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 #ECB2024 will have the overarching theme Grand Challenges of biotechnology: Health, Food Security and Global Warming, which can only be met through the collaboration of research institutions, industry and governments. Therefore, the scientific programme of the meeting will focus on how to translate frontier research into commercially viable applications.
The Congress programme includes plenary sessions, symposia, workshops and panel discussions, as well as a trade exhibition and networking opportunities. Already confirmed as plenary speakers are Sang Yup Lee, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Vice President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Chris Bowler, Principal Investigator of the Plant and Algal Genomics Group at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, and John van der Oost, PI of the Bacterial Genetics Group at the Microbiology Laboratory of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands) and CRISPR expert.
The Rotterdam event in 2024 will be the 19th edition of the ECB and will be held in conjunction with the 19th International Biotechnology Symposium of IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and the Annual Conference of the Nederlandse Biotechnologie Vereniging (NBV), the Dutch biotechnology association. All three events were due to take place in 2020 and were postponed, reconvened and postponed again in 2021 and 2022, so access will be guaranteed, at no additional cost, for those who registered for the cancelled editions.
Registration and abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is 12 April 2024.
The #ECB2024 offers a reduced early bird rate for registrations made before 24 May 2024.
María José Hernaiz, president of SEBiot, and Professor Francesc Godia, from UAB, member of our society and vice-president of the EFB, are part of the Scientific Committee of the event.Registration Abstracts submission