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Deadline for early bird registration: 30 April 2019

The scope of the meeting is to discuss different applications, ranging from the engineering of organisms, proteins, and the engineering of functionalized bio-based and bio-inspired materials. While the specific aspects and scientific questions in these fields are different, the larger umbrella of methods used in these fields is similar.


Functional and tuneable materials
Combatting infections
Novel drugs and delivery systems
Control of biological and biochemical processes
Fundamental information processing
Tools and approaches for molecular engineering
Molecular tool development
Secure and sustainable

Redesign and production of macromolecules in cell factories
Engineered biological devices for medical applications
Sense, respond, and biohybrid


The meeting will be held in the Green Flag accredited Newcastle University Campus in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Registration includes the 2.5 days of the conference, with materials, refreshments, lunches, welcome reception and conference dinner at BALTIC on Thursday 1st August. An optional tour of the Wylam Brewery is also available for Wednesday 31st July.

Onsite childcare will be available for dependent children of attendees between 0 - 12 years of age.

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Kate Adamala
Univ. of Minnesota, USA
Johan Elbaz
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Jan Johansson
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Geertje Van Keulen
Swansea University, UK
Mustafa Khammash
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Diethard Mattanovich
BOKU Vienna, Austria
Naomi Nakayama
Edinburgh University, UK
Akira Onoda
Osaka University, Japan
Nicola Patron
The Earlham Institute, UK
Anna Rising
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Luis Serrano
CRG Barcelona, Spain
Eriko Takano
University of Manchester, UK

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Organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology, and its sections Bioengineering and Bioprocessing  and Polymer Biotechnology