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Hans Clevers Announced as Plenary Speaker at ECB2020

Hans Clevers is group leader at the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research and at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. He is also professor of Molecular Genetics at the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University and Oncode Investigator.

The Clevers group has pioneered methods to study the molecular mechanisms of tissue development and cancer of various organs.
A major contribution is the development of organoids made from adult Lgr5 stem cells. This is a tissue culture technique that avoids the use of animal models.

Opportunities to request a short talk during the Maastricht Congress

Four short talks will be included in each symposium in the scientific programme. At least half will be selected from abstracts submitted from outside Europe. To increase your chance of being selected, register now and submit your abstract immediately.

Abstract submission

Deadline 6 April 2020

Early-bird deadline 8 April 2020


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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) initiated the International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS) in Rome in 1960. Its aim was to highlight the role of chemistry in life science and biotechnology. The IBS Congress was held every 4 years, rotating between different continents. It soon became acknowledged internationally as the prime biotechnology conference. Since 2008, the IBS series has been convened biennially to address the unprecedented progress of biotechnology. The 19th IBS (IBS 2020) will be held in conjunction with the 19th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB 2020) in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 28th June – July 1st.
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Stem Cell Community Day 2019

Bringing the global stem cell research community together
Following up on two successful events on recent advances in the stem cell field, Eppendorf is hosting the Stem Cell Community Day 2019 on November 21 in Lisbon, Portugal.
We invite all researchers to discuss challenges, opportunities, and achievements in stem cell bioprocessing with a special focus on controlled cultivation in stirred-tank bioreactors.
Check out our website as we update the program on a regular basis.

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Diverse Human VH antibody fragments with bio-therapeutic properties from the Crescendo Mouse

We describe the ‘Crescendo Mouse’, a human VH transgenic platform combining an engineered heavy chain locus with diverse human heavy chain V, D and J genes, a modified mouse Cγ1 gene and complete 3’ regulatory region, in a triple knock-out (TKO) mouse background devoid of endogenous immunoglobulin expression. The addition of the engineered heavy chain locus to the TKO mouse restored B cell development, giving rise to functional B cells that responded to immunization with a diverse response that comprised entirely ‘heavy chain only’ antibodies. Heavy chain variable (VH) domain libraries were rapidly mined using phage display technology, yielding diverse high-affinity human VH that had undergone somatic hypermutation, lacked aggregation and showed enhanced expression in E. coli. 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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MIBio 2019: Stability of Biopharmaceuticals – From molecular interactions to successful products

MIBio 2019 will focus on discussing challenges linked to novel product modalities such as RNA based products or fusion proteins as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. The talks will particularly focus on protein-protein interactions, formulation, drug product development and competitive product profiles.
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Industry Skills Certificate

The Royal Society of Biology has developed an Industry Skills Certificate. This new initiative is designed to support the employability of scientists in industry. With extensive research and input from our Employer Advisory Group (EAG), we have created a bespoke suite of online and in-person training courses that are aimed to enhance the experience, skill set and knowledge of scientists.
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EFB Events

European Congress on Biotechnology

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

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

EFB Member Events

Antimicrobial Drug Discovery from Traditional and Historical Medicine
organised by Microbiology Society
29 October 2019
Oxford − UK

Young Asian Biochemical Engineers’ Community (YABEC-East 2019)
organised by AFOB
22 -24 November 2019
Seoul – Korea

Synthetic Biology 2019
organised by Biochemical Society
9 − 10 December 2019
Warwick − UK

Rapid confirmation using MALDI-TOF III
organised by SCI
10 December 2019
London − UK

From Science to Shelf: Innovating through Formulation
organised by SCI
21 − 22 January 2020
London − UK

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