric electricity with biological systems.“ International Journal of Biometeorology. Special issue: Atmospheric Electricity and Biometeorology, (2021).
  10. Fdez-Arroyabe, Pablo, Konstantinos Kourtidis, Christos Haldoupis, Snezana Savoska, James Matthews, Lluis M. Mir, Pavlos Kassomenos, et al. “Glossary on Atmospheric Electricity and Its Effects on Biology.” International Journal of Biometeorology 65, no. 1 (2021): 5–29.
  11. Hunting, Ellard R., James Matthews, Pablo Fernández de Arróyabe Hernáez, Sam J. England, Konstantinos Kourtidis, Kuang Koh, Keri Nicoll, et al. “Challenges in Coupling Atmospheric Electricity with Biological Systems.” International Journal of Biometeorology 65, no. 1 (2021): 45–58.
  12. Riancho, Javier, Jose Ramón Sanchez de la Torre, Lucía Paz-Fajardo, Cristina Limia, Ana Santurtun, Michal Cifra, Kostas Kourtidis, and Pablo Fdez-Arroyabe. “The Role of Magnetic Fields in Neurodegenerative Diseases.” International Journal of Biometeorology 65, no. 1 (2021): 107–17.


  1. H. Sardarabadi, D. E. Chafai, F. Gheybi, P. Sasanpour, H. Rafii-Tabar, M. Cifra. “Enhancement of the biological autoluminescence by mito-liposomal gold nanoparticle nanocarriers“. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology, 204, 111812, (2020).
  2. D. E. Chafai, F. Vostárek, E. Dráberová, D. Havelka, D. Arnaud-Cormos, P. Leveque, J. Janáček, L. Kubínová, M. Cifra, P. Dráber. „Microtubule Cytoskeleton Remodeling by Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields”.  Advanced Biosystems, 2000070, (2020).
  3. J. Průša, M. Cifra. „Dataset of molecular dynamics simulation trajectories of amino-acid solutions with various force fields, water models and modified force field parameters“. Data in Brief, 105483, (2020).
  4. J. Průša, M. Cifra. „Dependence of amino-acid dielectric relaxation on solute-water interaction: Molecular dynamics study“. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 112613, (2020).


  1. Daniel Havelka, Chafai Djamel Eddine, Ondřej Krivosudský, Anastasiya Klebanovych, František Vostárek, Lucie Kubínová, Pavel Dráber, Michal Cifra. “Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Field Lab-on-Chip Integrated in Super-Resolution Microscope for Cytoskeleton Imaging”. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2019.  
  2. Jiří Průša & Michal Cifra. “Molecular dynamics simulation of the nanosecond pulsed electric field effect on kinesin nanomotor”. Sci Rep 9, 19721 (2019).
  3. Chafai, Djamel Eddine, Vadym Sulimenko, Daniel Havelka, Lucie Kubínová, Pavel Dráber, and Michal Cifra. “Reversible and Irreversible Modulation of Tubulin Self‐Assembly by Intense Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields.” Advanced Materials, August 13, 2019, 1903636.
  4. Cifra, M., J. Průša, D. Havelka, and O. Krivosudský. “Water Models in Molecular Dynamics Simulation Prediction of Dielectric Properties of Biomaterials.” IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology 3, no. 2 (June 2019): 97–104.
  5. Dlask, Martin, Jaromír Kukal, Michaela Poplová, Pavel Sovka, and Michal Cifra. “Short-Time Fractal Analysis of Biological Autoluminescence.” PLOS ONE 14, no. 7 (July 26, 2019): e0214427.
  6. Marracino, Paolo, Daniel Havelka, Jiří Průša, Micaela Liberti, Jack Tuszynski, Ahmed T. Ayoub, Francesca Apollonio, and Michal Cifra. “Tubulin Response to Intense Nanosecond-Scale Electric Field in Molecular Dynamics Simulation.” Scientific Reports 9, no. 1 (December 2019): 10477.


  1. Tiwari, N. K., A. K. Jha, S. P. Singh, Zubair Akhter, P. K. Varshney, and M. Jaleel Akhtar. “Generalized Multimode SIW Cavity-Based Sensor for Retrieval of Complex Permittivity of Materials.” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 66, no. 6 (June 2018): 3063–72.
  2. Chumová, Jana, Lucie Trögelová, Hana Kourová, Jindřich Volc, Vadym Sulimenko, Petr Halada, Ondřej Kučera, et al. “γ-Tubulin Has a Conserved Intrinsic Property of Self-Polymerization into Double Stranded Filaments and Fibrillar Networks.” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research 1865, no. 5 (May 2018): 734–48.
  3. Gallep, Cristiano M, João F Viana, Michal Cifra, Dominic Clarke, and Daniel Robert. “Peter Barlow’s Insights and Contributions to the Study of Tidal Gravity Variations and Ultra-Weak Light Emissions in Plants.” Annals of Botany, January 2, 2018.
  4. Havelka, Daniel, Ondrej Krivosudsky, Jiri Prusa, and Michal Cifra. “Rational Design of Sensor for Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy of Biomolecules.” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 273C (May 2018): 62–69.
  5. Jha, Abhishek K., Zubair Akhter, Nilesh Tiwari, K. T. M. Shafi, H. Samant, M. J. Akhtar, and M. Cifra. “Broadband Wireless Sensing System for Noninvasive Testing of Biological Samples.” IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems 8, no. 2 (2018): 251–59.
  6. Saeidfirozeh, Homa, Azizollah Shafiekhani, Michal Cifra, and Amir Ali Masoudi. “Endogenous Chemiluminescence from Germinating Arabidopsis Thaliana Seeds.” Scientific Reports 8, no. 1 (December 2018): 16231.
  7. Salari, V., Sh Barzanjeh, M. Cifra, C. Simon, F. Scholkmann, Z. Alirezaei, and J. A. Tuszynski. “Electromagnetic Fields and Optomechanics in Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment.” Frontiers In Bioscience, Landmark 23 (2018): 1391–1406.
  8. Tian, Bozhi, Shuai Xu, John A Rogers, Stefano Cestellos-Blanco, Peidong Yang, João L Carvalho-de-Souza, Francisco Bezanilla, et al. “Roadmap on Semiconductor–Cell Biointerfaces.” Physical Biology 15, no. 3 (March 9, 2018): 031002.


  1. Barzanjeh, Sh., V. Salari, J. A. Tuszynski, M. Cifra, and C. Simon. “Optomechanical Proposal for Monitoring Microtubule Mechanical Vibrations.” Physical Review E 96, no. 1, 2017: 12404.
  2. Burgos, Rosilene Cristina Rossetto, Johannes Cornelius Schoeman, Lennart Jan van Winden, Kateřina Červinková, Rawi Ramautar, Eduard P. A. Van Wijk, Michal Cifra, Ruud Berger, Thomas Hankemeier, and Jan van der Greef. “Ultra-Weak Photon Emission as a Dynamic Tool for Monitoring Oxidative Stress Metabolism.” Scientific Reports 7, no. 1, 2017.
  3. Krivosudský, O., P. Dráber, and M. Cifra. “Resolving Controversy of Unusually High Refractive Index of a Tubulin.” EPL (Europhysics Letters) 117, no. 3, 2017: 38003.
  4. Poplová, Michaela, Pavel Sovka, and Michal Cifra. “Poisson Pre-Processing of Nonstationary Photonic Signals: Signals with Equality between Mean and Variance.” Edited by Joseph Najbauer. PLOS ONE 12, no. 12, 2017: e0188622.
  5. Ondřej Kučera, Daniel Havelka, Michal Cifra: Vibrations of microtubules: Physics that has not met biology yet, Wave Motion, Volume 72, July 2017, Pages 13–22,
  6. V. Procházka, M. Cifra, P. Kulha, T. Ižák, B. Rezek and A. Kromka: Influence of non-adherent yeast cells on electrical characteristics of diamond-based field-effect transistors, Applied Surface Science, vol. 395, 2017, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.05.003


  1. Neda Rafieiolhosseini, Michaela Poplová, Pezhman Sasanpour, Hashem Rafii-Tabar, Mahsa Rafiee Alhossaini, Michal Cifra: Photocount statistics of ultra-weak photon emission from germinating mung bean, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology, vol. 162, 2016,
  2. Ondrej Krivosudský and Michal Cifra: Microwave absorption by nanoresonator vibrations tuned with surface modification, A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics,115, 2016 doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/115/44003
  3. Rosilene Cristina Rossetto Burgos, Kateřina Červinková, Tom van der Laan, Rawi Ramautar, Eduard P.A. vanWijk, Michal Cifra, SlavikKoval, RuudBerger, Thomas Hankemeier, Jan van der Greef: Tracking biochemical changes correlated with ultra-weak photon emission using metabolomics, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology,vol. 163, 2016,
  4. O. Kučera and M. Cifra: Radiofrequency and microwave interactions between biomolecular systems. Journal of Biological Physics, vol. 42, no. 1, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s10867-015-9392-1


  1. M. Cifra, Ch. Brouder, M. Nerudová and O. Kučera: Biophotons, coherence and photocount statistics: A critical review. Journal of Luminescence, vol. 164, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.03.020
  2. Ondrej Kucera, Katerina Cervinkova, Michaela Nerudova and Michal Cifra: Spectral Perspective on the Electromagnetic Activity of Cells. Spectral Perspective on the Electromagnetic Activity of Cells, vol. 15, issue 6, 2015. doi: 10.2174/1568026615666150225103105


  1. D. Havelka, M. Cifra and O. Kučera: Multi-mode electro-mechanical vibrations of a microtubule: In silico demonstration of electric pulse moving along a microtubule. Applied Physics Letters , vol. 104, no. 24, 2014. doi: 10.1063/1.4884118
  2. M. Cifra and P. Pospíšil: Ultra-weak photon emission from biological samples: Definition, mechanisms, properties, detection and applications. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 2014 doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2014.02.009
  3. D. Havelka, O. Kučera, M.A. Deriu and M. Cifra: Electro-acoustic behavior of the mitotic spindle: a semi-classical coarse-grained model. PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 1, 2014. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086501


  1. O. Kučera and M. Cifra: Cell-to-Cell Signaling Through Light: Just a Ghost of Chance? Cell Communication and Signaling, vol. 11, no. 87, 2013. doi: 10.1186/1478-811X-11-87 
  2. F. Scholkmann, D. Fels and M. Cifra: Non-chemical and non-contact cell-to-cell communication: a short review. Am J Transl Res, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 586-593, 2013. PMCID: PMC3786266  
  3. J. Pokorný, J. Pokorný and J. Kobilková: Postulates on Electromagnetic Activity in Biological Systems and Cancer. Integrative Biology, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1439-1446, 2013. doi: 10.1039/C3IB40166A  


  1. M. Cifra: Electrodynamic eigenmodes in cellular morphology. BioSystems, vol. 109, no. 3, pp. 356-366, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2012.06.003 
  2. O. Kučera and D. Havelka: Mechano-electrical vibrations of microtubules—Link to subcellular morphology. BioSystems, vol. 109, no. 3, pp.346-355, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2012.04.009
  3. J. Pokorný: Physical aspects of biological activity and cancer. AIP Advances, no. 2, pp. 011207/1-011207/11, 2012. doi: 10.1063/1.3699057


  1. D. Havelka, M. Cifra, O. Kučera, J. Pokorný, and J. Vrba: High-frequency electric field and radiation characteristics of cellular microtubule network. Journal of Theoretical Biology, no. 286, pp. 31-40, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.07.007
  2. J. Pokorný, C. Vedruccio, M. Cifra and O. Kučera: Cancer physics: diagnostics based on damped cellular elastoelectrical vibrations in microtubules. European Biophysics Journal, no. 40, pp. 747-759, 2011. doi:10.1007/s00249-011-0688-1
  3. M. Cifra, J. Z. Fields and A. Farhadi: Electromagnetic cellular interactions. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 223-246, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2010.07.003


  1. O. Kučera, M. Cifra and J. Pokorný: Technical aspects of measurement of cellular electromagnetic activity. European Biophysics Journal, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 1465-1470, 2010, doi:10.1007/s00249-010-0597-8
  2. M. Cifra, J. Pokorný, D. Havelka and O. Kučera: Electric field generated by axial longitudinal vibration modes of microtubule. BioSystems, vol. 100, pp. 122-131, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2010.02.007

Selected older publications

  1. J. Pokorný, J. Hašek, F. Jelínek, J. Šaroch, and B. Palán: Electromagnetic activity of yeast cells in the M phase. Electro- and Magnetobiology, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 371-396, 2001
  2. J. Pokorný, and T.-M. Wu: Biophysical Aspects of Coherence and Biological Order. Academia, Praha, Czech Republic; Springer, Berlin - Heidelberg - New York, 1998
  3. J. Pokorný, F. Jelínek, and V. Trkal: Electric field around microtubules. Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 267-271, 1998
  4. J. Pokorný, F. Jelínek, V. Trkal, I. Lamprecht, and R. Hölzel: Vibrations in microtubules. Journal of Biological Physics, vol. 23, pp. 171-179, 1997

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