Volume 247, Issue 12, December 2014 is a Special Electroporation-Based Technologies and Treatments Issue of the Journal of Membrane Biology. It features the following seven articles:

  • Basic Features of a Cell Electroporation Model: Illustrative Behavior for Two Very Different Pulses
    Reuben S. Son, Kyle C. Smith, Thiruvallur R. Gowrishankar, P. Thomas Vernier, James C. Weaver, Pages 1209-1228
  • Numerical Modeling of Bi-polar (AC) Pulse Electroporation of Single Cell in Microchannel to Create Nanopores on its Membrane
    Saeid Movahed, Yousef Bazargan-Lari, Farhang Daneshmad, Mashhood Mashhoodi, Pages 1229-1237
  • Modulation of Activity of Known Cytotoxic Ruthenium(III) Compound (KP418) with Hampered Transmembrane Transport in Electrochemotherapy In Vitro and In Vivo
    Rosana Hudej, Damijan Miklavcic, Maja Cemazar, Vesna Todorovic, Gregor Sersa, Alberta Bergamo, Gianni Sava, Anze Martincic, Janez Scancar, Bernhard K. Keppler, Iztok Turel, Pages 1239-1251
  • A Double-Pulse Approach For Electrotransfection
    L. Pasquet, E. Bellard, M. Golzio, M. P. Rols, J. Teissie, Pages 1253-1258
  • Comparison of Flow Cytometry, Fluorescence Microscopy and Spectrofluorometry for Analysis of Gene Electrotransfer Efficiency
    Igor Marjanovič, Maša Kandušer, Damijan Miklavčič, Mateja Manček Keber, Mojca Pavlin, Pages 1259-1267
  • Effect of Pulsed Electric Field Treatments on Permeabilization and Extraction of Pigments from Chlorella vulgaris
    Elisa Luengo, Santiago Condón-Abanto, Ignacio Álvarez, Javier Raso, Pages 1269-1277
  • Electroporation in Food Processing and Biorefinery
    Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza, Eugène Vorobiev, Damijan Miklavčič, Pages 1279-1304
    Igor Marjanovič, Maša Kandušer, Damijan Miklavčič, Mateja Manček Keber, Mojca Pavlin

For more information on this issue and access to articles visit the site on Springer.

An excerpt from the Editorial (attached to this news as PDF):

This fourth special electroporation-based technologies and treatments issue of the Journal of Membrane Biology contains reports on recent developments in the field of electroporation by participants in the 7th International Workshop and Postgraduate Course on electroporation-based technologies and treatments (EBTT 2013) held in Ljubljana, November 17–23, 2013. The 65 participants included faculty members, invited lecturers, special guests, and young scientists, and students from 16 countries. In addition to lectures on the fundamentals, this year’s sessions included talks on microbial inactivation by pulsed electric fields, modeling of intracellular electroporation, electroporation in food processing, and electrotransfer-facilitated DNA vaccination. One of the strengths and attractions of this workshop-course is the practical training exercises offered each afternoon. Organized and led by colleagues from the Laboratory of Biocybernetics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana and by visiting researchers, these afternoon laboratory sessions provide a unique opportunity for hands-on experience guided by experts, with activities ranging from fluorescence microscopy to electrical characterization of artificial membranes to molecular dynamics simulations. The school is now an established and unique platform for the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge of electroporation mechanisms and applications.