News

NEW! To welcome the majority of potential participants and
to make the conference exceedingly appealing, we decided to offer
a LAST EXTENSION for abstract submission up to April 21, 2024 (23:59 GMT).

Please ensure to submit your abstract online before this deadline.

We published the list of regular and special sessions!

Consult these before submitting and submit your contribution for consideration for at least one of them!

We have published the Plenary speakers for the Congress. See the dedicated page.

NEW! We have published info about our novel Industry Panel at the Congress. See the dedicated page.

Welcome note

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee, it is a privilege and a pleasure to express to each of you our warmest welcome to Rome for the 5th World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine, and Food & Environmental Technologies (WC2024).

From 15 to 19 September 2024, the meeting will bring together scientists from different countries all over the world, across basic and applied science of electroporation and pulsed electric fields aiming to foster interdisciplinary interactions, present the latest achievements, and share cutting-edge knowledge. The Congress will start with an Educational Session open to young scientists and who want to deep more insight the electroporation world.

With exciting plenary talks and several parallel scientific sessions each day, as well as poster presentations, WC2024 will serve as a platform to showcase the advancements in electroporation-based technologies and applications. We have also curated a special program for students and young scientists, offering opportunities to broaden their scientific horizons, network, and exciting social experiences.

The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, which is one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1303 by Pope Bonifacio VIII, and one of the most prestigious in Europe. The venue, situated in the historic centre of the city, directly overlooking the Colosseum, within walking distance of Piazza Venezia and the Roman Forum, provides a truly remarkable location. The Faculty develops around a magnificent Cloister which represents one of the most important examples of the Renaissance architecture in Rome and is next to the ancient Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, which is home to one of the magnificent sculptures of Michelangelo, namely the marble statue of Moses (1513-1515).

All around the hearth of Rome: the “Eternal City” boasts a cultural heritage in the world, spanning over two millennia. With its grand monuments, the hundreds of churches, and the spectacular fountains, Rome stands as a testament to the richness of human civilization offering the highest concentration of historical, archaeological, and architectural treasures in the world.

In Rome the wonders are endless, from the Roman Colosseum and the Pantheon to the early Christian basilicas and catacombs, from the wonderful palaces and churches of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque like Saint Peter to the contemporary masterpieces designed by top international architects.

Rome is endowed with an extremely large variety of museums hosting incredible masterpieces, the most famous ones being the Vatican Museums, which include the Sistine Chapel, and the Capitolini Museums. Today’s Rome is a cosmopolitan and international capital, being the site for many cultural and political events.

It is said that a city can also be described through its panorama, colors, scents, objects, or even an idea. It is precisely those nuances, intangible and temporary, which sometimes turn into unforgettable memories.

Come to Rome, we are waiting for you!

Important Dates

Deadline Applies to…
8 January, 2024 Abstract submission opens (OPEN!)
27 March, 2024 21 April, 2024 Abstract submission closes (extended!)
6 May, 2024 Notification of abstract acceptance
15 May, 2024 Student travel grant application closes
10 June, 2024 Early registration closes

tentative topics

  • Mechanisms of electroporation

  • Electroporation of cells and tissues

  • Medical applications of electroporation

  • Veterinary applications of electroporation

  • Modelling and laboratory techniques in electroporation

  • Electroporation in food science and technology

  • Electroporation in bioeconomy and biorefinery

  • Novel electroporation technologies

Discover Rome and its surroundings