Sixth COSCE report on transparency in animal testing launched

On 5 December, the sixth annual report of the agreement of the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE) for transparency in animal experimentation was presented. Spain was the second country to adopt this agreement, which has the highest number of signatories in the world: 166 organisations in our country, including SEBiot. The presentation was […]

Economy and law, key points for a sustainable production of plastics

Experts gathered today at the workshop Sustainable plastics & EU-policies. Challenges & opportunities for industry and academia, organised by the EFB’s Biobased Materials Division with the collaboration of SEBiot, have stressed that in order to make progress in the sustainable production of plastics it is essential, on the one hand, to make the entire production […]

Kriya acquires Tramontane Therapeutics, a spin-off of the UAB

The US biopharmaceutical company Kriya Therapeutics, specialised in the development of gene therapies, has acquired the spin-off of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Tramontane Therapeutics, co-founded by Dr Fátima Bosch, director of the Centre for Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy (CBATEG) at the UAB, and Professor Francesc Gòdia, member and former president of SEBiot. […]

The European Biotechnology Congress will be held in Rotterdam in June 2024.

After a four years break due to the pandemic, the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), of which SEBiot has been Regional Office since 2003, is reconvening its biennial congress, to be held at the De Doelen International Congress Center in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), from 30 June to 3 July 2024. The European Congress of Biotechnology […]

Juan Mangas wins the SEBiot Young Research Talent Award 2023

For four days, from 17 to 20 July, the Faculty of Pharmacy of the UCM hosted the XVIII National Biotechnology Congress Biotec 2023, which brought together more than 200 researchers, students and biotechnology professionals to learn about the latest advances in our sector. Within this framework, Juan Mangas, from the Department of Organic and Inorganic […]

Flitsch, Montoliu, Soengas and de Lorenzo, speakers at Biotec2023

Sabine L Flitsch, Lluís Montoliu, Marisol Soengas and Víctor de Lorenzo will be the speakers at the four plenary conferences of the program of the XVIII SEBiot congress, Biotec 2023, to be held from July 17 to 20 at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). On the evening of 17 […]

NIMGenetics expands into Europe with purchase of Gene Predictis

NIMGenetics, a Spanish biotech company dedicated to human genetic diagnostics and a SEBiot partner, continues its expansion in Europe with the acquisition of the Swiss diagnostic company Gene Predictis, a leader in the field of preventive health and precision medicine. With this acquisition, NIMGenetics aims to strengthen its international expansion, with a focus on Central […]

Progress in understanding how plants adapt to climate change

Gibberellins are phytohormones that play important roles in different aspects of plant development, such as germination or flowering, but also in plant adaptation to adverse environmental conditions. Researchers from the Spanish Centre for Biotechnology and Plant Genomics (CBGP) have shown that HOP co-chaperones participate in the signaling of gibberellins in plants. The study, carried out […]

Carotenoids that capture light and transform it into energy in the oceans

Three researchers from the University of Huelva (Rosa León, Patricia Gómez-Villegas and Ana Molina-Márquez) are part of the international team that unveils the role of carotenoids as antennae in the capture of light and its transformation into energy in the oceans and continental waters. The study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, confirms that retinal […]

Artificial Inteligence for monitoring bioprocesses

The CPV of the Future project has evaluated the use of artificial intelligence (AI) as a complement to advanced statistics and multivariate analysis to monitor ongoing bioprocesses. Professor Francisco Valero, leader of the Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Biocatalysis group (ENG4BIO) of the UAB Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, and Toni Manzano, from the […]

SEBiot’s Board of Directors renewed

In the Extraordinary Assembly of the Spanish Society of Biotechnology (SEBiot) held yesterday afternoon, the presidency and vice-presidency of the Board of Directors of the entity were renewed, as well as two members of the same. María José Hernáiz Gómez-Degano (UCM), who had held the vice presidency since November 2021, is the new president of […]

BIOTEC 2023 to be held in July in Madrid

The XVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Biotechnology, BIOTEC 2023, will be held at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, from July 17 to 20, 2023. After these last years marked by the COVID pandemic, it is a pleasure to be able to celebrate this new edition of BIOTEC in […]

Biotechnology on the radio

On October 26, our president, Dr. Fernando Peláez, director of the Biotechnology Programmme at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), began a regular collaboration with the programme Longitud de Onda, presented by Yolanda Criado and Fernando Blázquez at RTVE Radio Clásica. The objective of this space, which is broadcast monthly, on the fourth Wednesday […]

IBEC selects researchers for projects of biotechnology applied to health

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has opened a selection process to recruit specialised research personnel to carry out 16 collaborative projects within the Complementary Plan for Biotechnology Applied to Health, which will be coordinated by several Catalan research centres. IBEC, which is the coordinator of the Plan’s National Scientific Committee, will lead one […]

A biotechnologist selected as a future astronaut

Today we echo the great news for the scientific world, especially in the field of biotechnology, as it is the selection of Sara García Alonso as a future astronaut. She studied the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biotechnology at the University of León, where she received two awards for her academic excellence. From the Spanish […]

Roche Foundation announces the winners of their grants for training in Data Science in Personalized Precision Medicine

The Roche Institute Foundation announced today the names of the winners of the IV Call for grants for training in the area of ​​Data Science in Personalized Precision Medicine, in the framework of the inauguration of the Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics applied to Personalized Medicine and Health, a title of the National School of Health […]

SEBiot joins the Agreement on Transparency in Animal Experimentation

The Spanish Society of Biotechnology (SEBiot) has joined the Agreement on Transparency in Animal Experimentation, promoted by the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE), with the collaboration of the European Association for Animal Research (EARA), and launched on September 20, 2016. From SEBiot, we are aware that animal research plays a fundamental role in […]

Agreement to create Fiambiot

The Biotechnology societies of Mexico, Portugal, Brazil and Spain subscribed an agreement for the promotion and development of Biotechnology in their countries. The agreement, which has been signed within the framework of the Bioiberoamérica 2016 congress in Salamanca, will promote the exchange of experiences and joint activities. Read the Fiambiot Agreement.