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ACES Meeting , 1-3 September 2021

Meet our plenary speakers

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Scientists are invited to register and to submit abstracts for oral, flash poster presentations in the main programme, and poster presentation in the virtual poster gallery.
Deadline to submit your abstract: 9th July
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EFB Bioeconomy Journal - A bioeconomy for the next decade - Banner
Following more than 15 years of bioeconomy, this article by Christian Patermann and Alfredo Aguilar that was published in our new journal EFB Bioeconomy Journal outlines some of the challenges that bioeconomies will be confronted with in the next decade.
This analysis does not intend either to be exhaustive, or to establish priorities among the challenges pointed out here. Rather, it aims to be food for thought, raise awareness and stimulate critical discussions among the different bioeconomy stakeholders. The authors aim to trigger further discussions that would influence the course of the bioeconomy in the coming decade with the aim to maximize its impact.
Read the article
EFB Journal  - Development of anti-human IgM nanobodies as universal reagents for general immunodiagnostics

Recently accepted paper for the EFB Journal, New Biotechnology

Nanobodies are the smallest antibody fragments which bind to antigens with high affinity and specificity. Due to their outstanding physicochemical stability, simplicity and cost-effective production, nanobodies have become powerful agents in therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
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We are pleased to announce that Maria Barbosa, Professor in Microalgal Biotechnology and director of AlgaePARC at Wageningen University, will deliver a plenary lecture at ECB-IBS Congress 2022
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Microbiology Society - Microbiology Society’s Unlocking Potential fund
This 2.5 day EUROBIOTECH 2021 meeting will include plenary sessions and parallel symposia with a strong emphasis on medical biotechnology.

Key topics:

Basic and translational research in stem cell biology,
including a SPECIAL EVENT entitled
“Stem cells: hopes and hypes”,
with the lectures of the professionals: researchers and bioethicists,
and with the possibility of discussion with the public.

Other highlights will include:
sessions on gene therapy;
drug discovery;
modern tools used for genetic engineering, especially gene editing;
new methods of disease modelling and drug research;
and the search for vaccines against the coronavirus.

More information here
Microbiology Society - Microbiology Society’s Unlocking Potential fund
Everyone faces a career challenge at some stage – even knowing which career step to take next can be difficult. For that reason, the Microbiology Society has launched its first fundraising initiative for members who may require support to help them reach their full career potential.
The Unlocking Potential fundraising appeal will generate funds to underwrite a new grant, known as the Unlocking Potential Grant. It will make funds available to early and mid-career members who may require an extra level of support.
Whatever form it takes, our grants will be tailored to the grant recipient and unique to their needs.

Find out more about the Unlocking Potential Fund
What's new in immunotherapies 2021
The RSB is running its Apprentice of the Year award for the 2nd consecutive year.
The Award has been set up to celebrate and recognise apprentices contributions to their teams and the wider bioscience community.
The award also forms part of the RSB's wider work supporting technical staff and their contribution, through our support of the Technician Commitment and Technician Action Plan.
The award is open to all apprentices in the U.K. currently working within the bioscience sector. Applications from apprentices who completed their apprenticeship <1 year ago at the point of applying will be accepted.
Individuals can enter the award by downloading the appropriate application form for their apprenticeship level, and submitting by 12pm, on the 16th July 2021.
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EFB Events
AcES 2021
organised by EFB Biocatalysis Division
1 - 3 September 2021

Designer Biology 2021
co-organised by the Bioengineering & Bioprocessing Division and the Biobased Materials Division
8 - 10 September 2021

European Congress on Biotechnology

co-organised by EFB
22 - 25 May 2022
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Enbioeconomy 22
Environmental biotechnology for a green economy

organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Division
spring 2022
Gdynia - Poland

EFB Member Events
New approaches in medicinal chemistry 2021
organised by SCI
28 - 29 June 2021

11th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management

co-organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Division
8 -10 September 2021
Hybrid Format

What medicinal chemists need to know about biology II
organised by SCI
27 - 28 September 2021

co-organised by the Polish Academy of Science
8 - 10 November 2021
Kraków - Poland

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