October 10, 2020

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors

Press release: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the […]
July 3, 2020

FSN webinar “Farming, Science and the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies”

In the in the first half of 2020, the European Commission adopted two related strategies: the Farm to Fork Strategy and the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy which […]
May 11, 2020

PRRI letter to EU institutions on modern biotechnology, innovation, governance and public debate

To: the President of the European Commission, Mrs Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Parliament, Mr David Sassoli. the President of the European […]
November 24, 2019

FSN event “Agricultural innovation and trade agreements in a changing climate”.

European farmers are, as farmers all over the world, faced with the daunting task of producing enough and safe food in a sustainable way and under […]
June 10, 2019

BiotechFan video contest at European Biotech week 2019

As part of European Biotech Week 2019 there will be a #BiotechFan video contest. Winners of the contest will win: Accomodation/travel to Brussels (if based in the EU) […]
April 19, 2019

European Parliament endorsed Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme

On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament endorsed Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme for the next budget period from 2021 to 2027, with […]
January 26, 2019

Letter: Global challenges, Science & Research, Brexit

Open letter to the President of the European Commission and the Prime Minister of the UK: Dear Mr. Juncker and Mrs. May, I write on behalf […]
November 23, 2018

UN Biodiversity Conference 2018

From 17 to 29 November 2018, three concurrent meetings are held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, referred to as the “UN Biodiversity Conference 2018” or “COPMOP2018”: the […]