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Registration and abstract submission are now open for the Green Deal Biotechnology meeting on 6-8 November 2023. The scientific programme will include:
  • Antibiotics and micropollutants in the environment
  • Nanotechnology in environmental biotechnology
  • Bioelectrochemistry for energy and water recovery
  • Marine biotechnology
  • Recovery of resources, including rare resources and novel bio-based value chains
  • Healthy soil and food
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Carbon capture
Microbial Stress Meeting 2023
The Microbial Stress 2023 conference will be held in Vienna (Austria) from 19-21 September 2023. Topics which are covered include:
  • Molecular mechanisms of stress
  • Microbial stress in bioproduction systems
  • Challenges to microbial life in the natural environment: adaptation and evolution
  • Plant microbe interactions and soil microorganisms
  • Stresses associated with human-microbe interaction
The abstract deadline for oral and poster presentations is 30 May 2023. The meeting is generously supported by FEMS and meeting grants for Early Career Scientists (PhD, PostDoc) are available.

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Our RPP conferences on recombinant protein production are back again after four long years of interruption. These conferences are organised under auspices of the EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division.

They address topics that are instrumental in meeting many societal needs, especially the production of food, biopharmaceuticals and biobased chemicals. Since there is a continuous need for new production platforms that deliver higher quality protein products in more sustainable ‘greener’ ways, the RPP conferences address the challenges that need to be overcome.
They offer comprehensive overviews of innovative solutions in recombinant protein production across different cell factories, from microbes to higher eukaryotes.

We are happy to announce that the online registration is now open.
Register online before 15 July 2023 to receive the early bird registration rate.

Jan Maarten van Dijl and Pau Ferrer, Co-chairs

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The upcoming Conference on Physiology, genetics, evolution and biotechnology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi (PYFF8) taking place on 5-8 June 2023 in Cork (Ireland) has proved to be very popular with the community. We are pleased to report a large number of submitted contributions and an exciting and diverse programme with a strong line up of international speakers. This will be published on the website shortly. If you wish to attend, it is still possible to register and submit an abstract for poster presentation until 5 May 2023. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Ireland!

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Workshop: Soil Health - From Practical Issues to Indicators

The European Healthy Soils Conference is delighted to welcome the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU), to our workshop committee.

As part of the conference, FAO and BAFU will co-host a workshop on key indicators of soil health. The workshop will feature input talks to set the table, followed by an interactive discussion where participants can share challenges, insights and opportunities.

The workshop will address questions such as:
  • What are the requirements for chemical, physical and biologics parameters?
  • What methods, tools and indicators need to be developed?
  • How do we put indicators into practice?
Register by 31 May 2023 to benefit from the early-bird rate and participate in this exciting workshop!



Bioeconomy Journal

Christian Patermann and the bioeconomy: A testimony on his 80th anniversary.

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New Biotechnology

Deciphering integration loci of CHO manufacturing cell lines using long read nanopore sequencing.


The EFB Division on Biobased Materials has launched a consultation aimed at formulating some guidelines for the experimental protocols of scientific articles dealing with biobased materials and polymers.

This field of research is rapidly evolving and there is a lack of widely recognized standards, benchmarks and definitions. You can help fill these gaps by highlighting unclear issues still present in the scientific literature and proposing solutions.

Please complete this FORM by 28 May 2023. The resulting document will be shared with all contributors and its dissemination will be discussed during an event scheduled for next fall.
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The Universities of Murcia (UMU), Jaume I (UJI) and Polytechnical University of Cartagena (UPCT) will organise the International Workshop on Sustainable Chemistry, to be held on 8-11 May 2023 in the Polytechnical University of Cartagena-UPCT (Murcia), as an interdisciplinary platform that offers a privileged environment to exchange on the latest scientific advances in the field of sustainable, green and circular chemistry, to show your recent innovations, to share on tomorrow’s scientific and technological hurdles, and to facilitate public-private and private-private partnerships.

The goal of the workshop is to disseminate novel concepts and latest trends in Sustainable Chemistry to enable a sustainable present and future by providing a comprehensive training for young scientists.

This event has the support of the Spanish Society of Biotechnology (SEBiot), the Spanish Regional Branch Office of EFB, among other entities.

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Kinase 2023: 10th SCI/RSC Symposium on Kinase Inhibitor Design

The 10th SCI/RSC symposium on kinases will encompass plenary lectures on emergent topics and case studies of ongoing programmes as well as successful past programmes.

A range of topics will be covered, including new screening approaches, brain penetrant kinase inhibitors, induced protein degradation, allosteric inhibitors and kinase inhibition for immuno-oncology, along with views and perspectives on the future of kinase inhibitor research.

Join us at SCI in London, 9-10 May 2023.

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We are happy to announce that on 9-11 June 2023, we will celebrate the XIII Congress of the European Foundation for Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine (FEMTCI) in Palacio de Congresos in Peñíscola, Spain.

The Congress will focus on the Efficacy, Quality, Acceptance and Regulation of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines (TCIM). The objective is to highlight the effectiveness and quality of the disciplines, their characteristics and their reality and to give visibility to the need for their regulation.

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On 27-28 June 2023 the German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB) is hosting its 4th annual SynBio World Cafe to bridge the gap between research and industry in Synthetic Biology.
This collaborative event unites thought leaders, including entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, journalists, and policymakers, to discuss crucial topics like financing, entrepreneurship, AI, patents, laws, and sustainability, and more. With expert-led, topic-focused debates, the SynBio World Cafe aims to foster innovation and growth in the German SynBio industry.
Partners include the Centre for Synthetic Biology (TU Darmstadt) and SPRIND, the German Federal Agency for Leap Innovations
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The 28th Young Asian Biological Engineers’ Community (YABEC) will be held at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan City, Taiwan from 12-14 July 2023. With an increasing demand for innovative groundbreaking work after COVID-19 and dedication to create a better world, the theme of YABEC 2023 is “Innovation of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology Toward Zero-Carbon Era”.

There are 2 plenaries, 4 keynotes, 4 biofuns and 14 invited talks from international academics and young scientists in this year. We welcome all the energetic young scientists and friends to join in YABEC 2023 and visit the beautiful campus of NCKU.

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The XVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Biotechnology, BIOTEC 2023 will be held in Madrid, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Complutense University of Madrid, from 17-20 July 2023.

SEBiot has organized National Biotechnology Congresses (BIOTEC) since 1986. These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for professionals of biotechnology to establish contacts and collaborations with colleagues and other agents in this field. The scientific program of the congress allows specialists to provide updates on a broad spectrum of topics and makes it possible for young researchers to present their work to the scientific community.

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The 16th Asian Congress on Biotechnology will be held in the Biotechnology Centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 15-19 October 2023.
Even although there has been some disturbance due to the Covid pandemic situation, ECB and ACB will be held in alternate years.
EFB Events
Microbial Stress
co-organised by EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division
19 - 21 September 2023
Vienna - Austria

co-organised by EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division
17 - 19 October 2023
Girona - Spain

Green Deal Biotechnology
co-organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Division
6 - 8 November 2023
Poznań - Poland

European Congress on Biotechnology
organised by EFB
30 June - 3 July 2024
Maastricht - The Netherlands

EFB Division Events
PYFF8: Physiology of yeast & Filamentous Fungi
organised by EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division
5 - 8 June 2023
Cork - Ireland

European Healthy Soils
co-organized by the FHNW, Agroscope, EFB Plant, Agriculture & Food Division, EFB Environmental Biotechnology Division
13 - 15 September 2023
Muttenz - Switzerland

EFB Member Events
International Workshop on Sustainable Chemistry
organised by UMU, UJI, UPCT & CRNQ
8 -11 May 2023
Cartagena - Spain

Kinase 2023
organised by SCI
9 -10 May 2023
London - UK

Start-up Sustainably
organised by SCI
24 May 2023
London - UK

Life Cycle Assessment: sustainability goals beyond factory gates
organised by SCI
31 May 2023
Online Webinar

Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine
organised by FEMTCI
9 - 11 June 2023
Peñíscola - Spain

11th iBC
organised by MDKK
14 – 15 June 2023
Leuna - Germany

SynBio World Cafe
organised by GASB
27 – 28 June 2023
Darmstadt - Germany

10th Congress of European Microbiologists
organised by FEMS
9 – 13 July 2023
Hamburg - Germany

YABEC 2023
organised by AFOB
12 – 14 July 2023
Tainan City - Taiwan

Catalysis for a Sustainable Future
organised by SCI
14 July 2023
Lonodn - UK

organised by SEBiot
17 – 20 July 2023
Madrid - Spain

GASB 7 Conference x Designer Biology
organised by GASB
18 - 20 September 2023
Freiburg - Germany

16th Asian Congress on Biotechnology
organised by AFOB
15 - 19 October 2023
Ho Chi Minh City- Vietnam

EFIB Forum 2023
organised by EuropaBio
24 - 25 October 2023
Rotterdam- The Netherlands
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