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Plenary speakers and highlight events - ECB2024

The first European Congress of Biotechnology (ECB) in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 1978 marked the inauguration of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB). In 2024, we would like to invite you to the Netherlands to attend the longest running biotechnology congress in Europe.

The European Congress on Biotechnology ECB2024 ( will be held on 30 June-3 July 2024 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). It will be a joint event combining:
  • European Congress on Biotechnology ECB2024;
  • IBS2024, the major event organised since 1960 by the biotechnology sub-division of IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry;
  • NBC-24, the annual meeting of The Dutch Biotechnology Association (NBV).
The over-arching theme for the 2024 Congress is “Grand Challenges for Biotechnology: Health; Food Security; and Global Warming”. To meet these challenges will require close cooperation between industry, academia, research institutes and national governments. The scientific programme will therefore focus on how to translate front line research into commercially viable applications.

Reasons to attend the meeting:
  • Stellar plenary lectures
  • 60 keynote lectures from top scientists in 30 symposia
  • Opportunities to present your work as an invited lecture or flash poster
  • Learn how to publish in international journals
  • Highlight events
  • Network with more than 800 biotechnologists from across the world
Important dates:
  • Poster submission deadline: 16 June 2024
  • Early bird registration deadline: 24 May 2024