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EFB action following the EU decision for the regulation of gene editing

Gene editing has revolutionised our ability to modify genomes for the benefit of health, agriculture and the bioeconomy. Whole genome sequencing ensures that any changes introduced by gene editing are 100% accurate. Contrary to scientific advice, the European Union recently decided that gene editing will be regulated like all other, less reliable genetic manipulation. The EFB greatly regrets that the EU has failed to base such a far-reaching decision on sound scientific advice.

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Last chance to register

Deadline 24th September 2018

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Registration is now open

Deadline for Abstract submission & Early Bird Registration:

7th February 2019

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New EFB Plant Biotechnology Section

Survey Result

The European Federation of Biotechnology would like to thank all of the members who participated in the survey for the New Plant Biotechnology survey.

The pie chart summarise the answer of participants to the queries: "I am particularly interested in plant synthetic biology"; "I would like to help with the organization of EFB activities in these areas".

Plant Biotechnology Survey

If you were not able to participate in a earlier survey and you would like to express your interest in the Plant Biotechnology section, please click on the button below.

New Board Members

EFB Newly Elected Board Members

EFB would like to welcome and congratulate Maria José Hernáiz, Carsten Hjort, and Karl Rix; who were recently elected to the Executive Board at the meeting of the General Assembly held in Geneva

Current Executive Board members
Two meetings are currently being planned
Updates coming soon!
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Alfredo Aguilar and colleagues in the book presentation

2020 Biochemical Society Awards

Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Biochemical Society Awards – these prestigious awards that recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career.
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Bioscience Careers Day - Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Bioscience Careers Day

The event will showcase the breadth of careers available within the bioscience sector and offer valuable networking opportunities. The 10:30-16:30 day will include talks from experts in the field, mock interviews, speed networking and an exhibition for organisations and institutions to meet with the students.

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Focused Meeting 2018

Microbiomes Underpinning Agriculture

This meeting will provide opportunities towards managing agricultural systems in a manner that harnesses the natural power of microbes to provide solutions to global challenges of food security, resource limitation and climate change. It will take place in Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork Ireland.

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SCI Event

Urban water fingerprinting to inform the state of the environment and public health

"A new approach in public health epidemiology utilising urban water fingerprinting with hyphenated mass spectrometry techniques has been recently pioneered to provide near real-time measurements of public health".

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EFB Events

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

EFIB 2018
co-organised by EFB RBO Biocitech
24 − 26 October 2018
Toulouse − France

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

RPP10: a comparative view on host physiology
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
24 - 27 April 2019
Crete - Greece

Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good V
organised by EFB Czech Republic RBO
10 − 13 June 2019
Olomuc - Czech Republic

PYFF7: physiology of yeast & filamentous fungi
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
24 - 27 June 2019
Milan - Italy

EFB Member Events

International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances
Supported by EFB Environmental Biotechnology section
6 − 9 November 2018
Basel − Switzerland

Synthetic Biology UK 2018
organised by Biochemical Society
19 − 20 November 2018
Bristol − UK

Precision medicine: the challenge for biotechnology
organised by SCI
2 − 3 April 2019
Cambridge − UK

Annual Conference 2019
organised by Microbiology Society
8 − 11 April 2019
Belfast − UK

14th Asian Congress on Biotechnology − ACB
co-organised by AFOB
1 − 4 July 2019
Krakow − Poland

7th EUROBIOTECH Congress
co-organised by Polish Academy of Sciences
23 − 25 September 2019
Krakow − Poland
European Federation of Biotechnology
Parc Cientific Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac 4-8
08028 Barcelona, Spain