DEP2020 was originally planned for July 20-22, 2020 but was postponed to July 26-28 2021 due to COVID-19. A Book of Accepted Abstracts for 2020 was published and available here for the benefit of the community. DEP2020, with its new dates of July 26-28,2021, is the fourth installment of this international conference series focusing on the fundamentals, applications and breakthroughs on Dielectrophoresis (DEP). The conference started in 2014 in London followed by meetings in 2016 in Boston, USA and 2018 in Surrey, England. This is a dynamic, diverse and international community advancing the state-of-the-art in DEP for various applications including healthcare, industrial processes, and advanced manufacturing.


  • Jan. 11, 2021 – Edition of an Accepted Abstract OR Submission of New abstract due
  • Feb. 15, 2021 – Authors of accepted abstracts notified
  • Apr. 1, 2021 – Early-bird registration deadline
  • May 15, 2021 – Late Breaking Abstracts due
  • Jun. 26, 2021 – Pre-Registration deadline 
  • July 26-28 – On-site Registration

Abstract Submission

Those abstracts that were Accepted for presentation by February 2020 are on file for 2021. The Book of Accepted Abstracts for presentation in 2020, which reflects the DEP State of the Art in 2020, can be found here. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to update their abstract and/or submit new abstracts for consideration.

The submission system will open again on December 1, 2020
to accommodate edition of an accepted abstract or submission of new abstracts.

Deadline to submit/edit abstracts is January 11, 2021

Submissions are TEXT only. No figures are accepted. No files of any kind are accepted. You will receive a notification of submission.

Submissions require

  1. E-mail address of presenting author
  2. E-mail address of corresponding author
  3. Preference for Oral, Poster or Poster only presentation
  4. Ordered list of Authors
  5. Department/Group/Laboratory Affiliation of the presenting author
  6. Institutional Affiliation of the presenting author
  7. Text of the Abstract, maximum 500 words


Although DEP2020 has been postponed to July 26-28 2021 due to COVID19 we are happy to publish the document below titled “DEP State of the Art 2020”, which is a collection of the abstracts accepted for presentation for 2020. This is an open access document.

DEP State of the Art 2020


DEP2020, postponed to July 26-28 2021 due to COVID-19, will be held in Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona. The city is served by the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG). International Airports near Flagstaff include Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) and Tucson (TUS).

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