beginning: 14.11.2021
end: 20.11.2021


In the week of 14-20 November, we are organising the 15th EBTT international postgraduate course

This year the University of Ljubljana and the Institute of Oncology are organising already the 15th international postgraduate course Electroporation-Based Technologies and Treatments – EBTT. The weeklong programme, from 14th to 20th November, involves lectures and practical lab work covering diverse aspects of electroporation applications and techniques. The course is intended for both novices and experts in electroporation, including PhD students, researchers, and prospective users with interest in electroporation technology.

This year the course will be organised using a hybrid model. The physical meeting will be organised at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of University of Ljubljana and attended by both lecturers and participants. Those unable to attend the on-site meeting, will have the opportunity to participate through an online platform .

Electroporation – principles, applications and future prospects

The directors of the EBTT course, prof. Damijan Miklavčič of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana and dr. Luis Mir of the Gustave Roussy and CNRS in Paris have, with the help of experienced researchers and visiting lecturers, once again arranged a exciting diverse programme, which guaranties to stimulate further research and the exchange of ideas between attendees. EBTT 2021 will feature plenary talks by fifteen world-renowned scientists presenting the state-of-the-art knowledge in electroporation, as well as identify knowledge gaps.

The basis of the electroporation phenomenon, current applications in biology, medicine and biotechnology, and future prospects will be discussed in the course. The highlights of this year’s meeting are cardiac ablation and defibrillation with pulsed electric fields, therapeutic applications of gene electrotransfer, cryopreservation of tissues and the use of electroporation in food treatment.

Students are encouraged to submit an abstract and shortly present their work at the course, which allows them to obtain 5 ECTS credits. The Medical Chamber of Slovenia has also accredited the course; therefore, the participants receive 34 CME credits.

Further information on the programme and registration is available at http://2021.ebtt.org/.