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ECB 2018 Conngress - Geneva

The first European Congress of Biotechnology in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 1978 marked the inauguration of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB).  In 2018, we are delighted to welcome you back to Switzerland to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the longest running biotechnology congress in Europe.  Between Lake Geneva and surrounding mountains, ECB2018 will be held in the beautiful and vibrant city of Geneva.

EFB began as a rather small group of working parties from different European countries.  Their interests ranged from fermentation technology to the public perception of biotechnology, applied microbiology and genetics, downstream processing and measurement and control. Forty years later, EFB is now open to all who share our mission of promoting the safe, sustainable and ethical use of biological systems for the benefit of mankind. The current 30,000 personal members, who span the world from Latin America to China, Korea and Japan, is also a reflection of the success of recent EFB congresses. 

Prof. Gerrit Borchard
Chair of Scientific Committee
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ECB 2018 Conngress - Geneva

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. As the independent “Voice of Biotechnology in Europe”, EFB promotes the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of fundamental research and innovation in life sciences, while providing a forum for interdisciplinary and international cooperation.

The first European Congress of Biotechnology in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 1978 marked the inauguration of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB).  In 2018, we are delighted to welcome you back to Switzerland to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the EFB and the longest running biotechnology congress in Europe. 

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ECB 2018 Conngress - Geneva

The International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) has the advantages of an infrastructure ready to welcome you in the best conditions and Swiss quality. It is ideally situated, close to the Place des Nations, a few minutes from the international airport, major road networks, the rail station and international organisations. It is near the Lake of Geneva and the historic Old Town. The many hotels in the vicinity of the CICG offer first-class hospitality.

The conference venue is just a 550-metre walk from the Campus Biotech, a famous centre of excellence in biotechnology and life science research inaugurated in May 2015 in Geneva.

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ECB 2018 Conngress - Geneva

The first European Congress of Biotechnology in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 1978 marked the inauguration of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB).  In 2018, we are delighted to welcome you back to Switzerland to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the longest running biotechnology congress in Europe.  Between Lake Geneva and surrounding mountains, ECB2018 will be held in the beautiful and vibrant city of Geneva.

EFB began as a rather small group of working parties from different European countries.  Their interests ranged from fermentation technology to the public perception of biotechnology, applied microbiology and genetics, downstream processing and measurement and control. Forty years later, EFB is now open to all who share our mission of promoting the safe, sustainable and ethical use of biological systems for the benefit of mankind. The current 30,000 personal members, who span the world from Latin America to China, Korea and Japan, is also a reflection of the success of recent EFB congresses. 

Prof. Gerrit Borchard
Chair of Scientific Committee
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ECB 2018 Conngress - Geneva

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. As the independent “Voice of Biotechnology in Europe”, EFB promotes the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of fundamental research and innovation in life sciences, while providing a forum for interdisciplinary and international cooperation.

The first European Congress of Biotechnology in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 1978 marked the inauguration of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB).  In 2018, we are delighted to welcome you back to Switzerland to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the EFB and the longest running biotechnology congress in Europe. 

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ECB 2018 Conngress - Geneva

The International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) has the advantages of an infrastructure ready to welcome you in the best conditions and Swiss quality. It is ideally situated, close to the Place des Nations, a few minutes from the international airport, major road networks, the rail station and international organisations. It is near the Lake of Geneva and the historic Old Town. The many hotels in the vicinity of the CICG offer first-class hospitality.

The conference venue is just a 550-metre walk from the Campus Biotech, a famous centre of excellence in biotechnology and life science research inaugurated in May 2015 in Geneva.

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