The fifth edition of this event is being organized with the Biochemical Society (UK), in association with IUBMB, and will take place in Manchester, UK, 25–26 May 2023.

The 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. It will focus heavily on communities of practice in bioscience education. Session themes are:

  • 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

Find more details about registration and submitting an abstract on the Biochemical Society site here. Members of FEBS Constituent Societies are eligible for a reduced registration fee. In addition, FEBS Education Committee will provide five bursaries (400 Euros each) to partially cover the registration fee and travel expenses of participants from FEBS Constituent Societies. More details including how to apply for a bursary (deadline 26 March 2023) are on the registration page.

‘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. Find out more and register here.