The FEBS Congress
The 40th FEBS Congress, 2015
The 2015 FEBS Congress, with the theme 'The Biochemical Basis of Life', will be held in Berlin, hosted by the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), from 4th to 9th July 2015.
The rich scientific program for the event includes focused research symposia, headline lectures, and special sessions on wider issues:
- Over 100 distinguished speakers will lecture on the latest research in the molecular life sciences: check out the updated program information on the Congress website, including the latest speaker list and the interactive program planner
- Plenary speakers include the FEBS medal lecturers Jürgen Knoblich (Austria), Susan Lindquist (USA) and Matthias Mann (Germany), and the FEBS|EMBO Women in Science Award winner Caroline Dean (UK)
- Special Sessions cover the future of scientific publishing, data management and reproducibility, molecular life science education, and science and society issues.
40th FEBS Congress website: http://www.febs2015.org
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The 2015 FEBS Young Scientists' Forum will take place in Berlin immediately before the Congress, from 2nd to 4th July 2015.
About FEBS Congresses
The FEBS Congress is one of the most visible activities of FEBS. As one of the largest bio-congresses in Europe, featuring approx. 2500 attendees, the Congress provides a platform for international scientific exchange and showcases the newest developments in biochemistry, molecular biology and related areas. The Congress comprises plenary lectures presented by outstanding scientists including Nobel Laureates, a range of subject-specific symposia to provide the latest updates in different areas of bioscience research, extensive poster communications, and a variety of interesting workshops and other activities on related topics. The Congress is held annually in countries that have a Constituent Society of FEBS, moving to a different location each year.
The Congress is also immediately preceded by the FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF), a lively gathering of over 100 PhD students and young postdocs, whose attendance at this event and the ensuing FEBS Congress is funded by FEBS YSF awards. In addition, FEBS supports participation of a large number of young scientists in its annual Congress through the FEBS Bursaries scheme. In 2012 and 2014, a FEBS Fellows' Forum, bringing together senior recipients of FEBS Long-Term and Return-to-Europe Fellowships, also took place ahead of the Congress.
Upcoming FEBS Congresses
2015: Berlin, Germany; 4–9 July 2015
2016: Kusadasi, Turkey; 3–8 September 2016
2017: Jerusalem, Israel; dates TBC
Recent FEBS Congresses
2014: FEBS–EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France
2013: 38th FEBS Congress, St Petersburg Russia
2012: 22nd IUBMB and 37th FEBS Congress, Sevilla, Spain
2011: 36th FEBS Congress, Torino, Italy
2010: 35th FEBS Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009: 34th FEBS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
Reports and photos from each FEBS Congress normally appear in the first issue of FEBS News after the event.
Congress abstracts are published by The FEBS Journal:
For queries on FEBS Congresses, and application guidelines for FEBS Constitutent Societies interested in hosting future FEBS Congresses, please contact the FEBS Congress Counsellor through the Contact Us section of the website.