Final Programme/Schedule download

View/Download the Programme PDF — February 18th 2021 version

Final PEFSchool Programme (2020-02-18)

Special Registration Process Instruction

***NEW*** Published May 3, 2021

All the participants who preregistered are now required to register again using the following link (also available via button below). This link is to be used for final registration and payment. When accessing the system through this link, you will find an application form where you are to fill in four sections: Legal Notice (this is a compulsory requirement of University of Zaragoza), Personal data, Billing data, and Congress fee. After filling in this information, you will be able to access the next page to proceed with the payment by credit card or bank transfer. You may select payment by credit card or by bank transfer (in case you prefer bank transfer, the bank account details are then presented to you).


What? Where?

It is a big pleasure to announce that the 7th School on PEF applications in food and biotechnology that was postponed in 2020 is being organised from May, 31st to June 2nd, 2020 at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). The Scientific Committee has decided to transform the School into an on-line event. We hope you understand this decision that has been based on the health and safety of participants, their families, and our staff, which are the highest priority to us at this critical time.

The aim of the course is to offer attendants (PhD students, early-stage researchers and industrial users of the technology) with an overview of knowledge and understanding of the basic principles involved in processing by pulsed electric fields and to provide practice in the use of these principles in the food and biotechnological industries. Basic concepts that are required to understand electroporation and generation of pulsed electric fields from an electrical point of view, main effects of the treatments on microbial, plant and animal cells, techniques and research procedures to investigate electroporation and the most recent applications of PEF in the food industry will be presented by experts in the field. Live lectures online will be complemented with live practical sessions online, and short presentations of activities conducted by participants. The course will offer the opportunity of promoting networking and communication between young scientists, experts and industrial partners interested in this attractive technology.

important dates

Revisit this page regularly for updates as these dates are subject to change! ***Last updated April 20, 2021***
Important date Applies to…
March 1, 2020 Abstract Submission Opens (OPEN NOW!)
March 1, 2020 Registration Opens (OPEN NOW!)
April 30, 2020** Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
May 3, 2020** Notification of Acceptance Deadline
May 3, 2020** Registration with Payment Opens*
May 15, 2020** Registration Fee Payment Deadline

* Registration via this site ( is only to collect interest in participating and does not guarantee acceptance. Accepted participants will be notified by April 20 and asked to register (with payment) again using a different web form.
** These dates were extended on April 20, 2021.

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