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5th Annual EFIB held

Published 19 October 2012

This week, the 5th Annual EFIB (The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy) was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. A half-day pre-conference workshop and an in-conference session were organized and chaired by Meredith Lloyd-Evans, BioBridge Ltd and partner of the CSA MarineBiotech. This was a collaboration with EuropaBio, the European biotechnology industry association, the UK Technology Strategy Board’s Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network and the Norway-UK Partnership in marine biotechnology. About 60 people attended the pre-conference workshop, which was dedicated to the memory of Dr John Sime, a very active supporter of marine and industrial biotechnology, and over 70 came to the conference session. At the pre-conference, attendees were provided with a comprehensive assessment of the biobased economy in the field of bioenergy, health and chemistry from the sea. The conference session had focus on the UK-No partnership and how the development of marine biorefineries and utilization of marine diversity can contribute to the development of the bioeconomy. Feedback was very positive for the sessions and for the inclusion of marine biotechnology in future industrial biotechnology initiatives, including relevant parts of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Find the complete conference note here!