The FEBS Education Committee has the mission of promoting biochemistry and molecular biology education and training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To realize this objective:
1. We provide leadership in training activities to increase the knowledge and skills of educators
2. We support and encourage the development of innovative teaching methods and educational resources
3. We organize activities and workshops designed to strategically improve education in the molecular life sciences
4. We disseminate good education policies, exchange ideas and share good practices through FEBS Education Ambassadors
5. We distribute grants to support educational activities
6. We arrange education sessions at each FEBS Congress
FEBS Education Events
The organization and funding of FEBS education events are a key way the aims of the FEBS Education Committee are realized. These include FEBS Education Committee Seasonal Webinars, FEBS Education Workshops, FEBS-sponsored Ambassador Education Events, education activities at the FEBS Congresses as well as events run jointly with FEBS bodies such as the Advanced Courses Committee, the Working Group on the Careers of Young Scientists, and the Working Group on Integration. Upcoming and recent FEBS Education events are listed in the Events section of this website, on the Education events page.
FEBS Education Ambassadors
FEBS Education Ambassadors is a unique structure in which FEBS Constituent Societies have one appointed member as a representative. Education Ambassadors use a special mail group, as well as the FEBS Education Platform and the FEBS Network to exchange ideas and communicate on all issues on education. The Ambassadors also meet once a year for a 1.5-day event, sponsored by FEBS, to share progress and ideas on educational issues across Europe. Recent or upcoming FEBS Education Ambassadors Meetings are listed on the Education events page.
An Education section in FEBS Open Bio
Following a proposal from the FEBS Education Committee, the open access journal FEBS Open Bio began a new section devoted to original and valuable publications in biochemical and molecular life sciences education. The overall aim of this initiative is to foster good educational practices, stimulate the development of innovative teaching methods, and disseminate advice on educational techniques and resources. For further details and recent articles, find the FEBS Open Bio education section here.
An Educator channel on the FEBS Network
One section of the FEBS Network is dedicated to blog-style posts on teaching approaches and resources for lecturers and tutors in the molecular life sciences, as well as announcements on education activities. If you would like to contribute a post to the FEBS Network Educator channel, please contact [email protected]
Resources and enquiries
For resources from FEBS Education events, please visit the FEBS Education Platform at: www.febs-edu.eu. The FEBS Education Platform is maintained by the FEBS Education Committee and supplements general information on the FEBS website, serving to disseminate FEBS education activities and to share resources.
For enquiries on FEBS Education events (focused on pedagogical issues), please contact Prof. Ferhan G. Sağın, Chair, FEBS Education Committee, via the Contact section of the website. For members of the Education Committee, click here.