As one of the largest scientific organizations in the European community, and with the general aim of advancement of research and education for the public benefit in the sciences of biochemistry, molecular biology and related disciplines, FEBS funds a range of scientific and educational events on advanced topics in these areas. FEBS funding of courses is focused on promotion of molecular life sciences in Europe and enhancing collaboration between different regions.
The lecture courses, workshops and practical courses in the FEBS Advanced Courses Programme aim to provide the latest updates on research, as well as a strong educational element that makes them especially valuable to PhD students and postdocs. Such early-career scientists can apply to Course Organizers for financial support for attendance through FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants.
FEBS Advanced Courses 2019 and 2020
For the full list of events supported by the FEBS Advanced Courses programme in 2019, go to the 2019 Advanced Courses webpage. Upcoming events are also highlighted in FEBS e-newsletters (sign up in the right margin of our News page) and via Twitter (@FEBSnews). The full program for FEBS Advanced Courses 2020 will be available in autumn 2019; a preliminary partial list is available here.
Future FEBS Advanced Courses: news for prospective course organizers
Next applications deadline. The call for proposals for courses that will run in 2020 is now closed. Deadlines for funding applications for 2021 events are March 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020. Please note however that applications to hold Joint FEBS/EMBO Lecture courses must be submitted only at the March 1, 2020 deadline.
How to apply for course funding. The 'Course Organizers' section of the website includes detailed guidelines on FEBS Advanced Courses and access to our online application and reporting system via 'Course Applications and Reporting'.
Joint meetings. FEBS is extending cooperation with other grant-giving scientific organizations and societies in the funding of Advanced Courses. In addition to the established 'Joint FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses', FEBS has collaborated recently with IUBMB and the Biochemical Society (UK) in course delivery.
Advanced Courses photos on the FEBS website are from an Advanced Lecture Course in Spetses on cancer signal transduction (homepage; course organizer J. Bos) and a Practical Course in Jena on human pathogenic fungi (above; course organizer B. Hube).