In 2024, the Congress will be a joint event with the theme “Grand Challenges for Biotechnology: Health; Food Security; and Global Warming”. It will include the 19th International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS2024), the 19th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB2024) and the Annual Dutch Biotechnology Meeting (NBC-24), as well as other highlight events from partners. Both IBS and ECB are the series of biotechnology conferences sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB).

The Congress will feature:

  • Plenary lectures
    Hear presentations by stellar speakers who are leading biotechnological developments.
  • Invited speakers
    Meet world leaders in their fields.
  • Your scientific results 
    Present your research to the most relevant audience as a poster or as one of a selection of short talks chosen from submitted abstracts.
  • Global perspective 
    Get a view on the latest research and trends in biotechnology in Europe and around the globe.
  • Voice of biotechnology in Europe
    Become a member of the European Federation of Biotechnology.
  • Highlight events
    Participate in events that focus on current challenges and controversies.
  • Trade exhibition
    Get a closer look on the latest innovations on the market.

  • Become a sponsor
    Present your products, services or activities and network with 800+ biotechnologists from academia and industry from 60+ countries.

  • Satellite events 
    Attend accompanying events – view the Programme for regular updates.
  • Publications Workshop 
    Designed to help young biotechnologists publish their work in leading biotechnology journals.


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