The FEBS Congress
The 45th FEBS Congress, hosted by the Slovenian Biochemical Society and the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been postponed to 2021. See the latest news on the Congress website: 2020.febscongress.org
About FEBS Congresses
The FEBS Congress is one of the most visible activities of FEBS. As one of the largest bio-congresses in Europe, featuring up to approx. 2500 attendees, the Congress provides a platform for international scientific exchange and showcases the newest developments in biochemistry, molecular biology and related areas. The Congress comprises plenary lectures presented by outstanding scientists including Nobel Laureates, a range of subject-specific symposia to provide the latest updates in different areas of bioscience research, extensive poster communications, and a variety of interesting workshops and other activities on related topics. The Congress is held annually in countries that have a Constituent Society of FEBS, moving to a different location each year.
The Congress is also immediately preceded by the FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF), a lively gathering of over 100 PhD students and young postdocs, whose attendance at this event and the ensuing FEBS Congress is funded by FEBS YSF awards. In addition, FEBS supports participation of a large number of young scientists in its annual Congress through the FEBS Bursaries scheme. Recently, a FEBS Fellows Meeting, bringing together senior recipients of FEBS Long-Term and Return-to-Europe Fellowships, has also taken place ahead of the Congress every other year.
Upcoming FEBS Congresses
2021: 45th FEBS Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3–8 July 2021
2022: 46th FEBS, 25th IUBMB and 15th PABMB joint Congress, Lisbon, Portugal; dates TBC
2023: 47th FEBS Congress, Moscow, Russia date TBC
Recent FEBS Congresses
2019: 44th FEBS Congress, Krakow, Poland; 6–11 July 2019
2018: 43rd FEBS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic; 7–12 July 2018
2017: 42nd FEBS Congress, Jerusalem, Israel
2016: 41st FEBS Congress was scheduled for Kuşadası, Turkey, but the live event was cancelled.
2015: 40th FEBS Congress, Berlin, Germany
2014: FEBS–EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France
2013: 38th FEBS Congress, St Petersburg Russia
2012: Joint 22nd IUBMB & 37th FEBS Congress, Seville, Spain
2011: 36th FEBS Congress, Torino, Italy
2010: 35th FEBS Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden
Reports and photos from each FEBS Congress normally appear in the first issue of FEBS News after the event.
Applications to host future FEBS Congresses
Bids to host future FEBS Congresses are normally invited from FEBS Constituent Societies by the FEBS Secretary General approximately 3.5 years ahead of the event. The call for bids to host the 48th FEBS Congress in 2024 is now open and a letter outlining a society's bid should be submitted by 31st July 2020.
For more information, including Congress guidelines, please contact the FEBS Congress Counsellor through the Contact Us section of the website.