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About FEBS Congresses

The FEBS Congress aims to provide an outstanding international forum in the European area 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. In addition, a range of special sessions aim to engage participants on wider issues, such as teaching in the molecular life sciences, and science and society questions. A commercial exhibition provides additional interest.

The FEBS Congress has a strong emphasis on support, education and inspiration for the next generation of scientists, with a bursary scheme for early-career researchers, a satellite Young Scientists’ Forum, and activities to encourage interaction with peers and experts.

Altogether the FEBS Congress aims 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.

Past and future FEBS Congresses

Future Congresses

The 42nd FEBS Congress will take place from 10 to 14 September 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel.

The 43rd FEBS Congress will take place from 7 to 12 July 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Recent Congresses


The Congress took place from 4 to 9 July 2015 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany.
The Congress took place from 30 August to 4 September 2014 at Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.
The Congress took place from 6 to 11 July 2013 at Lenexpo Congress Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The IUBMB FEBS Congress
The joint IUBMB & FEBS Congress took place from 4 to 9 September 2012 at Fibes in Seville, Spain.
The 36th FEBS Congress
The Congress took place from 25 to 30 June 2011 at Lingotto Conference Center in Torino, Italy.
The 35th FEBS Congress
The Congress took place from 26 June to 1 July 2010 at Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Past Congress Abstracts

To find past Congress abstracts in The FEBS Journalclick here

Journals from FEBS: FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization, FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for the FEBS Congress.
IFCC: IFCC auspices have been given to this event.