Section Board

The Section Board is keen to welcome new members. It especially seeks to recruit younger scientists ready to make their debut on the international stage; or individuals who are keen to organise an activity such as a workshop or specialist symposium, or to contribute to the EFB European Congresses of Biotechnology. The current membership, and their responsibilities, are listed below. The Section Chairman (e-mail [email protected]) would be pleased to hear from others who are keen to become involved in helping with the organisation of Section activities.



  Louise Horsfall image


Co-chair

  Tim Overton image


Co-chair



  Jon Marles-Wright image


Treasurer

   



  Cecilia A Roque image


Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  Neil Dixon image


University of Manchester, UK



  Jean Marie François image


INSA-Toulouse, France

  Alexander Frey image


Aalto University, Finland



  Pengcheng Fu  image


University of Limerick, Ireland

  Jussi Jäntti image


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland



  Katrin Messerschmidt image


University of Potsdam, Germany

  Marjan De Mey image


Ghent University, Belgium



  Peter Neubauer image


TU Berlin, Germany

  Jens Schrader image


DECHEMA –Forschungsinstitut, Germany



  Urartu Seker image


Bilkent University, Turkey

  Barbara Di Ventura image


University of Heidelberg, Germany



  Martin Warren image


University of Kent, UK

Heleen De Wever image


Flemish Institute of Technological Res. Belgium


Advisory Board

  • Tony Hitchcock.
    Cobra Biologics, UK
  • Diethard Mattanovich.
    BOKU, Austria
  • Victor de Lorenzo.
    CNB, Spain
  • Jens Nielsen.
    Chalmers, Sweden

Communications Team

  • Matthew Edmundson.
    University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Ian Eggington.
    University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Virginia Echavarri-Bravo.
    University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Konstantinos Vavitsas.
    University of Queensland, Australia

Terms of reference



The section is governed by a section board, comprising:

  • A chair and a secretary (or two co-chairs, each of whom also act as co-secretaries);
  • A treasurer;
  • An industrial liaison manager;
  • and a number of other members without title.

In addition, there is a section advisory board, the function of which is to offer advice and support to the members of the section board.

The section board will meet at least once a year.

The section board will be elected annually at the AGM. Nominations for members of the section board will be held 1 month before the AGM.

The section will organise events such as meetings and conferences. The major features of these activities are:

  • They are international in scope and focused specifically on Europe;
  • They are interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing any area within the fields of bioengineering and bioprocessing;
  • They promote participation from researchers, scientists and engineers at all career stages; and
  • They involve all sectors such as academia, industry, government agencies and research institutes.

Funds raised by the section will be used to fund section activities and pay section management expenses.