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Meet our plenary and keynote speakers

The congress will feature five pleanary lectures. World leaders in their respective fields will present the keynote lectures for each of the symposia.

Plenary and keynote speakers

Meet our speakers
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Trade, exhibition & sponsorship

An excellent platform for industry and academia to meet. Reach out to leading European biotechnologists through many opportunities available, including:

Showcasing your products/services at the trade exhibition, sponsorship of the congress or individual symposia, taking part in discussions and networking plus more.

To discuss further, contact Punita Halladey:

+44 7934 046 172

[email protected]

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Register and submit your abstract now!

You can now submit your abstract not only for the ECB2020/IBS2020 6 Streams, but also for,
    AFOB/EFB nanobiotechnology highlight event
    Choose topic: “Nanobiotechnology” upon submission

    ACIB symposium
    Choose topic: “Industrial biotechnology; biochemical engineering” upon submission

    EuropaBio/EFB highlight event
    Choose topic: “General biotechnology” upon submission

    AFOB/EFB satellite meeting on biocatalysis
    Choose topic: “Biocatalysis and recombinant protein production” upon submission

    AFOB/EFB satellite meeting on bioeconomy
    Choose topic: “Circular bioeconomy” upon submission.

Deadline for Congress abstract submission:
6 April 2020
Abstract submission


Microbial Stress Congress 2020
This meeting is a “must attend” event in the field. It is aimed at covering both fundamental and applied aspects related to microbial responses to stress, from molecular to population and system level.

The Scientific Programme enjoys a panel of outstanding speakers and is designed to offer plenty of opportunities not only to established scientists to speak, but also to Early Career Investigators to present their work orally and as posters and to widen their scientific network.

Registration is open
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ASBE V will explore the wealth of applied Synthetic Biology research, covering several bioproducts and application areas by discussing different biological systems——from bacteria through yeast to mammalian cells.

Save the dates and share your research with the global SynBio community!

Early bird registration opening soon.
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Diverse human VH antibody fragments with bio-therapeutic properties from the Crescendo Mouse

The Crescendo Mouse produces human VH fragments, or Humabody® VH, with excellent bio-therapeutic potential, as exemplified here by the generation of antagonistic Humabody® VH specific for human IL17A and IL17RA.
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EFB Polymer Biotechnology Section Event


The purpose of the meeting is to stimulate scientific research on the discovery and mode of action of oxidoreductases and their industrial applications. Initially specifically devoted to research activities on laccases and peroxidases, this series of conferences is now open to contributions related to the whole class of oxidoreductases.
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SciVario® twin – One for All

Scientists need a bioprocess control system that evolves together with their laboratory. With the first bioprocess controller that comes with VisioNize®-onboard and modular hardware features, Eppendorf offers an innovative, intuitive, and intelligent twin-system, ready to bring the digital age to bioprocess laboratories. The SciVario® twin bioprocess controller was launched successfully in February. At launch it supports glass and single-use bioreactors in a range of 0.7 – 3.8 L and can run microbial as well as cell culture applications. With future updates, provided for free by Eppendorf, the SciVario twin will be able to control up to 50 L vessels without the need of any hardware modifications.
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2020 Advanced Courses

As one of the largest scientific organizations in the European community, and with the general aim of advancement of research and education for the public benefit in the sciences of biochemistry, molecular biology and related disciplines, FEBS funds a range of scientific and educational events on advanced topics in these areas. FEBS funding of courses is focused on promotion of molecular life sciences in Europe and enhancing collaboration between different regions.
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Sir Gregory Winter –The antibody revolution, its origin, propagation and impact on the pharmaceutical industry

In recent years the application of genetic engineering technologies and/or laboratory-based evolution have led to the development of antibodies as a new class of pharmaceutical drugs.
Sir Winter will discuss the way in which this technology originated and was propagated, the impact of start-up companies and licensing strategies on the development of this market and on pharmaceutical companies, and the potential for further improvements.
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Prizes include a VIP safari tour, guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, London Symphony Orchestra concert tickets, behind the scenes viewing of the ITV news, a hands-on beekeeping course …and many more! Be in with the chance of winning whilst supporting the biosciences community: enter online at by 25th February 2020.

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EFB Events

European Congress on Biotechnology

organised by EFB
28 June - 1 July 2020
Maastricht - The Netherlands

Microbial Stress 2020
organised by EFB Microbial Physiology Section
31 August - 2 September 2020
Rome - Italy

5th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe
co-organised by EFB Microbial Physiology & Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section
2 - 4 November 2020
Delft - Netherlands

Circular Bioeconomy Summit
organised by EFB Environmental Biotechnology Section in collaboration with Bioeconomy Task Group
Spring 2021

EFB Member Events

3rd SCI-RSC Symposium on Transporters in Drug Discovery and Development
organised by SCI
21 − 22 April 2020
London − UK

Eficacia, seguridad y calidad de las Terapias Naturales
organised by MTC
29 May 2020
Peñíscola − Spain

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