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Task Groups

Apart from the Sections, the Task Groups are responsible for the Federation's main scientific activities. While Sections are devoted to a particular field of biotechnology, Task Groups cover topics of wide and interdisciplinary interest.

Membership of a Task Group is by invitation only - interested persons should contact the respective Task Group Chairman.




Task Force on Bioeconomy
Task Group on Education, Mobility and Profession
Task Group on Safety Biotechnology
Public Engagement and Communication



The main activities of the Task Groups are:

  • to promote international cooperation, in particular with China, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, with a particular interest for Europe's responsibilities towards developing countries
  • to initiate and/or organise specialised meetings and to be involved in the planning of the European Congresses on Biotechnology (ECB)
  • to promote education and training
  • to prepare position papers, reviews and expertises on topical issues
  • to publish on new developments in science and on new application
  • to collaborate as teams of experts with the European Commission in research funding
  • to promote public understanding of biotechnology
  • to stimulate innovation in biotechnology




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