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Launch of the Scientific Programme for ECB2016

The scientific programme for ECB 2016 in Krakow will focus on major areas of biotechnology including environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, plant biotechnology, medical biotechnology, microbial physiology, and systems and synthetic biology. To view the current programme, please click below.

Scientific Programme

ECB2016 will open on Sunday 3 July 2016 with plenary lectures by leading plant biotechnologist Bob Goldberg and the award-winning geneticist Emmanuelle Charpentier, followed later in the week by a plenary lecture by Tai Hyun Park. The congress will close with the Novozymes lecture by the synthetic and systems biotechnologist, Jens Nielsen. For a video profile of Emmanuel Charpentier, please click below.

The Welcome Reception, dedicated Poster Presentation sessions and the Congress Networking Evening will give attendees with the opportunity to meet and socialise with peers across the entire spectrum of biotechnology.

Deadline for abstracts to be considered for oral presentation − Monday 29 February 2016 Poster abstract submission deadline − Saturday 30 April 2016. Save up to €100 by registering before the early bird deadline of Thursday 3 March 2016.

Register now and submit your abstract.

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3rd Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

Registration and poster abstract submission are still open.

Register Now

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EFB Recommendation to the European Commission on the GMO legal interpretations.

The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) is concerned to point out the consequences of a legal interpretation of the legislation of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
The developments of new technologies in biological sciences requires authorities to reinterpret the GMO definition since these techniques are essential in research and industrial life science spanning agri-food, industrial and medical sectors.
The Executive Board authorised the issue of a letter to the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission recommending them not to subjecting the products developed by these new techniques to the stringent GMO legislation. To see the full text of the letter please click here: (link)

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6th Conference on Yeast and Filamentous Fungi Physiology and Biotechnology

Abstract submission is now open for PYFF6, the 6th Conference on Yeast and Filamentous Fungi Physiology and Biotechnology, taking place from 11 to 14 July 2016 in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2016.

Join your peers from around the world presenting the latest developments across all streams of Fungal Physiology and Biotechnology.

For more information please click here.

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Events organised by our EFB Institutional Members

Portland Press Publishing's New Manuscript Submission and Peer−Review System
Organised by Biochemical Society.

Portland Press Publishing are very pleased to announce that all five of their journals will transition to a new and improved manuscript submission and peer-review system from Monday 25th January 2016. From this date, all new journal submissions will go through eJournal Press, a user−friendly and extensively utilized platform in the publishing industry.

Find out more about the advantages of the new system here or to submit a paper click here.

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Are you a talented science communicator?
Organised by Biochemical Society.

If so, then enter our 2016 Science Communication Competition. We are looking for original pieces of writing or videos on a topic of relevance to molecular bioscience. Winners receive a cash prize and professional mentoring session. Mentors include Dr Kat Arney, Dr Steve Cross and the Science Media Centre.

Find out more and enter. Deadline 8 April 2016.


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2017 Biochemical Society Awards
Organised by Biochemical Society.

In 2017 the Biochemical Society will recognize established researchers and scientists in the early stages of their career. The Society would like to encourage nominations that reflect the diversity of the bioscience community. The deadline for online nominations is 31 January 2016.
Find out more and nominate at www.biochemistry.org/Awards/Nominations

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Call for Papers 2016
Organised by Biochemical Society.

The Biochemical Journal Editorial Board is pleased to invite the submission of research papers on the following topics:
1. Microbiota in biochemistry and genomics
2. Therapeutic Targets in Cancer
3. Glycobiology
4. Protein ubiquitination in disease pathogenesis
Submissions should be made via the journal's online submission site by 30th NOVEMBER 2016.

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Mr Guy Smith - Are Farmers 'Bee Aware'?
organised by SCI.

The pollination activity of bees is worth £510million to UK agriculture and horticulture sector.
There are many, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, that consider the use of neonicotinoids as a key factor in the decline of bee and other pollinating insects Evidence also shows that more than 90 per cent of honey bee colonies survived from October 2013-March 2014, a time when bees were still exposed to crops treated with neonicotinoid insecticides

For more information, please click here.

Other SCI Events:

Life on the Edge: The New Science of Quantum Biology
2 February 2016. London − UK

Bat−ty About IFITMs: Restriction of Zoonotic Viruses by Bat IFITM Proteins
12 February 2016. London − UK

5th SCI/RSC Symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets
14 − 15 March 2016. Cambridge − UK

Sir Paul Nurse − The Francis Crick Insititute
30 March 2016. London − UK

33rd SCI Process Development Symposium
6 − 4 April 2016. Cambridge − UK

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EFB Events  

3rd meeting on Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
22 − 24 February 2016
Costa da Caparica, Lisbon − Portugal


11th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation - ProtStab2016
organised by EFB Section on Applied Biocatalysis ESAB
9 − 11 May 2016
Istanbul − Turkey


European Congress on Biotechnology - ECB2016
organised by European Federation of Biotechnology
3 − 6 July 2016
Krakow − Poland


PYFF6 - 6th Conference on Physiology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
11 − 14 July 2016
Lisbon − Portugal


9th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
7 − 9 September 2016
Osaka − Japan

EFB Institutional Member’s Events

BMP Signalling in Cancer
Organised by Biochemical Society
15 − 17 March 2016
Cambridge − UK


Quantitative Proteomics and Data Analysis − Training Day
Organised by Biochemical Society
4 − 5 April 2016
Chester − UK


79th Harden Conference: Oxygen Evolution and Reduction − Common Principles
Organised by Biochemical Society
16 − 20 April 2016
Innsbruck − Austria


Cilia, Cytoskeleton and Cancer
Organised by Biochemical Society
25 − 26 April 2016
Edinburgh − UK


Kinase 2016: Next Generation Inhibitors
organised by SCI
16 − 17 May 2016
Cambridge − UK


Lister Memorial Lecture 2016: AMR - The Global Problem
organised by SCI
8 June 2016
Edinburgh − UK


6th SCI/RSC Symposium on GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry
organised by SCI
13 − 15 June 2016
London − UK


European Cytoskeletal Forum - Cell Adhesion and Migration
Organised by Biochemical Society
20 − 23 June 2016
Cambridge − UK


IEX 2016 Training Courses
organised by SCI
4 − 5 July 2016
Cambridge − UK


IEX 2016
organised by SCI
6 − 8 July 2016
Cambridge − UK


41st FEBS Congress
organised by FEBS
3 − 8 September 2016
Ephesus/Kusadasi − UK


Plugging the Antibiotics Gap: A Medicinal Chemist's Perspective
organised by SCI
16 November 2016
Manchester − UK


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