17th European Biotechnology Congress, Krakow, Poland

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CBMNet sponsored Professor Dave Kelly from The University of Sheffield to attend The 17th European Biotechnology Congress, Krakow, Poland to promote CBMNet activities.

The 17th European Congress of Biotechnology (ECB) was held this year in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland. The ECB is one of the major worldwide showcases for the latest research in Biotechnology and is organised biennially by the European Federation of Biotechnology.

The ECB welcomed over 1,000 delegates in Krakow over 3 days and the meeting was highly successful, with parallel sessions, poster sessions, a trade exhibition and state of the art talks from several internationally renowned Plenary Lecturers, including Emanuelle Charpentier, whose ground-breaking research on CRISPR-Cas9 has led to the wide application of this new tool in biotechnology.

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Professor Dave Kelly said ”My participation at the meeting was enabled by CBMNet funding; several of the themes of the ECB were highly relevant to the CBMNet remit in understanding and exploiting transport across membranes. Two of my PhD students were selected to give oral presentations on their solute transport related projects and I was able to advertise and explain CBMNet to delegates both in conversations and with the distribution of promotional materials. I believe the involvement of CBMNet at the ECB has helped to further raise awareness of the importance of membrane transport processes in biotechnology.”