We are delighted to announce that the 48th FEBS Congress (‘FEBS 2024’), titled ‘Mining biochemistry for human health and well-being’, will take place in Milano, from 29 June to 3 July 2024, hosted by the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Visit the Congress website for all the details, including the scientific programme, options to present your work, and travel to Milano. Registration and abstract submission are open, and we hope to see you in Milano!

About FEBS Congresses

The annual FEBS Congress is one of the most visible activities of FEBS. As one of the largest bio-congresses in Europe, attracting up to ~2000 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 inspiring plenary lectures presented by outstanding scientists, a range of subject-specific symposia to provide deeper dives into different areas of bioscience research, extensive poster communications, and interesting workshops and other activities on related topics. It is also a celebration of achievements, with several FEBS medals and prizes awarded. FEBS Congresses are a collaboration between FEBS and one or more of its Constituent Societies, moving to a different location within the FEBS area each year.

FEBS supports participation of a large number of young scientists in its annual Congress through the FEBS Congress Bursaries scheme. In addition, 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 grants.


2023: 47th FEBS Congress, Tours, France

The 47th FEBS Congress (‘FEBS 2023’) was held in Tours, France from 8 to 12 July 2023, under the slogan ‘Together in bioscience for a better future’, hosted by the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM). Browse photos from the event on the Congress website here.

2022: 46th FEB Congress held with 25th IUBMB Congress and 15th PABMB Congress as ‘The Biochemistry Global Summit’, Lisbon, Portugal. Visit the website here
2021: 45th FEBS Congress, planned for Ljubljana, Slovenia (2020) – converted to virtual format due to the Covid pandemic
2019: 44th FEBS Congress, Krakow, Poland
2018: 43rd FEBS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic

Earlier recent Congresses: 2017: 42nd FEBS Congress, Jerusalem, Israel | 2016: 41st FEBS Congress, planned for Kuşadası, Turkey, but the live event was cancelled | 2015: 40th FEBS Congress, Berlin, Germany | 2014: FEBS–EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France | 2013: 38th FEBS Congress, St Petersburg Russia | 2012: Joint 22nd IUBMB & 37th FEBS Congress, Seville, Spain | 2011: 36th FEBS Congress, Torino, Italy | 2010: 35th FEBS Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden. Find a longer list back to 1964 here.

Reports and photos from each recent FEBS Congress appear in the first issue of FEBS News after the event.

Congress abstracts

From 2018, Congress abstracts (except late-breaking abstracts) are published in supplements of FEBS Open Bio: click here for the supplement list.
Earlier Congress abstracts can be found in supplements of The FEBS Journal here.


2024: 48th FEBS Congress, Milano, Italy; 29 June – 3 July 2024
2025: 49th FEBS Congress, Istanbul, Türkiye; 5–9 July 2025
2026: the call for bids to host the 50th FEBS Congress has closed; the location will be announced shortly.

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 more information, including Congress guidelines, FEBS Constituent Societies can contact the FEBS Congress Counsellor through the Contact section of the website.