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.
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