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European Action on Latin American Functional Foods (EULAFF)

The EULAFF project focuses on supporting the functional food sectors in Europe and Latin America. It aims at creating an agri-food chain innovation system for identification and development of novel functional foods, in order to build a sustainable bi-regional functional food sector. The specific goals of the EULAFF project will contribute to:

  • Establish and promote effective open collaborative networking between academic research, industrial, commercial and private investment institutions to achieve the development of a bi-regional agro-industry sector with the aim of making a sustainable use of biological diversity of Latin American agricultural crops.
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  • Contribute to the sustainable development of marginal rural areas by strengthening formal and informal production chains dedicated to the commercialisation of often under-utilised crops with high nutritional and heath promoting potential.
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  • Promote transfer of knowledge, innovative technologies and develop appropriate intellectual property protection to meet niche market demands in the global international trade.

  • For achieving these goals the project has planned a series of lectures, debates, roundtables and symposia with the participation of authoritative scientists, experts from the industry and several stakeholders from Europe and Latin America. The proposal also includes the development of a virtual community networking system and on-line information resources to support the collaborative effort and to stimulate the dissemination of information pertaining to the use of biological diversity of agricultural crops grown in Latin America with functional food potential.

     

    Contact Info:

    Coordinator of the EULAFF Project
    Christian Suojanen
    Pg. Lluís Companys, 23, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
    Phone: + 34 93 268 87 96
    Mobile:  +34 617 907 347
    Fax: +34 93 268 45 00
    E-mail: christian@efb-central.org

    Executive Director of the EULAFF Project
    Dr. Javier Verástegui
    Secretary General of BIOEUROLATINA
    Calle de Valderribas, 81, 2do. D, 28007 Madrid, Spain
    Mobile:  +34 630 925 374
    E-mail:  javier.verastegui@bioeurolatina.com

    European Action on Global Life Sciences (EAGLES)

    As a major player in life sciences and holding influential positions in international deliberations, Europe has a responsibility to help the developing world deal with the risks, challenges and opportunities of these technologies, and to facilitate the safe and efficient development and use of life sciences and biotechnology in developing countries.

    European Action in Global Life Sciences (EAGLES) intends to address these questions by designing and implementing projects to be carried out mostly by life scientists from developing countries that will stimulate and facilitate activities for the European life sciences to respond to the needs of developing countries.

    The members of EAGLES are determined to ensure that the skills and resources of European life sciences are properly used for the benefits of mankind. The members of EAGLES believe:

    • That the greatest humanitarian challenges for the life sciences lie in the problems of illness, starvation and environmental degradation which are faced by hundreds of millions of people in our world today, and will be faced by millions more in the coming decades.
    • That life scientists everywhere have a responsibility to address these global challenges.
    • That European life scientists could and should make a much greater contribution to meet these challenges.
    • That European policies should facilitate the life sciences in meeting these challenges.

    In addressing these challenges that the people of Europe and their leaders should pay careful attention to the knowledge and advice of distinguished life scientists and humanists from the developing and emerging countries.

    Contact Info:

    European Federation of Biotechnology
    Passeig Lluis Companys, 23
    08010 Barcelona
    Tel. +93 268 7703
    Fax. +93 268 4500
    efb@efb-central.org

    2nd International Conference on Post-Translational Modifications in Bacteria

    19 - 20 October 2016
    Lyon - France

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    5th International Conference on Novel Enzymes

    11 - 14 October 2016
    Groningen - The Netherlands

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    12th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries

    30 May - 1 June 2016
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    Cilia, Cytoskeleton and Cancer

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    79th Harden Conference: Oxygen Evolution and Reduction − Common Principles

    16 - 20 April 2016
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    Bioiberoamérica 2016

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    Salamanca - Spain

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    European Cytoskeletal Forum - Cell Adhesion and Migration

    20 − 23 June 2016
    Cambridge − UK

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    6th SCI/RSC Symposium on GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry

    13 − 15 June 2016
    London − UK

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    Lister Memorial Lecture 2016: Antimicrobial Resistance - The Global Problem

    8 June 2016
    Edinburgh-Scotland

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    Kinase 2016: Next Generation Inhibitors

    17 May 2016
    Nottingham - UK

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    Sir Paul Nurse - The Francis Crick Institute: tackling the world’s biggest health problems faster

    30 March 2016
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    BMP Signalling in Cancer

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    14 - 15 March 2016
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    11 March 2016
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    4 March 2016
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    27 January 2016
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    Do Scientists Dream about Synthetic Sheep?

    12 January 2016
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    9th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology

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    PYFF6 - 6th Conference on Physiology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi

    11 - 14 July 2016
    Lisbon - Portugal

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    18 November 2015
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    19-22 July 2015
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    Scalable suspension culture of human pluripotent stem cells

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    Imaging: Recent Advances and Biomedical Applications

    30 September 2015
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    28 May 2015
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    29 June - 1 July 2015
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    22-24 April 2015
    Mallorca - Spain

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    15 - 19 November 2015
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    8 July 2015
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    29 April 2015
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    22 April 2015
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    24 - 26 September 2015
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    Nanomedicine advancing from bench−to−bedside: the role of materials

    11−15 May 2015
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    Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference

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    Sheffield - UK

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    11th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis - IMYA XI

    29 September -  3 October 2015
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    Annual EBSA Meeting 2015

    21 - 22 April 2015: Pre-conference Courses
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    Ecomondo 19th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development

    3 − 6 November 2015
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    8th Edition of European Symposium on Biopolymers

    16 − 18 September 2015
    Roma − Italy

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    9 − 12 September 2015
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    6th European Bioremediation Conference

    29 June − 2 July 2015
    Chania, Crete − Greece

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    Dead or Alive? Airborne Particles

    09 February 2015
    London, UK

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    Photonic chip enabled non-invasive glucose biosensor

    23 January 2015
    London, UK

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    16 January 2015
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    Biofuels - hype or reality?

    28 April 2015
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    Enhancing Molecular Bioscience Education

    30-31 March 2015
    Cambridge, UK

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    Bacterial Electron Transfer Processes and their Regulation

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    Vimeiro, Portugal

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    Task Force on Bioeconomy

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    Brian Clark, pioneer of structural biology and tRNA discovery

    Brian Clark, pioneer of structural biology and tRNA discovery.

    The Federation is sorry to report the death of our Vice-President Professor Brian Frederic Carl Clark, who died in Aarhus on Monday 6th October 2014, at the age of 78.

    Biotechnology has lost one of its founders and most brilliant scientists. Brian, together with Kjeld Marcker, demonstrated in 1966 that protein synthesis in Escherichia coli is initiated with a N−formylmethionine: the initiator codon had been discovered. Just few years later, Brian was the first author of the paper describing the crystallisation and the first structural determination of tRNA, thus opening an era in structural and molecular biology.

    Brian has been an inspiring mentor for many scientists, a good friend for many of us, and an extremely active contributor in our field until his last days: just this year he was responsible for major anniversary symposia in Cambridge and New York.

    As Vice−President of our Federation, he was a strong advocate of biotechnology and international cooperation, and especially provided young researchers with strong support, encouragement and example.


    In honour of his memory,

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    Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good III

    15 – 18 June 2015
    Olomouc - Czech Republic

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    16 December 2014
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    23-24 September 2014
    Graz - Austria

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    3rd meeting on Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

    22 - 24 February 2016
    Costa da Caparica, Lisbon - Portugal

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    17-19 November 2014
    London - England

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    BIOTEC 2014 - SEBIOT

    July 1 – 4 2014
    Madrid - Spain

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    12th Biotrans - 2015

    July 26 – 30 2015
    Vienna - Austria

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    4th International Conference on Novel Enzymes

    October 14-17 2014
    Ghent - Belgium

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    3rd Multistep Enzyme Catalyzed Processes Congress (MECP14)

    7-10 April 2014
    Madrid - Spain

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    3rd BioProScale Symposium “Inhomogeneities in large-scale bioprocesses”

    2-4 April 2014
    Berlin - Germany

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    Post-Translational Modifications in Bacteria

    9-10 September 2014
    Göttingen - Germany

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    10th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis (IMYA X)

    14-18 May 2014
    Gothenburg - Sweden

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    11th BIOTRANS Conference

    July 21-25 2013
    Manchester City - United Kingdom

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    The 16th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (16th IBS, IBS2014)

    14 – 19 September 2014 Fortaleza
    Ceara - Brazil

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    SCI Members’ Forum 2013

    November 19 2013
    London - United Kingdom

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    A New Age for Coal with Carbon Capture and Storage

    November 7 2013
    London - United Kingdom

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    Barriers and Enablers of Biotechnology in the Current Global Market

    November 7 2013
    London - United Kingdom

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    On-Line and At-Line Analytical Technologies in the Industrial Biotechnology Sector

    November 14 2013
    London - United Kingdom

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    ILMAC – Competence in Process and Laboratory Technology

    September 24-27 2013
    Basel - Switzerland

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    September 10 -12 2013
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    October 8-11 2013
    Krakow -Poland

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    Microbial Resource Management for Polluted Marine Environments and Bioremediation - 2014

    January 16-18 2014
    Hammamet, Tunisia

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    June 11-14 2014
    Prague - Czech Republic

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    ProtStab 2014 - 10th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation

    May 7-9, 2014
    Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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    Olomouc Biotech 2013 Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good II

    June 17 – 21 2013
    Olomouc - Czech Republic

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    September 26-28 2013
    Larnaca - Cyprus

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    2nd Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

    25-27 November 2013 Málaga - Spain

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    10th Carbohydrate bioengineering Meeting - CBM10

    21 – 25 April, 2013

    Prague Czech Republic


    Main Topics

    • Mechanisms and structure-function relationships of carbohydrate modifying enzymes
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    • Synthesis, structure and function of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates
    • Carbohydrate and enzyme engineering
    • Carbohydrates in health and medicine
    • New materials and nanomaterials from carbohydrates as renewable resources

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    Online Survey to define the Functions and Contents of the MIRRI

    Online Survey to define the Functions and Contents of the Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI). MIRRI will construct a pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure, connecting resource holders with stakeholders (researchers from private and public institutions, companies, policy makers, funding bodies) in a sustainable multipurpose platform facilitating efficient access to high quality microorganisms, their derivatives and associated data, as well as to related expertise and services, for progress of science and to meet the needs of innovation in biotechnology. MIRRI seeks your input to gather the necessary feedback from the User communities in order to construct MIRRI in line with your needs and expectations by completing the questionnaire at http://www.mirri.org/user-questionnaire.html

    Survey closure date: May 15th, 2013.

    European Congress on Biotechnology - ECB16

    13-16 July 2014
    Edinburgh - Scotland

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    Recombinant Protein Production - RPP7

    6-8 March 2013 Laupheim - Germany

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    PYFF - 5th Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi

    4-7 June 2013
    Montpellier - France

    During the last years, the explosion of comparative and functional genomics, the development of system and synthetic biology and the expansion of metabolic and evolutionary engineering, have boosted up our understanding of these eukaryotic models and led to exiting developments in the biotechnological, food and pharmaceutical industries. The 5th PYFF is a unique opportunity to explore the latest advances in the basic and applied aspects of the physiology of these eukaryotic models and for exchanges between the yeast and fungal research communities

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