‘Evolving molecular bioscience education‘ is back for its fifth event in the series. This two-day event is aimed at anyone teaching or supporting learning in higher education in the molecular biosciences, from early career researchers to established professors. The event will comprise group discussions, talks from invited speakers, and flash talks and posters from delegates. The event will focus heavily on communities of practice in bioscience education.
Novel approaches to student assessment
Practical solutions for improving inclusivity and accessibility of bioscience education
Evaluating, understanding and promoting student engagement
Communities of practice for the development of teaching, considering both staff and students
‘Evolving molecular bioscience education’ will be associated with a preceding training event on educational research in the biosciences, 23 – 24 May 2023, Manchester, UK. This training event aims to provide a framework for designing, evaluating and publishing new research projects in education. It is aimed at education-focused academics in the biosciences, and postgraduate and early-career researchers considering a move into an education-focused role.
Organizers: A joint event organized by FEBS and the Biochemical Society, in association with the IUBMB
2–10 June 2023
Structural Drug Design 2023: biology, chemistry and computers
This FEBS Advanced Lecture Course aims to provide an overview of the current structural, biophysical, informatics and chemical techniques used in disease biology understanding and drug discovery and design. A combination of lectures and workshops will provide theoretical background and hands-on experience. Poster sessions and short talks, as well as the very informal atmosphere typical of the beautiful town of Erice, will encourage networking and interactions with leaders in the field.
Organizers: Giovanna Scapin, Charlotte Dean, Frank von Delft
This FEBS Advanced Lecture Course will cover all fields related to the study of the family of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs), from basic molecular and physiological studies to applied clinical research with an explicit aim to cover drug development. The different sessions are organized in a way that facilitates interaction between young researchers and senior scientists. The meeting is expected to host ~100 participants encompassing scientists engaged in drug chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry, DNA damage response, animal and human studies.
Organizers: Andreja Mikos, Ivan Matic
Deadline for applications: 20 March 2023
4–9 June 2023
Mechanics in biology: from molecules to cells and tissues
This course addresses the mechanobiology community and aims at offering a comprehensive view on advanced approaches to measure and quantify the mechanical properties of biological materials at different scales, from molecules to cells and tissues. It will include scientific lectures, hands-on activity with state-of-the-art instruments, and evening discussions with researchers from university and industrial background. A social event will help cement the cohort of attendees.
Proteolysis is a critical post-translational modification as every protein encounter a protease in their lifetime, be it signal peptide removal, activation, processing, or degradation. Proteases act in concerted networks to amplify signals, regulate biology and are hypothesized molecular switches and effectors involved in tissue remodeling. The extracellular matrix (ECM) regulates key functions such as cell movement, shape, growth and survival via cell adhesion, cell-ECM, and cell-cell interactions, and some biological functions that are still uncharacterized. We are only beginning to understand the intriguing regulatory aspects of proteases that modulate the ECM and many questions remain. Specifically, 1- How universal are the auto-feedback mechanisms driven by ECM proteolysis? 2- How does cleaved ECM regulate the initiation and resolution of inflammation and cancer progression? 3- Does aberrant proteolysis dysregulate the resolution of inflammation or it is the ECM that regulate proteolysis? Our meeting will directly address these questions by inviting several experts from the ECM and proteases and give them an opportunity to discuss where the next decade will take us.
Organizers: Irit Sagi, Antoine Dufour, Nikos Karamanos
The FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF) is a popular event for about 100 PhD students and postdocs mostly from the FEBS area that takes place in conjunction with – and just before – the annual FEBS Congress. Selected applicants are supported by FEBS grants. The YSF comprises opportunities for participants to present their own research work, take part in career skills sessions, hear and meet keynote lecturers, and enjoy a social programme. YSF participants also go on to experience the FEBS Congress, which is one of the largest gatherings in the biosciences in Europe.
Deadline for applications: 8 December 2022
8–12 July 2023
47th FEBS Congress – ‘Together in bioscience for a better future’
‘FEBS 2023’ will include several plenary lectures from outstanding research leaders, for inspiration and a broad perspective on recent research progress across the molecular and cellular life sciences; symposia sessions offering deeper dives into fast-moving topics identified as exciting and important areas for researchers to keep abreast of now, from basic science subjects to topics with more direct relevance for human health and environmental concerns; opportunities for those attending to be active participants by presenting their own work as brief talks or posters. See you in Tours!