ISEB (International Society for Environmental Biotechnology) is an interdisciplinary society of scientists, engineers, and other individuals who have decided to join forces to promote environmental biotechnology. In this context, environmental biotechnology is defined as the integration of science and engineer for the development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water), and for environment-friendly processes development (green manufacturing technologies and sustainable development).

Initiated in 1992, ISEB is a communication network for the promotion of environmental biotechnology and facilitation of relevant information exchange. As such, ISEB provides an annotated membership list, sponsorship of a major biennial symposium and other special conferences, and subscription to an email newsletter.





Message by the Conference co-chairs:

Dear colleagues,

The tradition of the successful European Bioremediation conferences continues! However this time we have joined forces with the International Society for Environmental Biotechnology and we shall host in Chania the joint conference of the 7th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VII) and the 11th International Society for Environmental Biotechnology conference (ISEB 2018), which will take place in Chania, Crete from June 25 to June 28, 2018.

The European Bioremediation Conferences started in 2001 organized by TU-Crete. Since then, six conferences managed to bring together scientists and engineers from all over the world to present their findings and exchange information on recent advances in environmental remediation technologies, especially focusing on bioremediation and phytoremediation of contaminated sites including the marine environment. At the last conference (2015) more than 340 abstracts were submitted from 50 countries worldwide.

The International Society for Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB) is an interdisciplinary society of scientists and engineers who have as basic objective the development and promotion of environmental biotechnology worldwide as the way to address environmental problems from a wide perspective. Since its beginning in 1992, ISEB has organized 10 conferences with delegates from more than 30 different countries. The last conference (2016) was successfully organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain.

You are invited to join us at the EBC-VII & ISEB-2018 conference, which is co-organized by the Technical University of Crete, the University of Bologna and the International Society for Environmental Biotechnology. The conference topics have been expanded to include new challenges, future trends, directions and most recent technological innovations for management and restoration of a wide range of contaminated sites and marine environments as well as on resource preservation through recycling and bio-based reclamation, towards to a circular economy model implementation.

We look forward to seeing you all in Chania!

Nicolas,  Fabio & Eugenia

Conference co-chairs:


Prof. Nicolas Kalogerakis (TU - Crete)


Prof. Fabio Fava (University of Bologna)

Prof. Eugenia J. Olguin (INECOL-Mexico)


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