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    Meetings are organized at 2 to 4 year intervals around a series of focused themes that include:

    • Recombinant protein production
    • Analysis of microbial physiology at the single cell level
    • Microbial response to environmental stress
    • Bacterial electron transfer processes and their genetic regulation
    • The physiology of yeast and filamentous fungi
    • Synthetic Biology

    Upcoming Events

    Minutes of the section meeting at Geneva
    July 2, 2018
    Switzerland

    Minutes of the section meeting at Dubrovnik
    April 24, 2017
    Croatia

    Minutes of the section meeting at Krakow
    July 5, 2016
    Poland

    If you are interested on the previous section board minutes, please click here



    Section Board

    The Section Board is keen to welcome new members. It especially seeks to recruit younger scientists ready to make their debut on the international stage; or individuals who are keen to organise an activity such as a workshop or specialist symposium, or to contribute to the EFB European Congresses of Biotechnology. The current membership, and their responsibilities, are listed below. The Section Chairman (e-mail [email protected]) would be pleased to hear from others who are keen to become involved in helping with the organisation of Section activities.



      Jeff Cole

    Jeff Cole

    Chairman
    Vice President of the EFB

      Diethard Mattanovich

    Diethard Mattanovich

    Vice Chairman
    Vice President of the EFB
    Symposia organizer:
    Recombinant protein production
    Analysis of microbial physiology at the single cell level



      Michael Sauer

    Michael Sauer

    Secretary
    Symposium co-organiser:
    Microbial stress meeting
    Recombinant protein production

      Pau Ferrer

    Pau Ferrer

    Treasurer
    Symposium organiser:
    Recombinant protein production



      Paola Alves

    Paola Alves

    Recombinant protein production meeting advisor

      Paola Branduardi

    Paola Branduardi

    Symposium organiser:
    Microbial stress meeting
    Physiology of yeasts and filamentous fungi



      Daniela De Biase

    Daniela De Biase

    Symposium organiser:
    Microbial stress meeting

      Jean-Marie Francois

    Jean-Marie Francois

    Symposium organiser:
    Physiology of yeasts and filamentous fungi



      Christine Lang

    Christine Lang

    Symposium organiser:
    Recombinant protein production

      Gen Larsson

    Gen Larsson

    Symposium organiser:
    Physiology of yeasts and filamentous fungi



      Peter Lund

    Peter Lund

    Symposium organiser:
    Microbial stress meeting

      John Morrissey

    John Morrissey

    Symposium organiser:
    Microbial stress meeting



      Susann Mueller

    Susann Mueller

    Symposium organiser:
    Analysis of microbial physiology at the single cell level

      Peter Neubauer

    Peter Neubauer

    Symposium organiser:
    Recombinant protein production



      Jens Nielsen

    Jens Nielsen

    Symposium organiser:
    Analysis of microbial physiology at the single cell level

      Conor O'Byrne

    Conor O’Byrne

    Symposium organiser:
    Microbial stress meeting



      Ursula Rinas

    Ursula Rinas

    Sponsorship Manager
    Recombinant protein production meeting advisor

      Markku Saloheimo

    Markku Saloheimo

    Symposium organiser:
    Physiology of yeasts and filamentous fungi





    The EFB Section on Microbial Physiology was founded on 17 August 1997, during an EFB General Assembly.

    Activities

    One of the main activities of the Microbial Physiology Section is the organization of high-level scientific symposia. Major features of these activities are:

    Symposia are interdisciplinary, bringing together molecular microbiologists, geneticists, environmental and industrial biotechnologists and chemical engineers.

    Symposia are truly international, typically attended by participants from across the world.

    All sectors are represented: industry, academia, research institutes and government agencies.

    Aims

    The Microbial Physiology Section of the European Federation of Biotechnology is committed to the promotion and dissemination of results of fundamental research of the highest quality, and to its application to the benefits of biotechnology in Europe. The interests of our colleagues span from fundamental genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, immunology, pathogenesis, cell, molecular and structural biology to their applications in medical, environmental, pharmaceutical, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and engineering.

    The section is committed to being an open organisation that recognises no boundaries.

    The section actively encourages the creation of new collaborations between European Universities, Research Institutes and Industry, between different disciplines represented within the EFB, between the EFB and the European Commission, and will maintain close links with other Federations such as the Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

    How these aims are achieved?

    The Section will continue to organise highly focused symposia on specialist topics at the frontiers of recent developments. Many of these activities will be part of a series of related meetings organised at appropriate intervals so that future developments can be reviewed. Residential meetings lasting two or more days have proved an effective way to complete such in-depth reviews. Where appropriate, selected contributions to these symposia will be disseminated more widely, for example, in international, edited publications.

    The Section will also support other major activities organised by the EFB, such as the biennial European Congresses of Biotechnology, and symposia organised by other Sections within the Federation.

    What is Microbial Physiology?

    Microbial Physiology is concerned with structure-function relationships of microorganisms, with particular emphasis on how microbes respond in response to changes in their environment.



    Events

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    RPP10

    24 - 27 April 2019
    Crete - Greece

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    PYFF7

    24 - 27 June 2019
    Milan - Italy

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    Membership

    How to become involved in the section – ideas for future activities?

    We are always looking for colleagues who are willing to help us build an even stronger Section – and to be our successors! We especially welcome offers of help from colleagues who would like to propose a topic for and help organize a scientific meeting.  Please contact both the Secretary and the Chairman, if you are interested in joining us.

    Information will be supplied on request by:



    Contact Us

    How to become involved in the section – ideas for future activities?

    The Section Secretariat is always looking for colleagues who are willing to help us build an even stronger Section – and to be our successors! We especially welcome offers of help from anyone will financial acumen to act as Section Treasurer or members of the finance sub-committee; or colleagues who would like to propose and organise a section meeting according to the criteria set out above. Please contact the Secretary AND the Chairman, if you are interested in joining us.

    Information will be supplied on request by:



    24 - 27 April 2019
    Crete, Greece

     



    24 - 27 June 2019
    Milan , Italy

     



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