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About FEBS Congresses

The FEBS Congress aims to provide an outstanding international forum in the area of Europe and neighbouring regions for the face to face exchange of knowledge and ideas across the molecular life sciences.

The core scientific programme comprises inspiring plenary lectures from distinguished researchers working in areas of high topical interest, and a range of themed symposia providing focused updates from leading experts in each field. The contribution of participants towards the scientific discussion at the event is encouraged by the opportunity to present work through extensive poster sessions, and submitted abstracts may also be considered for oral presentations.

The broad subject coverage of the Congress and its size provide an excellent setting for participants to gain valuable insight into progress in research areas beyond their own. Furthermore, additional activities or special sessions aim to engage participants on wider issues, such as teaching in the molecular life sciences. A commercial exhibition provides additional interest. 

Altogether FEBS Congresses aim to be an exemplary cross-discipline gathering in the molecular life sciences for research presentation, discussion, learning, inspiration and encouragement — with participants leaving with new research knowledge and ideas, and perhaps the beginnings of international collaborations and friendships.

FEBS Congresses are a collaboration between FEBS and its Constituent Societies (the biochemistry and molecular biology societies across Europe and neighbouring regions that belong to FEBS), with the organization of the event awarded to a different host Society each year. In 2023, for the 47th FEBS Congress, we thank The French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (SFBBM) for hosting the event in Tours. In a new arrangement for the 2023 event, there is also special close collaboration with the journals of FEBS for the scientific programme development.

Although always taking place in the FEBS area, the FEBS Congress attracts scientists from across the globe, and you do not need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society to take part.