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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

    Cilia, Cytoskeleton and Cancer

    25 - 26 April 2016
    Edinburgh - UK

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

    16 - 20 April 2016
    Innsbruck - Austria

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    Quantitative Proteomics and Data Analysis − Training Day

    4 - 5 April 2016
    Chester - UK

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    BMP Signalling in Cancer

    15 - 17 March 2016
    Cambridge - UK

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    Life on the Edge: The New Science of Quantum Biology

    2 February 2016
    London - UK

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    New Approaches in Medicinal Chemistry

    27 January 2016
    Stevenage - UK

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    Do Scientists Dream about Synthetic Sheep?

    12 January 2016
    London - UK

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    Do you know an outstanding bioscientist who deserves recognition?

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    Would you like support for your event? Next deadline for proposals 15 January 2016

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    9th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology

    7 - 9 September 2016
    Osaka - Japan

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    11th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation - ProtStab2016

    9 - 11 May 2016
    Istanbul - Turkey

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    Microbial Stress: From Molecules to Systems - 2015

    12 - 15 November 2015
    Sitges - Spain

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

    11 - 14 July 2016
    Lisbon - Portugal

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    Peter Mitchell and the Chemiosmotic Theory - A story of the difficulty of introduction of a ...

    9 March 2016
    London - UK

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    Rapid Rise of New Microbiological Techniques:- Is this the future?

    1 December 2015
    London - UK

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    Human Pheromones: Where did we go wrong? What should we do next?

    18 November 2015
    London - UK

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    Prof Kevin Harrington - Using Viruses to Treat Cancer: Turning Poachers into Gamekeepers

    11 November 2015
    London - UK

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    Symposium on Fibrosis Disease: medicinal chemistry progress from biological target to the clinic

    10 November 2015
    Slough - UK

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    MIBio 2015: Stability of biopharmaceuticals – From molecular interactions to successful products

    21 October 2015
    Cambridge - UK

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    Prof Simon Lovestone - Alzheimer’s disease: big problem, Big Data, big solution?

    13 October 2015
    London - UK

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    Developing Biochemical Society training events

    25 September 2015

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    6th International Conference on Analysis of Microbial Cells at the Single Cell Level

    19-22 July 2015
    Retz - Austria

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    Scalable suspension culture of human pluripotent stem cells

    9 June 2015
    Webinar

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    Textile Biotechnology Symposia (TBS)

    9 - 10 December 2015
    Wuxi - China

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    Imaging: Recent Advances and Biomedical Applications

    30 September 2015
    London - UK

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    A paradigm shift for understanding and treatment of mental health disorders? - Prof Ed Bullmore

    28 May 2015
    London - UK

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    Understanding and Harnessing Bio-Catalysis for Biofuel

    29 June - 1 July 2015
    York - UK

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    8th Conference on Recombinant Protein Production – RPP8

    22-24 April 2015
    Mallorca - Spain

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    Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB2015)

    15 - 19 November 2015
    Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

    For more information please click here.

    Agrisciences Young Researchers 2015: Crop Production, Protection and Utilisation

    8 July 2015
    Bracknell, UK

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    Molecular Oncology - Past, Present and Future of Anti-Cancer Drug Design

    29 April 2015
    London, UK

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    Agri Innovation 2015: Emerging Science and Technologies in Crop Research

    22 April 2015
    London, UK

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    12th World Congress of Chinese Medicine

    24 - 26 September 2015
    Barcelona - Spain

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    Nanomedicine advancing from bench−to−bedside: the role of materials

    11−15 May 2015
    Lille − France

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    BAC 2015

    8 - 10 July 2015
    Salamanca − Spain

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    Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference

    18 - 19 May 2015
    Sheffield - UK

    Register here & submit your abstract!
    Extended Abstract Deadline for EFB members: 20th March 2015
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    11th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis - IMYA XI

    29 September -  3 October 2015
    Porto - Portugal

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    Annual EBSA Meeting 2015

    21 - 22 April 2015: Pre-conference Courses
    Vienna - Austria

    23 - 24 April 2015: Annual Conference
    Vienna - Austria

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    Ecomondo 19th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development

    3 − 6 November 2015
    Rimini − Italy

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    8th Edition of European Symposium on Biopolymers

    16 − 18 September 2015
    Roma − Italy

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    8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management

    9 − 12 September 2015
    Iasi − Romania

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    6th European Bioremediation Conference

    29 June − 2 July 2015
    Chania, Crete − Greece

    For more information please click here.

    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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    Prions as novel epigenetic determinants in fungi

    16 January 2015
    London, UK

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    Biofuels - hype or reality?

    28 April 2015
    London, UK

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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

    15-18 March 2015
    Vimeiro, Portugal

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    Bioflavour 2015

    9 - 11 September 2015
    Frankfurt - Germany

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    Task Force on Bioeconomy

    For further information on the activities of this Task Group please contact:

    Dr. Alfredo Aguilar (Chairman)
    Task Force on Bioeconomy Chairman
    E-mail: alfredo.aguilar@efb-central.org

    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,

    The Executive Board

    Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good III

    15 – 18 June 2015
    Olomouc - Czech Republic

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    Translational Biocatalysis

    16 December 2014
    London - England

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    Green Chemistry for Pharma

    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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    Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology

    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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    ACIB Science Days 2013

    September 10 -12 2013
    Graz, Styria (Austria)

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    EUROBIOTECH 2013

    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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    BioTech 2014

    June 11-14 2014
    Prague - Czech Republic

    For more information please click here

    ProtStab 2014 - 10th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation

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

    For more information please click here

    Olomouc Biotech 2013 Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good II

    June 17 – 21 2013
    Olomouc - Czech Republic

    The early bird registration for G4G2 conference has been extended until March 31, 2013

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    International Conference on Nanotheranostics (ICoN 2013)

    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
    • Glycomics, systems glycobiology, and bioinformatics
    • 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

    For more Information please visit: http://www.cbm10.org

    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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    UK backs GM food: a new scenario for Europe?

    UK backs GM food: a new scenario for Europe?

    British Environment Secretary Owen Paterson backed on Monday the use of GM food, stressing their importance in British future food security. In an important remark Mr. Paterson stressed the environmental benefits deriving from GM technology, which might include the reduction in the use of pesticides and farmers’ fuel use. An important Minister of a European country releases a declaration on GM food based on available scientific evidence, rather than electoral trends.

    “The European Federation of Biotechnology welcomes the British position” – says Professor Marc Van Montagu, President of EFB – “this is certainly an opportunity for the future of Europe, and needs a European solution; we know the UK Government is not alone, and we are confident this will be the chance to stimulate a new way forward. The EFB will play its role in bridging the Scientific community with Institutions and Society, and support the Commission services who already advanced interesting proposals”.

    GM technology offers today environmental friendly and sustainable production solutions that Europe cannot ignore.

    EFB is actively engaged in building bridges between the scientific community, European institutions, Industry and Society: in the context of participatory approaches, Biotechnology offers a chance we cannot miss to develop a leading Europe 2020.

    For more information please click here: UK Government Press-Release Official.pdf

    European Symposium of Biopolymers- ESBP 2013

    7 - 9 October 2013 Lisbon - Portugal

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    7th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management - Integration ICEEM

    18 - 21 September 2013 Vienna - Austria

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    Knowledge for Growth

    30 May 2013 Ghent - Belgium

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    Fruit and Vegetables: Measuring Intake and Encouraging Increased Consumption

    21 December 2012
    London - UK

    This seminar will outline possible novel biomarkers of Fruit and Vegetable consumption and will examine the feasibility of different approaches to encourage increased fruit and vegetable consumption.

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    Venoms - The Sharp End of Drug Discovery

    December 14 2012
    London - UK

    Thr talk presented by the Director of the UK’s only commercial venom lab will cover the past, present and future potential of venoms as therapeutics, the new age of biologicals and a little on working with the world’s most dangerous animals!

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    New Challenges and Approaches to Drug Detection in Animal Sport

    December 7 2012
    London- Uk

    Drug testing in animal sports predates human dope detection by several decades largely driven by the central role of beting in greyhound and horseracing. Initially drug testing methods were intended to detect the misuse of drugs capable of either improving or degrading performance. In recent times sport regulators have made animal welfare the paramount concern and therapeutic drug detection has taken a central role in ensuring racing animals are not made to compete whilst unfit. As a result, a typical horseracing laboratory is expected to screen and detect a much larger number of drugs than are equivalent human testing laboraties which are mainly concerned with preventing cheating. The use of mass spectrometry is key to detecting the diverse range of target analytes required by the sport. In this presentation we will discuss how the technique is being applied to improving screening methods, the use of alternative sample matrices such as hair and detection of designer drugs.

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    Ecomondo

    7 - 10 November 2012
    Rimini - Italy

    It is a showcase of the most advanced technological solutions for the most effective management and transformation of waste of any kind, as well as to save water, achieve energy efficiency and reuse resources. It is the benchmark forum to debate with experts on the main technical problems facing the various industrial sectors managing waste, primary resource management (water, land, air) and protecting and regenerating the environment. It is an unrivalled source of ONE-to-ONE BUSINESS, information and training for professionals in the industry.

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    15th European Congress on Biotechnology

    The European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB) is one of the most relevant events of Biotechnology in Europe. Unique in bringing together international researchers, young scientists, executives, entrepreneurs and policy makers from all disciplines of biotechnology, the European Congress on Biotechnology offers a platform to present and discuss the recent developments of Biotechnology.

    The next ECB will be held in Istanbul - Turkey from the 23th to 26th September 2012, hosted by the Turkish Biotechnology Association. We invite you to visit the official website www.ecb15.org.


    Biocatalysis in Lipid Modification

    19 – 21 September 2012,

    Greifswald, Germany


    Biocatalysis in Lipid Modification

    Sept. 19 – 21, 2012, Institute of Biochemistry, Greifswald University, Greifswald, Germany

    Organized by the division Biotechnology / Enzyme Technology of Euro Fed Lipid

    Aims

    - To bring together researchers active in the area of enzymatic lipid modification

    - To provide a platform to exchange recent achievements in this area covering basic research as well as aspects related to process development / up-scaling using solated enzymes and whole cell systems

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    Bioprocess Engineering Course (BEC2012)

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    From September 2 to 8, 2012, the traditional well-established

    Bioprocess Engineering Course (BEC2012)
    (commonly referred to as the Brac-Course)

    will take place, once again on the Island of Brac in Croatia. The course is an event of ESBES and will be organized by the working group "Bioreactor Performance". Lecturers are leading European Bioprocess Engineers. Details can be downloaded from:

    With best wishes

    Andreas Lübbert
    Working Group Chairman

    Andreas Lübbert
    Professor
    Center for Bioprocess Engineering
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
    Kurt-Mothes-Str. 3 / 320.2
    D-06120 Halle/Saale
    Germany
    T +49 345 5525 942
    F +49 345 5527 260
    E Andreas.Luebbert@BioChemTech.Uni-Halle.de

    Bioprocess Engineering Course
    Island of Brac, Croatia, September 2-8
    Contact:http://www.globtour.hr/BEC2012

    Protein Engineering for Biocatalysis Conference

    29 – 31 August 2012,

    Greifswald, Germany

    Protein Engineering for Biocatalysis

    Aug. 29 – 31, 2012, Institute of Biochemistry, Greifswald University, Greifswald, Germany

    Supported by the EU within the “European Research Training Network on Directed Evolution of Functionals Proteins” (ENEFP) and the EFB Section on Applied Biocatalysis (ESAB). Organized with support by Euro Fed Lipid.

    Aims

    - To bring together researchers active in the area of protein engineering for biocatalysis and related fields

    - To provide a platform to exchange recent achievements from basic research to applied biocatalysis

    Organizers:

    Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

    Florian Hollfelder, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

    For more information please visit: http://biotech.uni-greifswald.de/pdb2012.html

    5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation.

    25 ‐ 28 June, 2012

    Prague, Czech Republic

    5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation will be held in Prague, June 24 - 28, 2012 in cooperation with National Technical Library (NTL), ESEB, ISEB and EFB. We thank EFB to be one of the key supporters of this conference (http://www.efb-central.org/).

    The traditional topics included since 1995, such as heavy metal sorption, biodegradation of recalcitrant organic compounds, phyto- and rhizoremediation and use of GMOs, will be augmented by new sessions dealing with various aspects of microbial ecology in contaminated environments. Special sessions will be devoted to projects like METAGENOMICS in Bioremediation and 7FW project MINOTAURUS.

    For more information please visit: http://biobio.vscht.cz/

    International Symposium Mediterranean Agro‐industrial Wastes and Effluents

    5 ‐ 8 June, 2012
    Santarem, Portugal

    The IAMAW is proud to announce this event that addresses R&D developments for the environment protection of the typical Mediterranean landscapes with an emphasis on resources protection and valorization of wastes and effluents for “biorefineries” and for water recycling.

    We hope that this event will bring together not only IAMAW, SPBT and SIADEB membership but also all the scientists and other stakeholders that can share with us their work and vision contributing for the environmental and economical sustainability of our economies and the progress of the Mediterranean Region.

    For more information please click in the following link: http://www.iamawaste.org/santarem/IAWK2012.htm


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