Education Activities at the 47th FEBS Congress

Posters on aspects of molecular life sciences education are warmly invited for the 47th FEBS Congress in Tours, 8–12 July 2023. A FEBS Education Poster Prize will be awarded during the event.

In addition, the FEBS Education committee is holding an evening event at the 47th FEBS Congress entitled ‘FEBS Stands Up for Education: Hot Topics, Music and More‘, featuring dynamic speakers who will share their insights and perspectives on key issues facing education today.

About FEBS Education events

The organization and funding of events to advance teaching, training and learning in the molecular life sciences at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is a key activity of the FEBS Education committee.  Among the aims are increasing the knowledge and skills of educators, encouraging the development of innovative teaching methods and educational resources, and sharing good practice.

Supported education events include a seasonal webinar series, workshops jointly organized by  FEBS and a FEBS Constituent Society, education sessions at the FEBS Congress, and workshops organized by FEBS Education Ambassadors.

Find more details on FEBS education activities on the Education/Training page.

Recent FEBS  Education events

FEBS Education Joint Workshop: Evolving molecular bioscience education

Organized with the Biochemical Society (UK), in association with IUBMB
Manchester, UK; 25–26 May 2023

The fifth edition of this event comprised group discussions, talks from invited speakers, and flash talks and posters from delegates. Topics included Practical solutions for improving inclusivity and accessibility of bioscience education; Evaluating, understanding, and promoting student engagement; Novel approaches to student assessment; Thriving, not just surviving: communities of practice for the development of teaching, considering both staff and students.  It was preceded by a training event on educational research in the biosciences.

FEBS Education Session at the Conference of the Association of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 18 May 2023

This education-focused day at the Society’s first national conference has received support from the FEBS Education Ambassador scheme. Find the event’s program here.

FEBS Education Ambassadors Meeting 2023

The 2023 FEBS Education Ambassadors Meeting, bringing together representatives appointed by the FEBS Constituent Societies, took place 5–6 May 2023, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

FEBS Education Committee Seasonal Webinars

Spring webinar: ‘Visualization in science education: emerging opportunities for making the invisible visible’, Konrad Schönborn, Sweden; 20 April 2022

Summer webinar: ”How to support sustainable supervision of doctoral researchers’, Erkki Raulo, Finland; 20 June 2022

Autumn webinar: ‘Development of a teaching module for PhD candidates’, John Kelly, Ireland; 3 November 2022

Winter webinar: ‘Assessment 101 and beyond in Life Sciences education’, S. Ayhan Çalışkan, UAE; 15 March 2023

FEBS Education Joint Workshop: Research on education

Organized with the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HDBMB)
Zagreb, Croatia; 4–5 October 2022

This joint international workshop focused on how to perform educational research – the application of scientific methods to study educational practices. It covered designing an educational research, identifying a research question, reviewing the literature, and choosing appropriate research methods to collect, analyse and interpret the data.

Education Activities at the IUBMB–FEBS–PABMB Congress

Activities at the Congress in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2022 were:

(1) FEBS Education Plenary Lecture: ‘Beating to a different drum: how can education become relevant again?’, Boris Jokić, Croatia

(2) FEBS/IUBMB Education Session: Where we go from here? Experiences, lessons learned and projections for hybrid post-COVID education
•The DJ-ification of education, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Spain
• Hybrid learning is here to stay and it is even more about student engagement and experiences, Tracey Kuit, Australia
• Digital strategies for blended and interdisciplinary learning, Rosemary Clyne, UK

(3) Posters on education