Europe's Leading Biotechnology Congress

The European Congress on Biotechnology can without a doubt be described as one of the most established events for academic and industrial biotechnologists not just in Europe, but worldwide.

The 16th occurrence of this biennial event took place this summer in the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland from 13-16 July, 2014.

The congress was organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB). Established in 1978, the EFB are 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. Read more about the EFB here.

The scientific programme was designed to cover a multitude of sections on biotechnology, including:

·         Environmental and Green Biotechnology

·         Microbial Physiology

·         Microbial Synthetic and Systems Biology

·         Applied Biocatalysis (Including industrial systems and synthetic biology)

·         Industrial Biotechnology

·         Biochemical Engineering

·         Medical Biotechnology

The host venue was the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), an award winning conference centre offering the best in facilities and technology. It is situated in the heart of Edinburgh, a city rich in scientific heritage.