Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
EFB Newsletter Banner
ECB2020 banner

Registration for ECB2020 is now open!

Register now to take advantage of discounted early bird rates.
Deadline 8 April 2020.


Call for abstracts is now open:
Deadline 6 April 2020.

¡Abstract submission

Sang Yup Lee confirmed as ECB2020 plenary speaker

We are pleased to announce that Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), will deliver a plenary lecture at ECB2020 in Maastricht

Confirmed invited speakers:


Our preliminary programme is here:

Envbiotech - Newsletter
Read it!
Stem Cell Community Day - Banner


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.
Submit your abstract for a poster presentation until 1st October 2019 and have the chance to win 1000 Euros!
Check out our website as we update the program on a regular basis.

Register now
Standardization of the preanalytical phase of DNA extraction from fixed tissue for next-generation sequencing analyses - New Biotechnology Banner

EFB Journal New Biotechnology

Standardization of the preanalytical phase of DNA extraction from fixed tissue for next-generation sequencing analyses

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) analyses on DNA derived from archived Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) clinical material can provide a powerful tool in oncology research and clinical diagnostics. Although several studies have established that NGS can be performed using DNA from FFPE tissue, the accuracy and reproducibility of such analyses, as well as their robustness to the biomolecular quality of the samples used, remains a matter of debate. Excellent reviews have recently been published, providing evidence-based best practices for FFPE DNA extraction. Alternative fixatives exist, although their implementation in clinical practice is difficult. In this article, we present (i) a review of fixed tissue DNA preanalytics with a special focus on DNA extraction and fixed tissue sample qualification and (ii) results from comparisons between different methods of DNA extraction from tissue samples that have been fixed or stabilized by different methods, in terms of NGS metrics and different DNA quality metrics.
Register now
The 31 Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology and International Conference - Event Banner
More information
SCI Event Banner

SCI Event

What can Big Data do for Chemistry II

Big Data is the process of analysing high volume, high velocity data by advanced computational methods that produce actionable knowledge. This conference aims to give chemists an idea of what Big Data can do for chemistry and informatics by looking at what people are doing at the frontier of the subject.
More information
Microbiology Society events deadline

Upcoming Events

Given rising antimicrobial resistance and a stalled R&D pipeline for compounds to treat and prevent infection, a thorough scientific evaluation of European ethnopharmacology is overdue. This is a great opportunity to be part of a cohesive professional network of researchers to discuss and define areas for collaboration, methods development and translational research within this key area.

Register your place today

The discipline of microbiology at Trinity College Dublin celebrates its centenary in 2019. This is a unique opportunity to network and listen to the meeting’s high profile speakers discuss the strength of microbiology today, with a particular focus on the significant contributions made by Trinity College Dublin.

Full Programme
Royal Society of Biology - Banner

Biology Week: Policy Lates - Insect declines in the headlights

A free Policy Lates event discussing insect decline

Insects have hit the headlines recently. Studies suggesting declines at national and global scales have been described in terms of ‘armageddon' and ‘apocalypse' - but what is the reality, and what can we do about it?
This event will explore the evidence behind the headlines. We will consider what we know about insect declines and what we don't know, to better understand the causes and consequences of insect population changes. Our expert panel will discuss how we monitor and conserve this vital and diverse group of organisms, while addressing challenges such crop protection and control of pest species.
More information

EFB Events

10 European Symposium on Biopolymers
Sponsored by EFB Polymer Biotechnology Section
25 - 27 September 2019
Straubing - Germany

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
28 - 30 April 2021
Kracow - Poland

EFB Member Events

Microbes in Medicine: A Century of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin
organised by Microbiology Society
24 – 25 October 2019
Dublin− Ireland

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

The 7th international Workshop on Nanotechnology and Application IWNA 2019
co-organised by AFOB
6 - 9 November 2019
Phan Thiet – Vietnam

Young Asian Biochemical Engineers’ Community (YABEC-East 2019)
organised by AFOB
22 -25 November 2019
Seul – Korea

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

Applied late-stage functionalisation: where chemistry meets biology
organised by SCI
18 - 19 February 2020
London − UK
European Federation of Biotechnology
Parc Cientific Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac 4-8
08028 Barcelona, Spain