Welcome to the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
Founded on 1st January 1964, The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) has become one of Europe's largest organizations in the molecular life sciences, with over 36,000 members across more than 35 biochemistry and molecular biology societies (its 'Constituent Societies') in different countries of Europe and neighbouring regions. As a grass-roots organization FEBS thereby provides a voice to a large part of the academic research and teaching community in Europe and beyond.
As a charity, FEBS promotes and supports biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular biophysics and related research areas through its journals, Congress, Advanced Courses, Fellowships and other initiatives. There is an emphasis in many programmes on scientific exchange and cooperation between scientists working in different countries, and on promotion of the training of early-career scientists.
The various sections of the FEBS website provide an overview of our current aims and work:
About Us explains the charitable status and objectives of FEBS, as well as its governance structure, which is based on committees of elected distinguished scientists working pro bono, under a FEBS Council composed of delegates from each Constituent Society.
Our Activities provides detailed information on all current FEBS programmes, ranging from our long-standing annual FEBS Congress, FEBS Advanced Courses and FEBS Fellowships to our newer initiatives such as workshops on molecular life science education and worldwide lecture sponsorship.
Our Publications introduces FEBS' four scientific journals, which have been central to the development of FEBS. Through their distinguished editorial boards, peer review procedures and productive relationships with publishing partners, the journals have not only provided scientists with effective routes for research dissemination and assimilation, but also an income stream to fund the other programmes of FEBS.
Our Members provides quick access to overviews of our many Constituent Societies, as well as details on support programmes that societies and their members can access.
News collates announcements from FEBS, our journals and our Constituent Societies, and also provides a home to our pdf magazine FEBS News. In this section, you will also find links to a Conference Calendar (brief listings of bioscience meetings, from many organizations, throughout the FEBS area) and a Career Opportunities page.