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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!
The focus of the FEBS Education Committee’s 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 are in the Congress programme.
FEBS Special Session on Education − Practicals in Molecular Life Sciences Education (Mon Sep 11, 15.00−17.00)
Chair: Gül Güner Akdogan, Izmir, Turkey
• Opening Lecture, Bruce Alberts, San Franciso, USA
• e-Biolabs, Gus Cameron, Bristol ,UK
• Wet practicals, Frank Michelangeli, Chester, UK
• General discussion
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 cam be found in the Congress programme.
FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills − How to Write and Publish a Scientific Article (Wed Sep 13, 09.00−11.00)
Chair: Laszlo Fesus, Debrecen, Hungary
• 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 SocietyFEBS Special Session on Science and Society − The role of CRISPR in Personalized Medicine: Legal and Ethical Problems (Wed Sep 13, 15.00−17.00)
Chair: Emmanouil Fragkoulis, Athens, Greece
• CRISPR mechanism: RNA-guided DNA/RNA targeting, Francisco Mojica, Alicante, Spain
• Genome editing in the clinic: status, prospects and hurdles, Adi Barzel, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Genome editing, bioethics and the Oviedo Convention, Peter Mills, London, UK
• General discusssion
Gender Issues in Science
FEBS Special Session on Gender Issues in Science (Tue Sep 12, 15.00−17.00)
Chair: Cecilia Arraiano, Oeiras, Portugal
• Gender balance in leadership positions: A perspective from Europe
Helena Nazar, Former President, European University Association (2012−2015)
• Does the 21th century need single gender societies?
Marianne Skardéus, European Regional Director, Delta Kappa Gamma Society
• Challenges and opportunities for women in science – a personal appraisal
Gül Hüray İşlekel, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir