As part of its societal remit, the FEBS Science and Society Committee runs a Science and Society session at the FEBS Congress, which in 2022 explored the topic of ‘RNA solutions to genetic and infectious diseases‘ (see the session details at the IUBMB–FEBS–PABMB Congress here). The RNA molecule is nowadays being used for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and rare genetic diseases, but also for diseases as cancer or neurodegenerative diseases.

The committee would like to build on this and reach a wider audience and to this end here announces a call for proposals from FEBS Constituent Societies to run a ‘science and society’ event or activity in 2023 under the same theme.

The exact format of the event/activity is up to the organizing Society, and the committee would like to support a range of activities from speaker events to educational activities, including for public engagement on this issue. Up to €1500 is available from FEBS to support this event/activity. Events or activities which involve more than one FEBS Constituent Society or which enable the sharing of an activity across FEBS Constituent Societies are encouraged.

Societies who wish to apply should check further details here and submit a 1-page (A4) outline of their event/activity along with the proposed budget by15 January 2023 to Prof. Enrique Viguera of the FEBS Science and Society Committee at [email protected]