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Final abstract submission deadline

The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentation has been extended to:
30 April 2018
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The opening plenary lecture for the Geneva Congress will be given by Kurt Wüthrich.
In 2002 Professor Wüthrich was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for developing and applying Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy to determine the structures and dynamics of biological macromolecules and their complexes in solution and with atomic resolution (

For more information about our Scientific Programme, please click below:
Scientific programme

Take advantage of our reduced rates by registering before the Early Bird Registration deadline:

7 May 2018
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Thank you to our new sponsors for their support:
Bronze partner Exhibitor
Would you like to support ECB2018? contact Ashley Webb [email protected]
Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe
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DASbox® Mini Bioreactor System: most compact system for early stage processes

In fermentation, redox potential is an important physiochemical factor that measures the tendency of the culture medium to acquire electrons.

In our newest application note, C. beijerinckii was cultivated under anaerobic conditions by using the BioFlo 120 bioprocess control station. The redox potential was kept close to -500 mV by adding sodium sulfide. As a result, the bacterial growth and butanol production drastically increased compared to a process without redox potential control.
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Microbiology Society events deadline

Microbiology Society

Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Summer Conference University of Birmingham, UK
14 - 15 June 2018

Set in a reassuring, peer-led environment, this event offers a great introductory experience to scientific conferences. If you are a first year PhD, undergraduate, master’s student or a PhD or postdoctoral researcher, this is the perfect opportunity for you to pick up essential skills to develop your career.
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Focused Meetings

21 Jun - 22 Jun - Dublin, Ireland
27 Jun - 29 Jun - Leicester, UK
02 Jul - Guildford, UK
03 Sep - 04 Sep - Oxford, UK
10 Sep - 14 Sep - Belfast, UK
01 Oct - 02 Oct - Cork, Ireland


The Microbiology Society announces its call for papers on cross-disciplinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for its pop-up journal X-AMR. This is a unique platform for all researchers from microbiologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, social scientists, policymakers, physicists, chemists to engineers to ensure that AMR research across disciplines gets the visibility and impact that it deserves.
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Royal Society of Biology

Outreach and Engagement Awards 2018

Are you a bioscience researcher involved in science communication? If you work in any sector of UK biosciences, apply for the Royal Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Awards 2018 and win up to £1500. Submit your applications by 29th June.
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3D Printing in Biomedical Sciences

SCI Event

3D Printing in Biomedical Sciences

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Biochemical Society

Portland Press journals' latest

EFB New Biotechnology Journal

EU ambition to build the world’s leading bioeconomy —Uncertain times demand innovative and sustainable solutions

Bioeconomy offers great opportunities to realising a competitive, circular and sustainable economy with a sound industrial base that is less dependent on fossil carbon.
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EFB Events

12th International Conference on Protein Stabilization (ProtStab)
co-organised by EFB Applied Biocatalysis Section
16 - 18 May 2018
Vilnius - Lithuania

European Congress on Biotechnology − ECB2018
organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology
1 − 4 July 2018
Geneva − Switzerland

Novel Enzymes 2018
co-organised by EFB Applied Biocatalysis Section
9 - 12 October 2018
Darmstadt - Germany

Applied Synthetic Biology Meeting
co-organised by EFB Microbial Physiology & Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section
24 − 26 October 2018
Toulouse − France

EFB Member Events

Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE − Casting Light on a Greener Future
organised by SCI
25 April 2018
London − UK

R for Biochemists 101
organised by Biochemical Society
14 May 2018

Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces
organised by Microbiology Society
21 − 22 June 2018
Dublin − Ireland

British Yeast Group: Embracing Variation
organised by Microbiology Society
27 − 29 June 2018
Leicester − UK

Emerging zoonoses and AMR: a global threat
organised by Microbiology Society
2 July 2018
Guildford − UK

Experimental techniques for studying proteins and lipids in biological membranes
organised by Biochemical Society
31 July − 1 August 2018
Birmingham − UK

Structure and mechanisms of membrane proteins, organised by Biochemical Society
organised by Biochemical Society
2 − 3 August 2018
Kent − UK

European Federation of Biotechnology
Parc Cientific Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac 4-8
08028 Barcelona, Spain