The FEBS Congress
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
2016: Kuşadası, Turkey; 3–8 September 2016. Congress website: www.febs2016.org
2017: Jerusalem, Israel; 10–14 September 2017
2018: Prague, Czech Republic; 7–12 July 2018
Recent FEBS Congresses
2015: 40th FEBS Congress, Berlin, Germany
The 2015 FEBS Congress, with the theme 'The Biochemical Basis of Life', was hosted by the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) in Berlin from 4th to 9th July 2015.
Abstracts for the 40th FEBS Congress are collected in a special issue of The FEBS Journal – FEBS J. 282, Issue Supplement s1, July 2015, pages 1–422.
Look out for photos and reports in the autumn 2015 issue of FEBS News.
2014: FEBS–EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France
2013: 38th FEBS Congress, St Petersburg Russia
For a longer list of past events, see www.febs2016.org/about-febs-congresses
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. For the 2019 Congress, invitations will be sent in early 2016, and the bid submission date is expected to be March/April 2016 . For more information, including Congress guidelines, please contact the FEBS Congress Counsellor through the Contact Us section of the website.