Cost course



Romanian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics
Carol Davila Medical University
with the financial support of
invite to 

International Course

Electroporation for Medicine: Basic Knowledge, Applications and Technologies


October 25-27, 2012

Council Hall, Carol Davila Medical University

8 Eroii Sanitari Blv., Bucharest, Romania

This course disseminates the latest knowledge and technological innovations on electroporation and its biomedical and treatment applications (electrochemotherapy, gene electrotransfer, tumor ablation etc.).

The course is open to medical doctors in oncology, dermatology, surgical specialities and other professionals from the clinics, but also to medical students, PhD students and researchers in human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, biology, biotechnology, biophysics-biochemistry.

During three half-days, the course is organized in lectures and tutorials which give the concepts as molecular mechanisms and technological development of electroporation, but focuses mainly on clinical applications and biological potential of the method.

This course is the first scientific event entirely dedicated to electroporation held in Romania, and reunites top scientists-clinicians and researchers.

photo: G. Sersa, 2010

Colegiul Medicilor din România consideră această manifestare Curs de formare continuă şi acordă medicilor participanţi 14 credite EMC.

Scientific committee
Lluis M. Mir, Gustave Roussy Institute, FR
Eugenia Kovacs, UMF Carol Davila, RO
Mihaela G. Moisescu, UMF Carol Davila, RO
Mihai Radu, Horia Hulubei Res. Inst., RO
Tudor Savopol, UMF Carol Davila, RO
Organizing committee
Mihaela G. Moisescu, UMF Carol Davila, RO
Tudor Savopol, UMF Carol Davila, RO
Mihai Radu, Horia Hulubei Res. Inst., Magurele, RO
Liviu Dimitriu, UMF Carol Davila, RO




Thursday, October 25, 2012 – Basics and Technology
13:00 – 15:30   Registration
15:30 – 16:00   Opening ceremony. Introduction to COST action TD1104
16:00 – 17:00   Lecture 1
Lluis M. Mir
Paris XI University, Gustave Roussy Institute, France
Basics of cell electroporation in vitro and in vivo: concept and basics of electrochemotherapy
17:00 – 18:00   Lecture 2
Marie-Pierre Rols
University of Toulouse, IPBS-CNRS, France
Basics for DNA electrotransfer in vitro: a 30 years old story
18:00 – 18:20   Coffee break
18:20 – 19:20   Lecture 3
Damijan Miklavcic
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Engineering aspects of cell electropermeabilization in vitro and in vivo –
what the medicine students and clinicians have to know 
19:20 – 21:00   Buffet dinner
Friday, October 26, 2012 – Applications in Clinics 
13:00 – 14:00   Lecture 4
Boris Rubinsky
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Biomedical applications of irreversible electroporation. Molecular selective surgery
14:00 – 15:00   Lecture 5
Gregor Sersa
Institute of Oncology, Slovenia
Summary of preclinical data on electrochemotherapy with bleomycin, and with cisplatin.
Antivascular effects of electric pulses and of electrochemotherapy
15:00 – 15:20   Coffee break
15:20 – 17:00   Tutorials for lectures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
17:00 – 18:00   Lecture 6
Mattia Ronchetti
IGEA, Italy
Electrochemotherapy indications for use and current clinical adoption in the EU
18:00 – 19:00   Panel
Gregor Sersa, Mattia Ronchetti, Damijan  Miklavcic, Lluis M. Mir
ESOPE Standard Operating procedures of electrochemotherapy. Electrodes for surface tumors, new electrodes for internal tumors (brain, bone, liver)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 – Gene Electrotransfer and Perspectives
9:00 – 10:00   Lecture 7
Franck André
Gustave Roussy Institute, France
Nucleic acids electrotransfer: differences in protocols due to the in vitro and in vivo constrains
10:00 – 11:00   Lecture 8
Loree Heller
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
Immune responses to DNA electrotransfer at the cell level and at the body level
11:00 – 12:00   Lecture 9
Richard Heller
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics
Clinical applications of gene electrotransfer: from bench to bedside, perspectives for human medicine
12:00 – 12:20   Coffee break
12:20 – 14:00   Tutorials for lectures 6, 7, 8, 9 and panel 
14:00 – 14:30   Closing ceremony
14:30 – 16:00   Buffet lunch
Downlod the Program 

Registration period   September 3, 2012 – October 23, 2012  OPEN !

Download the Registration form, fill using CAPITAL letters and send it to

or by fax: +4 021 312 59 55


Tuition fee

Currency   Full fee   Undergraduated students and full time PhD students Members of Romanian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics  

Early payment  (until October 5, 2012)

EUR 50 25
LEI 225 112 150

Late payment  (after October 5, 2012)

EUR 70 35
LEI 315 157 240
Romanian participants are kindly asked to pay in LEI

Tuition fee includes: attendance to lectures, book of lectures’ abstracts, coffee breaks, welcome dinner and closing lunch, certificate of attendance. 

The tuition fee will be paid to:
Romanian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics (RSPAB)
Sole Reg. Code: 13034870
Accounts: Raiffeisen Bank, Bucharest, Lujerului Branch
LEI:    RO98 RZBR 0000 0600 0326 2388
EUR:  RO19 RZBR 0000 0600 0684 1073
Please, indicate as reason for payment the following: participant name+COST course.
The fee can be also paid by cash to the RSPAB Treasurer: Assoc. Prof. Tudor Savopol, Biophysics and Cell Biotechnology Dept., Faculty of General Medicine, 8 Eroii Sanitari Blv., sector 5,  Bucharest (working days: 9:00-15:00), phone: +4 021 312 59 55.
A limited number of COST grants for travel and accommodation are available upon request for participants outside Romania.
Send the Registration form together with 1 page long CV to
The grant approval will be received within three days. The grants will be offered on a first come first served basis.
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