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Registrations and abstract submission are open for the Bacterial Electron Transfer Meeting on 6-8 March, 2024 in Alicante, Spain.
The conference will include presentations by highly renowned invited speakers, as well as short talks and poster presentations chosen from submitted abstracts.
Deadline for abstract submission and early bird registration:
28 January 2024.

Participants from academia and industry are encouraged to submit abstracts on the topics listed below:
  • Extracellular and direct interspecies electron transfer
  • Electron transfer processes in biogeochemical cycles
  • Hydrogen and C1 metabolism
  • Handling stress and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species
  • Dehydrogenases and oxidases
  • Light driven electron transfer
  • General bacterial electron transfer and regulation
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The on-line meeting on 20 March 2024 will again be a joint event with our partner Federation, AFOB (the Asian Federation of Biotechnology), to explore the range of new biobased materials that are becoming available. Sessions will focus on enzymes required for their synthesis or modification; their applications; and biodegradability. A fourth session will review the impact of plastics on the environment. Register for the meeting and:
  • submit your abstract for an invited talk to show your scientific results
  • present your company and your products
  • attend the presentations to get to know the latest research
  • take part in the discussions
  • meet other scientists who specialise in plastics
The registration fee is only 28 euros.


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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
The venue is situated in the centre of Rotterdam opposite the Central train station, which offers international direct trains from Belgium, France, the UK and Germany. Moreover, the city is just 26 minutes away from a key international hub, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

We recommend the following hotels: click here to see the list
If you are looking for a more budget friendly option, you could consider the Stayokay Hostel or the King Kong Hostel.

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keynote speakers ECB2024 meeting

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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.

The core topics will include synthetic biology, engineering biology and applied microbiology to address global challenges.

We are glad to announce that the this meeting was selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer participation grants to Early Career Scientists.

Recombinant Protein Production meeting
The 11th Recombinant Protein Production Conference (RPP11), organised by the EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division, was held on 17-19 October 2023 in Girona, Catalonia. The meeting, attended by 180 scientists from 21 countries (and 3 continents), was focused on current bottlenecks and innovative solutions in recombinant protein production across different cell factories, from microbial to higher eukaryotic RPP platforms. Topics included: host physiology under RPP conditions, cell engineering for RPP, RPP and the SDGs, and recombinant protein smart biomanufacturing (RPP4.0).
We thank attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for participating and contributing to this successful meeting.
A call for submission of research and review articles for a special issue in the New Biotechnology journal, dedicated to the RPP11 conference, will soon be announced on the journal's website. Stay tuned!



Bioeconomy Journal

Proposals for the improvement of the technical examination under the EU Plant Breeders’ Rights system.

Impact factor: 6.49

New Biotechnology

EBRC: Enhancing bioeconomy through research and communication.

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I am very honored to take the Editor-in-Chief role for New Biotechnology starting Jan. 1, 2024. I sincerely thank Dr. Mike Taussig and Claudia Fonseca for their dedication and service to the New Biotechnology journal for many years. In addition, I thank all associate editors and editorial board members for their excellent work in making this journal a platform for discussion of high-quality research and opinions. Obviously, the journal staff members have also helped achieve the current success. I will do my best to continue to provide an excellent platform for scientific discussions and opinion sharing. In particular, I will focus on making the journal reach out to a broader community, including the European Federation of Biotechnology, the Asian Federation of Biotechnology, the United States biotechnology community, and biotechnology communities in other continents. Together, we can further improve New Biotechnology although Mike and Claudia set a high standard.

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The EFB Bioeconomy Journal is recruiting new editorial board members. If you are interested in becoming involved with the manuscript publishing process, please send an expression of interest, including a brief CV, to the Editor in Chief, Professor Stephen Euston at [email protected].

Microbe Profiles
Browse the Microbiology Society Microbe Profiles – concise, review-type articles published in Microbiology. The Profiles provide an overview of the classification, structure, and properties of novel microbes, written by leading microbiologists. The Profiles are fully citable and free to read for 30 days after publication, and will make an excellent resource for education or reference. [+]
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, February 2024
This course offers a practical point of access to the techniques of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computational Biology, as well as a discussion of their strengths and limitations. No prior knowledge of these subjects will be required. The course will take place online, from 9:00 – 17:00 (GMT) on 14th February 2024. [+]
EFIB Rotterdam Statement
The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) took place in Rotterdam in October 2023. EuropaBio launched the EFIB Rotterdam Statement as a point of reflection and renewal for biotechnology 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 November - 8 November 2024 │ Brno, CZ

EFB Member Events
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
organised by Royal Society of Biology
14 February 2024 │ Online

Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2024
organised by Microbiology Society
8 - 11 April 2024 │ Edinburgh, UK

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