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Congress postponed until 9-12 May 2021

Due to the continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),
the Organising Committee of the Joint ECB2020 and IBS 2020 Congress have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Congress, due to take place from 28 June to 1 July 2020.

The ECB-IBS 2020 Congress will be moved to the 9-12 May 2021 and will still be held at the MECC in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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Submission deadline for oral and poster presentations extended to 1 February 2021

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Earlybird registration deadline extended to 3 February 2021

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Microbial Stress Congress 2020
The organisers are closely monitoring the development of COVID-19. Interested participants are invited to follow updates on the Meeting website to stay informed.

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ASBE V will provide a forum for discussion of the latest advances in synthetic biology both in academy and industry. Join us in Delft and share your latest research with the synthetic biology community!
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New Biotechnology - Rapid DNA detection using filter paper

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Rapid DNA detection using filter paper

Point-of-care (POC) detection is crucial in clinical diagnosis in order to provide timely and specific treatment. Combining polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer, p-phenylene diisothiocyanate (PDITC) and superparamagnetic beads, a novel method to activate the surface of filter paper to bind DNA molecules has been developed. The method is based on the primary amination of the filter paper surface with PAMAM dendrimer, followed by generation of isothiocyanate groups via PDITC, and subsequent repetition of these two steps. Different parameters of the process have been optimized, including probe printing, preparation of target DNAs and detection. T
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Are you eligible for fee-free Open Access?

Publish and Read is a new fee-free way for authors to publish Open Access (OA) articles in all of the Society’s journals – both the OA titles (Microbial Genomics and Access Microbiology) as well as the subscription titles, Microbiology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Journal of General Virology and International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Readers at Publish and Read institutions also get unlimited access to all paywalled content. To see whether your institution has signed up for fee-free OA, check the list of institutions on our website.
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The Industry Skills Certificate is an initiative by the Royal Society of Biology, designed to increase the employability of scientists into industry, either for the first time or from academia. The certificate aims to provide a set of industry specific skills and knowledge gained through the participation in online and in-person training courses. For further details please visit our webpage or contact [email protected]

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EFB Events

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

co-organised by EFB Polymer Biotechnology Section
22 - 25 September 2020
Siena - Italy

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

European Congress on Biotechnology

organised by EFB
9 - 12 May 2021
Maastricht - The Netherlands

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

EFB Member Events

Eficacia, seguridad y calidad de las Terapias Naturales
organised by MTC
29 - 31 May 2020
Peñíscola − Spain

Exploring the Human Proteome with Antibodies, Transcriptomics and Mass Spectrometry
organised by KTH
30 May - 4 June 2021
Stockholm - Sweden

AFOB Symposium on Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2020 (SAFB 2020)
organised by AFOB
To Be Announced
Hue - Vietnam

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