15th European Congress of Biotechnology
ECB Biocrossroads in Istanbul, Turkey, September 23 - 26, 2012
The European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB) is one of the most relevant events of Biotechnology in Europe. Unique in bringing together international researchers, young scientists, executives, entrepreneurs and policy makers from all disciplines of biotechnology, the European Congress on Biotechnology offers a platform to present and discuss the recent developments of Biotechnology.
The central theme of the 15th European Congress on Biotechnology is "Biocrossroads"; analyzing the impact of the life sciences industry in addressing humanity's great challenges, looking at society to see the remaining and emerging needs, and presenting the science that will address these new challenges.
The theme Biocrossroads will be addressed through 4 parallel Scientific Streams:
Health & Medicine
Focusing on the latest achievements in biotechnology to improve existing treatments and put forward novel approaches, with a special focus on the development of new innovative and targeted medicines that will impact future medicines and therapies.
A multidisciplinary approach including applied biocatalysis, biochemical engineering, microbial physiology and systems biology ? all focused on innovation in industrial biotechnology and the development of the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy.
Plant & Environmental Biotechnology
Exploring the benefits and challenges derived from the application of biotechnologies in agriculture and their key role in providing the biomass the world needs, including sessions on the latest developments in the fields of environmental biotechnology and biodiversity.
Systems Biology & Technology
Novel "omics" and technology based approaches for dramatically increasing and improving capacities for experimentation in Biotechnology, especially at the molecular level.
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