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ECB2016 - 17th European Congress on Biotechnology.


The European Federation of Biotechnology is organising ECB2016 - 17th European Congress on Biotechnology. This meeting will bring together scientists, industrialists and academicians from around the world, to share their latest discoveries and to learn about novel products and breakthroughs.






Statement supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

The Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) calls on the European Commission to repeal European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and to ban all research using animals. Repealing the Directive would represent a major step backwards both for animal welfare in the EU and for Europe's leading role in advancing human and animal health.

With leading biomedical research organisations, learned societies, industry representatives, universities and patient groups in Europe, 167 organisations has signed a joint statement supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU and calling on the European Parliament to oppose the Stop Vivisection ECI.

For further information, including becoming a signatory to the statement, email Dr Sarah Rappaport, s.rappaport@wellcome.ac.uk, Wellcome Trust.

Environmental Biotechnology Section Newsletter

The third issue of the Environmental Biotechnology Section Newsletter, has been released. The newsletter can be downloaded from the website or here.




8th Conference on Recombinant Protein Production − RPP8.

The biennial recombinant protein production meeting organised by the Microbial Physiology Section in Palma in April attracted 240 participants, filling the conference hotel to capacity. About 80 participants from industry joined colleagues from academia and research institutes to hear the latest advances in how the physiology of the host affects production of recombinant proteins of industrial and medical importance. Over 40 presentations included plenary and other incited lectures as well as short talks selected from submitted abstracts. More than 150 posters were presented.

The EFB is grateful to FEMS, Eppendorf, Novo Nordisk, Lonza, Boehringer Ingelheim, VTU Technology, Rentschler, BioIngenium, BOKU and ACIB for their financial support. Generous poster prizes were awarded by Novozymes, who again expertly organised the poster competition for young scientists amongst the 126 posters presented. Full credit to Diethard Mattanovich, Pau Ferrer and their colleagues for excellent science in a grand location.

Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good III.

The meeting in Olomouc, 15−18 June, attracted over 130 participants and represented the launch of a revitalised Plant Biotechnology Section. The meeting opened with an inspiring plenary lecture from John Pickett, Head of Rothamsted Research, UK, under the title "New opportunities to engineer secondary metabolism for effects and signalling". What transpired was a demonstration how even poor African farmers can protect crops with under−planting and companion planting to deter infestation by pests. A dominant theme in the meeting was the development of novel methods for chromosome isolation and gene location as prerequisites for the sequencing of complex cereal genome − in particular, the barley and wheat genomes. The meeting ended with food, drink and entertainment in one of the "25" forts designed to protect Olomouc from invasion in the 19th Century. Why the inverted commas? In the words of the tour guide, "only 13 forts were built because they were useless"! But it was a fun way to end a conference.

EFB thanks Bio−Rad, Eppendorf, Sigma−Aldrich, OlchemIm Ltd and Merck−Millipore for their financial support. Congratulations to Jaroslav Dolezel, Ivo Frebort, Marek Sebela, Karolina Zavoralova and their colleagues for a great meeting!

Events organised by our EFB Institutional Members
Agrisciences Young Researchers 2015: Crop Production, Protection and Utilisation − 8 July 2015
organised by SCI − UK.

This event is for early career scientists working in biological, chemical, environmental and other relevant sciences and all those interested in learning about progress and meeting new talent in agrisciences.

  • Experience presenting to a multidisciplinary audience
  • Raise your profile, build networks, find ideas and inspiration
  • Hone your career skills

Topics received so far for this event include ecosystem services, insecticide resistance, crop and plant physiology, crop storage and shelf life, molecular biology, crop protection, mathematical modeling and soil science.

Other SCI Events:

Imaging: Recent Advances and Biomedical Applications
30 September 2015. London − UK

Other SCI Information:

SCI will be holding their Annual General Meeting on 1 July. A report will be available from SCI's website shortly after the meeting: http://www.soci.org/



EFB Events  

6th International Conference On Analisis Of Microbial Cells At The Single Cell Level
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
19−22 July 2015
Retz−Austria

12th Biotrans - 2015
endorsed by EFB Applied Biocatalysis Section − ESAB
July 26−30 2015
Vienna − Austria

Bioflavour 2015
endorsed by EFB Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section − EBBS
September 9−11 2015
Frankfurt − Germany

8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management
organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Section
September 9−12 2015
Iasi − Romania

8th Edition of European Symposium on Biopolymers
organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Section
September 16−18 2015
Roma − Italy

11th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis - IMYA XI
co-organised by EFB Functional Genomics Section
29 September - 3 October 2015
Porto - Portugal

Ecomondo 19th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development
organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Section
November 3−6 2015
Rimini − Italy

Textile Biotechnology Symposia (TBS)
Supported by EFB Polymer Biotechnology Section
9 − 10 December 2015
Wuxi − China

Microbial Stress: From Molecules To Systems - 2015
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
12 − 15 November 2015
Sitges − Spain

3rd meeting on Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
Early 2016
More information soon...




EFB Institutional Member’s Events

BAC 2015
Promoted by FEBiotec − Spain
8 − 10 July 2015
Salamanca − Spain

12th World Congress of Chinese Medicine
organised by European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
24 − 26 September 2015
Barcelona − Spain

Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB2015)
organised by AFOB
15 − 19 November 2015
Kuala Lumpur − Malaysia






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