INTRODUCING THE NEXT FEBS Congress

The 47th FEBS Congress (‘FEBS 2023’) will be held in Tours, France from 8th to 12th July 2023, under the slogan ‘Together in bioscience for a better future’. The event is hosted by the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM), and the journals of FEBS are also closely involved in the development of the scientific programme.

We look forward to welcoming researchers from across biochemistry, molecular biology and related disciplines for an exciting few days of research updates, inspiration and networking. Browse the  Congress website for the scientific program, an introduction to Tours, and to find out about opportunities to present your work.  Registration and abstract submission are now open!

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.

RECENT FEBS CONGRESSES

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.

FUTURE FEBS CONGRESSES

2024: 48th FEBS Congress, Milano, Italy 29 June – 4 July 2024
2025: The application period has closed.

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.