Welcome to the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
Founded on 1st January 1964, The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) is one of the largest organizations in European life sciences, with more than 36,000 members distributed among over 35 national biochemistry and molecular biology societies (our 'Constituent Societies') across Europe and neighbouring regions.
As a charitable organization, FEBS promotes, encourages and supports biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular biophysics and all related areas, in a variety of ways:
- We offer advanced courses (with Youth Travel Fund grants for FEBS members),
- We provide various types of fellowships (for FEBS members - and non-members in the case of Summer Fellowships),
- We publish primary research and reviews through our four journals: FEBS Journal, FEBS Letters, Molecular Oncology and FEBS Open Bio
- We facilitate the exchange of information at our annual Congress and other meetings (see below)
- We run an annual Young Scientists’ Forum, for scientific exchange and support for career development
- We run workshops on biochemistry and molecular biology education
- We support Constituent Society meetings through our FEBS3+ and National Lecture programmes
- We award prizes and medals in recognition of scientific distinction
- We support science in disadvantaged economies of the FEBS area, and action on women in science
- We follow and make recommendations on European science policy
- In addition to providing information through our website, we offer a free e-newsletter, FEBS News, with updates on FEBS programmes, news from the FEBS community and Constituent Societies, and events and job listings
Further details on the work of FEBS can be found in the various sections of this website, and recent updates are collated in FEBS News. For a historical perspective on the development and work of FEBS, see Forty Years of FEBS – A Memoir, by Horst Feldmann.