The Programme has been published!

Download the Programme (PDF) — updated 1 September, 2023

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Submission OPEN!

Abstracts are invited* for poster presentation. Selected contributions will be invited for short oral presentation.


*Please note that it is not neccessary to submit anything in order to register for the School, i.e. you can participate without a submission.

Pre-registration OPEN!

All the participants who wish to attend the School in 2023 must pre-register. You will be notified / invited to register (with payment*) some time later.


*Registration rates available from the Registration page.


The 9th PEF School will take place at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Campus Muthgasse, Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna. The location is easy to reach by public transport. Together with your registration, a free public transport ticket will be provided for your week in Vienna. Further travel details as well as hotel recommendations will be available soon.

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The 9th PEF School will be organized by the BOKU Institute of Food Technology.

The objective of the 9th PEF School is to offer to students, academic and industrial researchers the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the fundamentals of pulsed electric fields (PEF) and electroporation and to get an insight into the variety of food and bioprocessing applications.

Lectures by leading international PEF experts, practical hands-on trainings and a social programme will guarantee an interesting and memorable week.

The 9th PEF School will cover topics ranging from the modification of cell membrane structures to applications such as plant tissue disintegration and gentle preservation of food and bioproducts. In addition, cross-sectional topics such as process validation, legislative framework and consumer perception will complete the programme. The content of the courses is designed for both academic and industrial researchers.

The event will provide attendees with a timely update on recent progress in research and process development, it will promote the interaction between different research groups and facilitate the cooperation between academia and industry.

important dates

Revisit this page regularly for updates as these dates are subject to change! ***Last updated Jan 26, 2023***
Important date Applies to…
June 30July 12, 2023 Abstract submission and pre-registration (extended!)
July 15, 2023 Notification of abstract acceptance and short oral presentation
August 1, 2023 Registration Fee Payment Deadline

* Registration via this site ( is only to collect interest in participating. Participants will then be notified and asked to register (with payment) again using a different web form.

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