The FEBS Congress
Plans for the 2017 FEBS Congress are well under way: explore the Congress website and save the dates!
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. Recently, a FEBS Fellows Meeting, bringing together senior recipients of FEBS Long-Term and Return-to-Europe Fellowships, has also taken place ahead of the Congress every other year.
Upcoming FEBS Congresses
2017: Jerusalem, Israel; 10–14 September 2017; www.febscongress.org
2018: Prague, Czech Republic; 7–12 July 2018
2019: Krakow, Poland; 6 - 11 July 2019
Recent FEBS Congresses
2016: This was scheduled for Kuşadası, Turkey, but the live event was cancelled; see www.febs2016.org
2015: 40th FEBS Congress, Berlin, Germany
2014: FEBS–EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France
2013: 38th FEBS Congress, St Petersburg Russia
For a longer list of past events, see www.febscongress.org
Reports and photos from each FEBS Congress normally appear in the first issue of FEBS News after the event.
Applications to host future FEBS Congresses
Bids to host future FEBS Congresses are normally invited from FEBS Constituent Societies by the FEBS Secretary General approximately 3.5 years ahead of the event. Bids are now invited for the 2020 Congress, with the deadline of 8th May 2017. For more information, including Congress guidelines, please contact the FEBS Congress Counsellor through the Contact Us section of the website.