ECB 16

16th European Congress on Biotechnology

Date Sunday, July 13 - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Location Edinburgh International Convention Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Organizers European Federation of Biotechnology

Europe's Leading Biotechnology Congress

The European Congress on Biotechnology is the leading conference for academic and industrial biotechnologists in Europe organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology. The 16th biennial event will take place in the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • 1,400+ Delegates
  • 1,000 Scientific Posters
  • 150+ Speakers
  • 50+ Exhibitors

The scientific programme is designed to cover all aspects of biotechnology, including environmental and green biotechnology, microbial physiology, microbial synthetic and systems biology, applied biocatalysis, industrial biotechnology, biochemical engineering, medical biotechnology and much more.

The congress will provide excellent opportunity to network, share ideas and form partnerships with: biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, investment companies, equipment manufacturers, technology providers, medical device companies, government and regulatory bodies, IT software solutions, biotechnology associations, learned societies in biotechnology, research institutes, universities, consultants, law firms and individual biotechnologists.

ECB16 Scientific Programme

The 16th European Congress of Biotechnology will break new ground whilst still respecting traditional areas of biotechnology. The programme will include:

  • Plenary lectures by some of the world's top biotechnologists;
  • 20 scientific symposia lead by eminent biotechnologists, but again with an emphasis on presentations by young scientists from across the spectrum of biotechnology;
  • Highlight events on social and political issues especially targeted to the job seeking needs of young biotechnologists;
  • Satellite events for graduate schools and industries in the SME sector.
Plenary speakers include:
Prof. Ann Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission
Prof. Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, speaking on "Bio-based production of chemicals, fuels and materials by metabolically engineered microorganisms"
Prof. Martin Fussenegger, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, speaking on "Prosthetic gene networks for biomedical applications"
Prof. Jay Keasling, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkley

The 20 scientific symposia will include many aspects of bioprocessing and biochemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, biocatalysis and systems and synthetic biotechnology. Plant and medical biotechnology will be well represented, but a major difference from recent ECB congresses will be the strong representation of environmental biotechnology. 

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