Biotechnology Congress - call for abstracts

13 Mar 2014

The 16th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB16), organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), will take place in Edinburgh from 13 to 16 July 2014. The congress will be the focal point where research and innovation at the cutting edge of biotechnology meet.

Representatives from around the world will be in Edinburgh to learn, network and discuss the boundless potential for application of the ideas presented at the congress. More than 1,400 delegates are expected to attend this year. There will also be close to 1,000 scientific poster presenters, more than 150 speakers and more than 50 exhibitors.

Call for abstracts
The ECB16 features outstanding invited speakers, but at the heart of the congress are oral and poster presentations by the wider scientific community.

The ECB16 scientific committee encourages you to submit an abstract so that you can present your research and raise your profile amongst your peers at Europe's leading congress on biotechnology in Edinburgh. You can find a full list of themes by clicking on the link below.

Please download the abstract submission guidelines, using the link below. Please note that there is a limit of one abstract per registration.

The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Monday 31 March.

The programme
ECB16 will break new ground whilst still acknowledging established areas of biotechnology. The 20 scientific symposia will include many aspects of bioprocessing and biochemical engineering, systems and synthetic biotechnology, industrial biotechnology and biocatalysis. Plant and medical biotechnology will be well represented, but a major difference from previous ECB congresses will be the strong representation of environmental biotechnology.

There will be a range of satellite events targeted to students and young biotechnologists, as well as graduate schools and companies in the SME sector.

The congress will be opened with a presentation by Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission, followed by a plenary lecture given by Jay Keasling, Berkeley. Other plenary lectures will be given by Sang Yup Lee, KAIST (Korea) and Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zurich.

10% discount for SCI members
As a partner organisation of ECB16, we are pleased to let you know that all SCI members are entitled to a 10% discount on the standard delegate registration fee.

You can access the discount code by clicking on the link below.

About the EFB
The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) was established in 1978 by a collaboration of European scientists working to promote biotechnology throughout the continent and beyond. Throughout its 36-year existence, the EFB has gone from strength to strength. With a membership of over 17,000, it has become a household name in European biotechnology.

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