7th School on Pulsed Electric Field Applications in Food and Biotechnology


Abstract Submission — Invitation, Instructions and General Information


Join us for the 7th PEF School (School on Pulsed Electric Field Applications in Food and Biotechnology), which will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, 25-29 May 2020. We kindly invite you to submit your abstract.

Following the success of the first 6 Schools, the 7th PEF School will continue to bring together undergraduate students, PhD students, academic and industrial researchers to offer them an overview of the current knowledge and understanding of the basic principles involved in food processing and preservation by pulsed electric fields.

General Abstract Format Information

These details will be asked of you once you start the submission process. Please review this list and make sure you have all the required answers before starting the submission process.

General required information and format restrictions

Abstract Title — 100 characters upper limit.

Authors and Affiliations:

  • Identify all authors with full affiliation (institution, address and country), name, and last name are required fields;
  • Identification of the Presenting author (will receive an invitation email to upload presentation/poster a few weeks before the School);
  • Identification of the Corresponding author (will receive all correspondence concerning the submission).

Body of abstract — 3000 characters including spaces or 400 words, whichever is lower (i.e. reached sooner).

Keywords — this call for papers does not accept keywords with submissions.

Classification — Please choose the appropriate topic (closest to your field of research your work belongs to) in order to aid the review process.

Show me the list of topics

Environmental applications

  • Waste valorization
  • Drinking and wastewater treatment
  • Microalgae treatment
  • Biomass processing
  • Biorefinery
  • Other

Food industry applications

  • Microbial inactivation/pasteurization
  • Improving mass transfer
  • Structure modification/peeling
  • Tissue impregnation
  • Other

Pulsed-power devices, facilities and apparatus for Plasma and PEF treatment

  • Generator concepts, PEF modulators
  • Switching (magnetic, semiconductor, gas discharge switches)
  • Large-scale processing and treatment facilities
  • Instrumentation diagnostics (pulsed power, optical, impedance, etc.)
  • Other


  • PEF treatment
  • Nanosecond pulse electric fields
  • Plasma (non-thermal)
  • Low electric fields
  • Ohmic heating
  • Micro and nano devices
  • Microfluidics
  • Other

Additional requested information

Please indicate your preferred type of presentation:

  • Oral
  • Poster
  • No preference (either)

Invitation letter for Visa required:

  • Yes
  • No

Important notes to observe

All abstracts must contain original work that has not been published or presented on previous occasions.

Abstracts must be submitted in English.

Please check spelling and grammar carefully. All abstracts will be published as submitted.

Abstract Limit: There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts you may submit and present, provided that each abstract represents distinct research.

Visa Information — Abstracts submitted from outside the Schengen Area

International abstract submitters who plan to attend the 7th School on Pulsed Electric Field Applications in Food and Biotechnology may need to apply for a VISA to travel to the meeting in Zaragoza, Spain (EU). For more information on visa requirements, please go to Please be aware that the time required to obtain a VISA may be substantial. An invitation letter will be sent to abstract submitters that have checked “Yes” that a letter is needed upon receiving their abstract submission.