The Environmental Biology Network (EBNet), a BBSRC/EPSRC NIBB, is a free-to-join network open to all. One of 6 new Phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB), we exist to network individuals working across all areas, including industry, government, regulators, social enterprises and community groups alongside academics from all disciplines and interests. Join us at the start of this 5 year network to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and opportunities in your field.

ECR Travel/Placement Calls Now Open

1. ECR Travel Bursary-UK to overseas (£1,500): EBNet has a limited number of travel bursaries to support ECR travel to overseas conferences. These will be allocated competitively to preselected conferences only over the course of the Network. In order to qualify, you should be an ECR member of EBNet. All applica- tions must include a copy of your acceptance. The first targeted call is for the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 18-23 Oct 20 in Copenhagen. See: Their submissions close 30 Oct 19 with notifica- tions from 15 Apr 20. Download the guidance and application form. 2. Placements - Academic/Industry, UK or Overseas (£1,500-£3,000). If you want to learn a new skill or gain a new perspective from industry, we have a limited number of placements available to support members to access outside expertise for relevant knowledge exchange. These will be allocated competitively through quarterly calls over the course of the Network and are open to all UK- based EBNet members. The first call deadline is Monday, 18 Nov 19. Download the guidance and application form.

European Biosolids & Organic Resource

Conference & Exhibition Travel Vouchers

EBNet are proud to sponsor the poster session at this major event, held in Manchester on 19-20 Nov, with a £250 top prize to the winning poster. Are you an ECR member? If you participate in the Poster Session to share your work, EBNet can support your attendance with a £100 Travel Bursary. Contact us for further details. See

Metal Biorecovery Workshop

Manchester, 28-29 Nov 19

This is a joint E3B:Metals in Biology and EBNet event. It is a 2-day workshop to bring together academic and industrial scientists to develop plans for upcoming UKRI and BBSRC funding calls. The meeting is free to attend and overnight accommodation is provided, but places are strictly limited. Contact for more information.

EBNet/Algae-UK Joint event -

9 Oct 19, Birkbeck College, London

Presentations coming soon!

Early Career Researcher Conference

Our congratulations to all the winners at our ECR Conference: Best Overall Presentation (Prize: £1,500 Travel Bursary): Aaron Brown, University of Leeds Best in Session 1: Ziyi Liu, Imperial College London Best in Session 2: Aaron Brown, University of Leeds Best in Session 3: Natalia Jawiarczyk, Cranfield University Best in Session 4: Anastasiia Kostrytsia, University of Glasgow Best in Session 5: James Robson, University of York Best in Session 6: Angela Sherry, Newcastle University Best Poster- First prize: Nopa Maulidiany, University of Southampton Best Poster- Joint Second prize(s): Umar Abdulmutalib, University of Surrey Burhan Shamurad, University of Newcastle Zhouying Wu, Imperial College London ECR Photography competition winners: 1 st - James Robson, University of York: “Light and heavy isotope labelled DNA from methane producing anaer- obic digesters to identify active populations” 2 nd - Sanjay Nagarajan, Queen’s University Belfast: “Next gen AMPTS system, known as the ‘gas endeavour system’ to monitor BMP.” 3 rd - Nopa Maulidiany, University of Southampton: “Granular sludge treating Remazole Brilliant Blue dye.”

Activities and Funding

Opt in to join the EB Network and benefit from our free newsletter, members’ events, workshops, cross-disciplinary events, funding opportunities, access to world-class speakers and other activities. We plan to provide UK ECRs with funding via travel bursaries, secondments, industry placements and training, both in the UK and overseas - and our FREE annual ECR conference, a relaxed event run by ECRs for ECRs. Our dedicated research flexible funds encompass Interdisciplinary Translational Research (ITR) projects - up to £100,000 (academic only) and Industry Support Grants (ISG) - up to £10,000 (academia/industry match funded). Be the first to be notified of calls.

EBNet Aims

The aim of EBNet is to develop and strengthen links between advanced molecu- lar and applied microbiology, engineering and systems optimisation to maximise the societal impacts and benefits. Its overall goal is to take fundamental discov- ery science towards practical application in key areas of the human/environment interface.

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