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Microbial Stress Congress 2020

Regine Hengge Announced as EMBO Keynote Closing Lecture at Microbial Stress 2020

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This 3-day meeting of the European Federation of Biotechnology addresses the applied and fundamental aspects of the microbial responses to stress which underpin the many biotechnological applications and innovations involving the use of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms.
The meeting will be co-organising a cross-disciplinary workshop with the COST Action CA18113 EuroMicropH on acid tolerance in bioprocess microorganisms.

Take advantage of our reduced rates by registering before the Early Bird Registration deadline:

25 July 2020.

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COVID-19 Contingency Plan

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will adhere to all relevant authorities’ recommendations. On September 4th we will issue a final confirmation that the meeting will be held in Rome. If the circumstances do not allow for a live meeting, we will hold a virtual conference instead, with presentations being delivered online. If this situation occurs, a 75% refund will be applied to all registration fees paid.

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ASBE V, addressing the latest developments in Applied Synthetic Biology with a programme that brings together key players from both academia and industry, is open for registration and abstract submission. In this edition, ASBE V will also join forces with EUSynBioS in a double programme.

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We are monitoring COVID-19 and will follow all relevant authorities’ recommendations. By July 31st, we will confirm that the meeting will be held in Delft, or, if the circumstances do not allow for this, we will hold a virtual conference. If this is the case, a 75% discount will be applied to all registration fees.
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This meeting has been selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for Early Career Researchers.
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Chris Bowler will present a Plenary Lecture at ECB2021

We are pleased to announce that Chris Bowler will deliver a Plenary Lecture at the Congress

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For more information about our pleanary speakers, please visit

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Deadline for abstract submission ECB-IBS 2021:
1 February 2021

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.

Abstract submission

The list of abstract topics can be viewed here:

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Biodegradation of antibiotics: The new resistance determinants – part I

History shows that the discovery of, and the resistance to, antibiotics go hand in hand. While knowledge of resistance mechanisms, their impact and distribution is vast, over the years, the topic of antibiotic degradation has often been overlooked and regarded as being discrete from the research on resistance. As a result, understanding of the degradation of antibiotics and the impact of antibiotic degraders on the environment and human health are, for most classes, neither thoroughly documented nor understood. Current information on the biodegradation of antibiotics is described in two review articles. This first part focuses on sulfonamides, trimethoprim, aminoglycosides, amphenicols and tetracyclines. Detailed metabolic and molecular aspects as well as the role of the degraders in natural microbial communities are discussed. An integrated analysis of the accumulated data indicates that appreciation of the interplay between resistance and degradation is quite fragmented, and closing this gap will require novel experimental approaches.
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Cinderella: helping to prepare samples for plant research

A robotic system called Popelka (Cinderella), designed to automatically prepare samples for the research of plant behaviour in various environments, has been developed by researchers at the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CRH) in collaboration with Stäubli Systems and Palacký University’s Science and Technology Park (STP). Unlike the fairy-tale character, the automated device does not sort peas from lentils, but can very accurately, meticulously, and persistently transfer miniature plant seeds to plates, test tubes, or flowerpots, thus significantly speeding up the preparation of experiments
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Cell-Easy becomes the first private pharmaceutical company in France allowed to manufacture stem cells

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Coronavirus Collection Available Online

The Biochemical Society and its publisher, Portland Press, are committed to the rapid and open sharing of research data and findings related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The collection of research already available can be viewed online. During this time, paywalls have been suspended to ensure the community has access to the best research and review content, whether they are researching the pandemic itself, related conditions, underlying pathways and therapeutics, or continuing research in other fields.

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