European Federation of Biotechnology

The mission of EFB is to promote the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of the life sciences, to promote research and innovation at the cutting edge of biotechnology, to provide a forum for interdisciplinary and international cooperation, to improve scientific education and to facilitate an informed dialogue between scientists and the public.

Established by European scientists in 1978, the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) is Europe's non-profit federation of National Biotechnology Associations, Learned Societies, Universities, Scientific Institutes, Biotech Companies and individual biotechnologists working to promote biotechnology throughout Europe and beyond.

With more than 100 Institutional Members from across Europe and almost 15,000 Personal Members, the EFB has scientific Sections, Task groups and Regional Branch Offices in Europe to support its activities in the various areas of biotechnology covered by the Federation.The EFB Central Office (ECO) is located in Barcelona, Spain. Membership administration, organization of Executive Board meetings and General Assemblies, website management and organization of the European Congresses on Biotechnology are some of the main responsibilities of ECO.For more information please visit

Local Organising Committee

Secretary: Professor Wilf Mitchell, Heriot-Watt University

Members: Louise Horsfall, Edinburgh University; Dee Davison, Edinburgh Science Festival, Gary Loake, Edinburgh University; Martin Tangey, Biofuel Research Centre and Celtic Renewables Ltd.

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