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efb spring congress
The EFB Spring Congress will include on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of May a 2-day on-line symposium entitled
From CO2 to Materials with the Power of Microbes.
This will be preceded on Tuesday 10th May by a one-day symposium on
Biotechnology for Resource Recovery.
The Congress will end on Friday 13th May with a workshop on
Production of Biopharmaceuticals in Plants.
On Tuesday 10th May, there will be a lunch-time workshop sponsored by the EFB Bioeconomy Journal entitled
The Plastic Bioeconomy.
Low registration fees will provide access to all four events.
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Early Career Scientists: present your work to an international audience.
Abstract submission
From CO2 to materials with the power of microbes

Biotechnology for resource recovery

Microbial plant based biopharmaceuticals event

Bioeconomy event

Biocatalysis for the Biological Transformation of Polymer Science, 27-29 June 2022

An event organised by the EFB Biocatalysis Division covering the following topics:

Directed evolution methods
Biofunctionalization of polymers
Biocatalysis in a circular economy of polymers
Building blocks from renewable resources to biobased polymers
Computational understanding of polymer – enzyme interactions
Glycopolymers: Enzymatic synthesis, depolymerisation and application
Discovery and design microbes and enzymes for polymer synthesis and depolymerisation

Deadline to submit your abstract:
1 May 2022
Abstract submission
Bioinformatics based discovery of new keratinases in protease family M36
Bioinformatics based discovery of new keratinases in protease family M36
by Jingwen Qiu, Kristian Barrett, Casper Wilkens, Anne S. Meyer
In the present study, new keratinolytic enzymes were identified in protease family M36 using the bioinformatics tool Conserved Unique Peptide Patterns (CUPP). The results validate the applicability of CUPP for function-based discovery of non-characterized keratinases and present new robust keratinases for potential use in keratin upgrading.

Read the article
Call for papers: Special Issue on Biocatalysis Key to a Circular Bioeconomy of the EFB Bioeconomy Journal
International Symposium on Biopolymers
The 18th edition of the International Symposium on Biopolymers 2022 is scheduled for September 13-16 and will be held in presence mode in the oldest city of Switzerland, Sion, and organized by University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and the University of Stuttgart.

The ISBP2022 will bring together international experts from the scientific and industrial fields with a focus on (bio)polymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, pullulan, cyanophycin, polylactic acid (PLA), polyisoprenes (rubbers), but is also open for bio-based polymers like PEF and will include inorganic biopolymers such as polyphosphate (polyP).

Registration and abstract submission are open!
Register now
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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FEMS - Conference on Microbiology 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.
Register today
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
The Technical Skills Certificate - Royal Society of Biology
The Technical Skills Certificate is the latest initiative by the Royal Society of Biology, which follows on from the successful launch of the Industry Skills Certificate in 2019. This certificate is designed to support the career development of technical staff working in higher education, industry or in a private laboratory
Do not miss our upcoming meetings.
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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

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

co-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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