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Abstract submission deadline extended for the EFB Spring Congress
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Biocatalysis for the Biological Transformation of Polymer Science, 27-29 June 2022
Preliminary programme

Deadline to submit your abstract:
1 May 2022
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3D printing: Economical and supply chain independent single-use plasticware for cell culture
3D printing: Economical and supply chain independent single-use plasticware for cell culture
by Peter Satzer, Lena Achtleiner
HEK293 cells were used to test printed shake flasks for cell culture applications and their ease of manufacture. Recorded growth curves showed that renewable biodegradable poly(lactic acid) (PLA) thermoplastic is an excellent and economical replacement for single-use plastic shake flasks, which have shipment lead times during pandemic situations or other supply chain disruptions of over 6 months.

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Call for papers: Special Issue on Biocatalysis Key to a Circular Bioeconomy of the EFB Bioeconomy Journal
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How Microbiology Started
In a new article, Dr Peter Collins delves into the origins of Microbiology, the Microbiology Society’s founding journal. Originally called the Journal of General Microbiology, it launched in 1947 with the vision of promoting microbiology as a cohesive and diverse scientific discipline.

In 2022, we celebrate 75 years of publishing for the community, tackling global challenges by publishing the latest fundamental and applied research throughout the field.

Dr Collin’s article commemorates this milestone by revisiting the journal’s history, including the influence of WWII on British research, the friendship of Allen and St John-Brooks and the journal’s launch.
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Early bird registration & abstract submission deadline 30 April 2022
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Training events from the Royal Society of Biology - Royal Society of Biology
The Royal Society of Biology's training programme is expanding; we offer courses to suit all interests and competencies, from enthusiastic students to high level professionals. Our aim is to promote interest in biology and enable individuals to continue their professional development.

Our upcoming courses include:

Leadership in a Laboratory Environment
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Laboratory Health & Safety (& COSHH)
Introduction to Reproducible Analyses in R
Programming for Biologists
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SCI - 38th SCI Process Development Symposium - logo
Engineering Biology - applications for chemistry-using business
23 May 2022

As an introduction to Engineering Biology and to build this community, SCI are hosting this one day conference, including a range of company case studies and panels to showcase Engineering Biology in practice. This will kickstart discussions on how industry can collaborate and develop to become more responsive, better equipped, and more fit for purpose.

Registration is encouraged from potential users or practitioners of Engineering Biology principles as well as those who are already using such approaches. Come along to hear from our experts, join the discussion and find out more!
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12th International Congress of the European Foundation of Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine,
2nd Congress of the Foundation for Natural Therapies
3 - 5 June, 2022
Peñíscola - Spain
FEMS - Conference on Microbiology 2022
FEMS Conference on Microbiology
Belgrade 2022

Hundreds of your colleagues from Argentina to Australia and from Serbia to Switzerland will be presenting their research at the Conference on Microbiology, taking place in Belgrade, Serbia, 30 June - 2 July 2022. Meet peers who share your scientific interests and enjoy cutting-edge science, from new infectious pathogens to environmental microbiology.
Join us for this exciting event and take advantage of the low early-bird rates.
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EFB Events
EFB Spring Congress
Organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology
10 - 13 May 2022

From CO2 to Materials with the Power of Microbes
hosted by the EFB Spring Congress organised by the EFB Biobased Materials, Bioengineering & Bioprocessing, and Microbial Biotechnology Divisions
11 - 12 May 2022

Biotechnology for Resource Recovery
hosted by the EFB Spring Congress organised by the EFB Environmental Biotechnology Division
10 May 2022

Production of Biopharmaceuticals in Plants
hosted by the EFB Spring Congress organised by the EFB Plant, Agriculture & Food, and Biopharmaceutical & Medical Biotechnology Divisions
13 May 2022

The Plastic Bioeconomy
hosted by the EFB Spring Congress organised by Elsevier, and the European Federation of Biotechnology
10 May 2022

Biocatalysis for the biological transformation of polymer science
co-organised by the EFB Biocatalysis, and Biobased Materials Division
27 - 29 June 2022
Cologne - Germany

Green for Good VI: Global challenges
organised by the EFB Plant, Agriculture & Food Division, and the EFB Czech Republic RBO
12 - 15 September 2022
Olomouc - Czech Republic

6th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe
organised by the EFB Bioengineering and Bioprocessing, and Microbial Biotechnology Division
2 - 4 November 2022
Edinburgh - UK

8th Conference on Physiology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi

organised by the EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division
5 - 8 June 2023
Cork - Ireland

European Congress on Biotechnology
organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology
30 June - 3 July 2024
Maastricht - The Netherlands

EFB Member Events
McBain Medal 2021
organised by SCI
11 May 2022
London - UK

What’s new in immunotherapies 2022
organised by SCI
7 June 2022
London - UK

in collaboration with the Polish Academy of Sciences
20 - 22 June 2022
Kraków - Poland

The 13th AFOB Regional Symposium (ARS 2022)
organised by AFOB
25 - 27 June 2022
Kinmen - Taiwan

International Symposium on Biopolymers - ISBP2022
supported by the EFB Biobased Materials Division
13 - 16 September 2022
Sion − Switzerland

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