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Looking back at 2019

Our team and the EFB Executive Board would like to thank our Members and Partners for their valued support in 2019. We wish you a very joyful and restful Christmas and a good start to the new year.

Looking forward to 2020

EFB will be celebrating next year our biennial Congress ECB2020 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. We hope to celebrate it with you or see you at any of our other specialised meetings!

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More Invited Talks available for selection from submitted abstracts.

Abstracts can be submitted for either poster or oral presentation until the 6th April deadline. Submissions from IBS and AFOB colleagues outside Europe are especially welcome: India, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Pakistan, USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand.

Free registration available for groups that register and pay together.

Groups of 5 people who register together and pay together qualify for one free early career registration.

Registration is free for Group Leaders who register together and pay for 5 or more colleagues.

For group registrations, please contact Emily Appleton at [email protected].

Deadline for oral presentation submissions:
6th April 2020.

Deadline for early bird registration:
8th April 2020.

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Standardization of the preanalytical phase of DNA extraction from fixed tissue for next-generation sequencing analyses - New Biotechnology Banner

EFB Journal New Biotechnology

Advances in combined enzymatic extraction of ferulic acid from wheat bran

The chemically heterogeneous composition of wheat bran offers the potential to use it as a substrate in biorefinery processes. Possible valuable recovered compounds can be either building block chemicals to be used as precursors for higher-polymerized commodities or substances that are valuable per se but need to be separated and purified. One of the most exploitable compounds is ferulic acid (FA). This hydroxycinnamic acid is mainly (80–90 %) present in bound insoluble form, linked to cell wall polysaccharides or to lignin via ester and ether bonds. It has demonstrated beneficial health activities (such as antioxidant, anti-cancer, improved vascular function) exploitable in the food, health and cosmetic fields.
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SCI Event

6th SCI/RSC Symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets

Ion channels are important targets for therapeutic intervention due to their extensive roles in human physiology and the pathophysiology of disease.
This symposium will showcase the most recent advances to aid the design of new ion channel therapeutics and promote interaction between scientists with a shared interest in the field of ion channel drug discovery.
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The Royal Society of Biology has developed an Industry Skills Certificate. This new initiative is designed to support the employability of scientists in industry. With extensive research and input from our Employer Advisory Group (EAG), we have created a bespoke set of online and in-person training courses that are aimed to enhance the experience, skill set and knowledge of scientists. This certificate also supports competency development for our Registered Scientist (RSci) professional recognition award.

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Biochemical Society

Nominations for the 2021 Biochemical Society Awards have opened.

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EFB Events

European Congress on Biotechnology

organised by EFB
28 June - 1 July 2020
Maastricht - The Netherlands

Microbial Stress 2020
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
31 August - 2 September 2020
Rome - Italy

5th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe
co-organised by EFB Microbial Physiology & Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section
2 - 4 November 2020
Delft - Netherlands

Circular Bioeconomy Summit
organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Section in collaboration with Bioeconomy Task Group
Spring 2021

EFB Member Events

From Science to Shelf: Innovating through Formulation
organised by SCI
21 - 22 January 2020
London − UK

12th AFOB Regional Symposium (ARS 2020)
organised by AFOB
9 − 11 February 2020
Yogyakarta − Indonesia

3rd SCI-RSC Symposium on Transporters in Drug Discovery and Development
organised by SCI
21 - 22 April 2020
London − UK

BioTech 2020
co-organised by Czech Biotechnology Society
21 - 22 April 2020
London − UK

European Federation of Biotechnology
Parc Cientific Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac 4-8
08028 Barcelona, Spain