The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) is proud to announce its biannual 17th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB2016) – at EXPO Krakow in Krakow, Poland, from 3rd to the 6th of July 2016.

The plenary presentations at ECB2016 will feature esteemed leaders in the science policy and biotechnology field, including Patrick Schnable, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, who will discuss genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9. Other plenary lecturers will be Professors Tai Hyun Park, who has developed a synthetic nose, Luke Alphey, who has pioneered the genomic manipulation of parasites and Jens Nielsen, world leader in the systems and synthetic biology of yeast.

Eminent biotechnologists from top universities, governmental bodies and institutions will lead the 25 scientific symposia during this year’s conference. The topics will cover industrial, medical, plant and environmental biotechnology and will take an in depth look into new tools and products in the field. Additionally, these symposia will present the latest in systems and synthetic biotechnology.

To encourage young biotechnologists, the four-day conference aims to teach them the ins and outs of getting their activities published in lead scientific journals through a dedicated publications workshop. It will be led by the Editor-in-Chief of the EFB Journal New Biotechnology. This is part of a bigger Publisher's Corner where leading publishing houses will be providing access to their scientific journals and biotechnology publications.

There will also be poster sessions and a large trade exhibition.

Key deadlines:

  • oral abstract submission - 15 April,
  • poster abstract submission – 30 April,
  • Early bird registration – 30 April

17th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB2016)