The FEBS Congress
Save the dates for FEBS2016! The FEBS Congress website is currently being updated and registration for the 41st FEBS Congress is expected to open soon. Explore the site now to discover the great line up of plenary speakers and to find out about the fascinating location of Ephesus / Kuşadası.
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
2016: Kuşadası, Turkey; 3–8 September 2016
2017: Jerusalem, Israel; 10–14 September 2017
2018: Prague, Czech Republic; 7–12 July 2018
Recent FEBS Congresses
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.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.