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EFB Biocatalysis Division

The EFB Biocatalysis Division was established by the EFB General Assembly on 26 June 2020.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany),

Jan Marienhagen (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany,

and Dr. María J. Hernaiz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

were appointed as Co- Chairs and Secretary, respectively.

The Division encourages all readers interested in biocatalysis to send proposals of workshops, seminars, position papers or any other related activity to Lucia Gracia([email protected]). For details, visit the EFB Biocatalysis Division website,
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The 1st EFB Biocatalysis Open Day 2020 will be held on 26th of November 2020.

It is an online event consisting of top-notch seminars and flash talks focused on diverse aspects of biocatalysis.

Jens Nielsen will give the Opening Plenary Lecture:
Yeast synthetic biology and metabolic engineering.

The closing lecture will be given by Prof. Donald Hilvert:
Designing artificial metalloenzyme.

The Biocatalysis Division encourages all researchers, from Masters and PhD students to senior scientists, to participate and to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

The abstract submission deadline is 15th October 2020.

Registration is free of charge but essential.

More information coming soon!
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ASBE V moves online

You can now participate in the 5th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe meeting (ASBE V) from anywhere in the world! No needs to worry about travel costs, cancelled flights or quarantine: register and get access to the prime online conference on synthetic biology!

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There is more good news: if you are an early career scientist you can apply for FEMS bursary and, if awarded, you will pay a registration fee of only €20.

Abstract submission deadline for poster presentation – 9 October, 2020
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Extended abstract submission deadline for oral and poster presentations

Microbial Stress 2020 will be held in virtual format on 16-18 November 2020. You can still register and submit your abstract for oral and poster presentation.

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All early career scientists can apply for a FEMS bursary and pay a registration fee of only €20.

Abstract submission deadlines:

Microbial Stress: abstract submission deadline for oral presentation – 30 September
Microbial Stress: abstract submission deadline for poster presentation – 15 October
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On Monday 5th October, there will be a joint EuropaBio – EFB session entitled “Future on biotech innovation: Why does Europe need modern Biotechnology?” at EFIB 2020, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, which will be organised this year as a fully digital conference week. This session has been coordinated by Carsten Hjort (EFB) and Agnes Borg (EuropaBio).

The welcome by the Chair, Aleš Pečincka (Olomouc) will be followed by three lectures:

13.45 – 14.10: Irina Borodina (The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark and CTO, BioPhero ApS): Fermented pheromones – a sustainable solution for plant protection from insect pests

14.10 – 14.35: Rene Custers (VIB): Genome engineering for bio-sustainability: EU regulatory challenges.

14.35 – 15.00: Carsten Hjort (Novozymes): Sustainable solutions from Industrial Biotech.

All EFB members enjoy a 15% discount when registering to EFIB by using the following codes:

Regular rate at EUR 245 (instead of EUR 290): use code EFIB20-EFB-reg

SME rate at EUR 160 (instead of EUR 190): use code EFIB20-EFB-sme

Academia rate and Governmental/Public institutions rate at EUR 75 (instead of EUR 90): use code EFIB20-EFB-aca

For further information please visit or contact the organisers at: [email protected] or call +32 2 735 0313
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Opportunities for Oral Presentations are still available

Submit your abstract for oral presentation and become the ECB2021 speaker! Present your research and share the stage with the best in the field.

Abstracts can be submitted for either poster or oral presentation until 1 February 2021.

Selected authors of oral and poster presentations will be invited to contribute to the Congress Special Issue of New Biotechnology.

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Breaking through traditional lab barriers

Watch an interesting panel discussion with Eppendorf and other experts from the industry about the current challenges and developments in the vaccine industry. What new types of vaccines are in development? What is the role of process automation?
Get answers to these questions and more at our today’s vaccine event.
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EFB Journal New Biotechnology

Development of a bioeconomy monitoring framework for the European Union: An integrative and collaborative approach

The EU Bioeconomy Strategy, updated in 2018, in its Action Plan pledges an EU-wide, internationally coherent monitoring system to track economic, environmental and social progress towards a sustainable bioeconomy. This paper presents the approach taken by the European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) to develop such a system.
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3D reconstructed models for Cosmetics, Biopharmacy, Food and Chemical industries

An industry-oriented scientific meeting to discuss advanced research and applications of tissue engineering and 3D reconstructed models for applications in Pharma, Cosmetics and Chemical industry.
Manufacturers will display their latest innovations in the exhibition space.
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Microbiology Society Journal Metrics 2020

With over 5,000 mentions and shares to articles we’ve published this year, leading to over a million downloads; we would like to thank all our authors for the excellent science that has been submitted and published across all our journals and share with you our journal metrics for 2020.
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Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry IV

This meeting aims to showcase vignettes of modern medicinal chemistry to bring new thinking to the subject, challenge perceptions and encourage scientific interaction between researchers. Key learning objectives for the meeting are to:

  • Find out what the future of medicinal chemistry holds - What does v3.0 look like?

  • Gain insights into how to design a small molecule protein degrader.

  • Learn about drug design strategies for the inhibition of protein-protein interactions.

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