About the EFB
Established by European scientists in 1978, the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) is Europe’s non-profit federation of National Biotechnology Associations, Learned Societies, Universities, Scientific Institutes, Biotech Companies and individual biotechnologists working to promote biotechnology throughout Europe and beyond.
The mission of EFB is to promote the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of the life sciences, to promote research and innovation at the cutting edge of biotechnology, to provide a forum for interdisciplinary and international cooperation, to improve scientific education and to facilitate an informed dialogue between scientists and the public.
With more than 100 Institutional members from across Europe and more than 30.000 personal members, the EFB has 10 Regional Branch Offices in Europe to support its activities in the various areas of biotechnology covered by the Federation.
The EFB Central Office (ECO) is located in Barcelona, Spain. Membership administration, organization of Executive Board meetings and General Assemblies, website management and organization of the European Congresses on Biotechnology are some of the main responsibilities of ECO.
EFB is administered by the following bodies.