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The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) and the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) would like to invite you to participate in an online conference: Plastics: challenges and biotechnological solutions
The event will be held on 20 March 2024 and will explore the range of new biobased materials that are becoming available, with a special focus on:
  • New biobased plastics
  • Enzyme engineering for plastic synthesis and biodegradation
  • Progress in plastic recycling
  • Environmental impact of discarded plastics
Register for the meeting and:
  • submit your abstract for an invited talk to show your scientific results (abstract submission open until 25 February 2024)
  • present your company and your products
  • attend the presentations to get to know the latest research
  • take part in the discussions
  • meet other scientists specialized in plastics
The registration fee is only 28 euros.


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Registration is open for the Bacterial Electron Transfer Meeting on 6-8 March, 2024 in Alicante, Spain.
The conference will include presentations around different topics, including bioenergetics, metabolism, stress adaptation, respiration of human microbiota, antibiotic resistance, host-pathogens relationship and cell biology aspects.

CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS! Abstract subsmisison for poster presentation is still open until 23 February 2024.
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The European Congress on Biotechnology 2024 will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, at the De Doelen International Congress Center, from 30 June to 3 July 2024. The theme for the 2024 Congress will be “Grand Challenges for Biotechnology: Health; Food Security; and Global Warming”.
  • Abstract submission deadline: 12 April 2024
  • Early Bird registration at a reduced rate until: 24 May 2024


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The 7th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe (ASBE7) is organised by the EFB Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Division and the EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division. The event will be held on 6-8 November 2024 in Brno, Czech Republic.
Following the success of previous meetings in this series, ASBE7 will explore the wealth of applied synthetic biology research and how it is contributing to progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting will bring together key partners from academia, industry and the third sector interested in using synthetic biology, engineering biology and applied microbiology to address global challenges.
Registration and abstract submission will open in March.

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The Biocat4Value – Biocatalysis Conference for Biological Transformation along Renewable Value Chains is organized by the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) Biocatalysis Division and will be held on 18-20 November 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Connecting leading bioeconomy regions in Europe to meet the increasing demands for biobased materials and scalable process technologies thereof, with a focus on biocatalysis as enabler is the core of the Biocat4Value Biocatalysis Conference.
The Biocat4Value event is expected to draw participants from market leaders in biocatalysis, SMEs, selected academic experts, and bioeconomy regions across Europe. We highly welcome cutting-edge start-ups to present their technologies and innovations to cross-fertilize their networks!



Bioeconomy Journal

Biotechnological production of food-grade polyphosphate from deoiled seeds and bran.

Impact factor: 5.4

New Biotechnology

In pursuit of a minimal CHO genome: Establishment of large-scale genome deletions.

Bioeconomy Journal - editors needed
If you are interested in joining Bioeconomy Journal as an Editor and getting ‘under the hood’ of the journal’s editorial process, please reach out to us at [email protected]. You will work in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief to serve the community by assessing, selecting and helping to improve the papers that are submitted. You will share the responsibility for the scientific quality of the manuscripts that you handle.
microLife Webinar on Nucleotide Second Messenger Signaling in Bacteria
Featuring Regine Hengge as Chair and 4 authors from #microLife, join us as we dive into the intricate world of c-di-GMP and c-di-AMP signaling networks, alternative sigma factors, two-component systems, and (p)ppGpp alarmones in bacterial stress responses. Taking place on 29 February. [+]
XIV Congress of the European Foundation of Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine
The XIV Congress will take place in Peñíscola (Spain) on 31 May, 1 and 2 June. The congress will offer simultaneous lectures and workshops in each area of practice, covering Chinese medicine, osteopathy, and naturopathy. This will allow attendees to choose the path that best suits their interests and needs.[+]
RSB Technical Skills courses 2024
Learn new skills or refine your laboratory techniques with the RSB’s laboratory-based courses. Currently available are new ELISA and Polymerase Chain Reaction courses at Keele University, and Aseptic Techniques and Cell Culture: The Basics at the University of York. Visit our training events webpage for full details and to book your place on these courses. [+]
Impact of the EU’s General Pharmaceutical Legislation on Europe’s innovation ecosystem and biotechnology companies
The study highlights the consequences for EU patients and economies within a global race towards healthcare resilience and competitive positioning. By taking an in-depth look at the biotechnology ecosystem in Europe. [+]
EFB Events
Bacterial Electron Transfer
organised by EFB
6 - 8 March 2024 │ Alicante, ES

Plastics: challenges and biological solutions
organised by EFB and AFOB
20 March 2024 │ Online

European Congress on Biotechnology
organised by EFB
30 June - 3 July 2024 │ Rotterdam, NL

Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe (ASBE7)
organised by the EFB Bioengineering & Bioprocessing and Microbial Biotechnology Divisions
6 - 8 November 2024 │ Brno, CZ

organised by the EFB Biocatalysis Division
18 - 20 November 2024 │ Düsseldorf, DE
EFB Member Events
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2024
organised by Microbiology Society
8 - 11 April 2024 │ Edinburgh, UK

XIV Congress of the European Foundation of Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine
organised by FEMTCI
31 May - 2 June 2024 │ Peñíscola, ES

YABEC 2024
organised by AFOB
17 - 19 October 2024 │ Busan, KOR

15th AFOB Regional Symposium
organised by AFOB
November 2024 │ Islamabad, PK

17th Asian Congress on Biotechnology
organised by AFOB & KSBB
September 2025 │ Incheon, KOR