Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology

Date Monday, November 17 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Location SCI London
Organizers The EFB Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section and the Society of Chemical Industry

The EFB Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section and the Society of Chemical Industry are pleased to announce a meeting entitled Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology to be held in London from 17-19 November. We would like to invite you to participate in this meeting, which will be held in the SCI conference room.

The conference will cover aspects from proteins to small molecules, biopharmaceuticals to platform chemicals and products from lignocellulose degradation to biofuels. The aim is to highlight new frontiers at the interface between academic innovation and industrial processes. The meeting will start at 2 pm on Monday 17th November with a plenary lecture entitled:

    Personalized Medicine - Deciphering cancer by Professor Carl Borrebaeck, Department of Immunotechnology, Lund University.

The conference will in part be sponsored by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and will include contributions from Chairs of recently established networks of biotechnology within the UK:

    Stuart Stocks, Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark. Industrial scale protein production.

    Dimitris Charalampopoulos (Reading). FoodWasteNet: Food processing waste and by-products utilisation network;

    Simon McQueen Mason (York). LBNet: Lignocellulosic biorefinery network;

    David Leak (Bath). P2P: A Network of Integrated Technologies: Plants to Products;

    C. J. Banks (Southampton). ADNet: Anaerobic Digestion Network;

    Saul Purton, (UC London). PHYCONET: unlocking the IB potential of microalgae.

    Nigel Robinson (Durham ). Metals in Biology: the elements of biotechnology and bioenergy.

There will also be a Workshop: Systems and synthetic biology for open discussion and contributions from the floor. The theme:

    What Industry requires from academia - and what academia requires from Industry.

The meeting will therefore provide opportunities for collaborative links to be built throughout Europe for joint research and applications to trans-European funding schemes such as Horizon 2020. The majority of oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. We welcome abstracts from academia and industry. The deadline for early registration and abstract submission will be 24th October 2014.

To register please click here :
Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology - Registration

To submit your abstract please click here :
Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology - Abstract

Topic areas of abstract submission are:

  • Biofuels
  • Fine and speciality chemicals
  • Commodity and platform chemicals
  • Recombinant and native protein production
  • Integrative biorefining
  • Bioremediation and Environmental IB
  • Technology development in downstream processing
  • Process design and modelling

If you have any questions please contact Fernando Carreño: industrial@efb-central.org.