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FEBS Special Sessions


Alongside the core research-focused scientific programme of the Congress, FEBS committees and working groups are organizing sessions of wide general interest to molecular life scientists – on education approaches, research and career skills, 'science and society', and gender issues. All interested participants are welcome!

Education

The focus of the FEBS Education Committees Congress sessions is on 'practicals', with a Special Session of three lectures and a discussion, closely followed by a Workshop. Both events take place on Monday 11 September; schedule details will be added to the Congress program in due course.

FEBS Special Session on Education Practicals in Molecular Life Sciences Education (Mon Sep 11, 15.0017.00)
Chair: Gül Güner Akdogan, Izmir, Turkey
Opening LectureBruce Alberts, San Franciso, USA
e-Biolabs, Gus Cameron, Bristol ,UK
• Wet practicals, TBD
• General discussion
Drinks (17:00−17:30)

FEBS Education Workshop 'Practicals: Useful Tips' (Mon Sep 11, 18.30−19.30)
Special Session speakers and FEBS Education Committee members

NB: Posters on a range of topics in 'Education, Training, and Career Planning in Molecular Life Sciences' are warmly invited for presentation and discussion at the Congress: select this education category when submitting your abstract.

Research and Career Skills

A FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills, as well as an associated Workshop, will focus on writing and publishing scientific articles − with the aim of helping early-career researchers refine their manuscript-writing skills and better understand best practice in publishing their work. The sessions are co-organized by the FEBS Publications and Education Committees, and take place on Wednesday 13 September; schedule details will be added to the Congress program in due course.

FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills How to Write and Publish a Scientific Article (Wed Sep 13, 09.0011.00)
Chair: Laszlo Fesus, Debrecen, Hungary
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The art (and science) of writing a scientific article, Frank Michelangeli, Chester, UK
• What journal editors are looking for in a paper: what happens after I submit my manuscript?, Seamus Martin, Dublin, Ireland
• Publication ethics, Laszlo Fesus, Debrecen, Hungary
• General discusssion

FEBS Research and Career Skills Workshop Writing and Publishing Skills (Wed Sep 13, 18.30−19.30)
Mary Purton (Cambridge, UK) and Special Session speakers

Science and Society

The FEBS Special Session on Science and Society is on 'The role of CRISPR in personalized medicine: legal and ethical problems'.
More details will follow.

Gender Issues in Science

Details to come

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.