Trends and tips for teaching molecular life sciences

For current and aspiring educators: don't miss the FEBS Special Session and Workshop at the Congress on education, the chance to present Congress posters on educational topics, and also a satellite conference devoted to this area.

What did you think of your undergraduate practical classes? This year at the Congress the FEBS Education Committee is turning its attention to this important element of molecular and cellular life science degree courses. Talks in the Special Session on Monday September 11th will present recent experiences and developments for effective delivery of understanding and training through practicals, and there will be a chance for further exploration and discussion in a Workshop later in the day. The Special Session is also honoured with an opening lecture from Bruce Alberts, one of the authors of the textbook classic 'Molecular Biology of the Cell'. For more information, click here.

Note also that posters on a range of topics in 'Education, Training, and Career Planning in Molecular Life Sciences' are welcome for presentation and discussion at the Congress: select this education category when submitting your abstract. The FEBS Education Committee is offering a prize for the best poster submitted in this section.

Education enthusiasts of whatever career stage may also be interested in the satellite IUBMB–FEBS Conference: New Horizons in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, which will take place at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot from September 6th to 8th, immediately before the Congress. Workshop proposals from experienced educators, as well as poster abstracts and bursary applications, are invited before the deadline of May 31st, 2017. For more information, see the event website: www.weizmann.ac.il/conferences/NHBMB2017/.

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