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New Horizons in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Conference

Event date: September 6 – 8, 2017
Venue: Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) seek to provide a think-tank setting in which to draw up ideas to improve the current approach to teaching these subjects, and to generate a series of recommendations to be shared with the educational community.
The New Horizons in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Conference, hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science, will take place 5-8 September 2017 in Rehovot, before the FEBS 2017 Congress organized by the Israel Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ISBMB) in Jerusalem, 10-14 September 2017.
The programme of the IUBMB-FEBS Conference on Education consists of plenary lectures, mini-symposia, workshops, and poster sessions, covering significant topics on biochemistry and molecular biology education, from the level of primary and secondary school, going through BSc, MSc, PhD and post doctoral levels.
The targeted participants of this Education gathering are faculty members, young scientists, researchers, Post-docs, PhD students, high school teachers, and delegates from various academic institutions all over the world, involved and interested in teaching and learning of biochemistry and molecular biology education.
We are looking forward to accept proposals for presentations in Workshops and / or poster sessions submissions. Poster prizes will be given to the best three posters. Workshop presenters, if accepted, will be partially supported. We also offer bursaries for young scientists and PhD students involved in education and interested in presenting a poster during this conference.
Offering an excellent programme with experts from all over the world, with the support of IUBMB and FEBS leaders and Education Committees, and hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science, we look forward to the participation of colleagues, and students from all over the world thus having the opportunity of contributing to “the way we teach and what we teach”.
Hoping very much to meet you in Rehovot in September 2017,
Anat Yarden (Weizmann Institute of Sciences), Janet Macaulay (IUBMB) and Gül Güner Akdogan (FEBS)

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Event date: September 10 – 14, 2017
Venue: Jerusalem, Israel

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.

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International Proteolysis SOCIETY 2017 meeting


Event date: October 28 – November 1, 2017
Venue: Banff Conference Centre, Canada



The 10th General Meeting of the International Proteolysis Society from 28 October to 1 November 2017, and protease research training workshops for students and postdocs on the 27-28 October. The meeting will be held at the Kinnear Centre in Banff, in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. It is a splendid venue to be inspired, discuss with colleagues, forge new collaborations and see the best science from the proteolysis field.

Of course, we will mark the 10th anniversary of our meeting in a special way! We look forward to seeing you in Banff, Alberta. Cowgirl or cowboy boots, belt buckle and bolo tie optional but highly recommended! We’ll provide the hat!

Organisers: Joanne Lemieux, Jean-Bernard Denault and Chris Overall of the Universities of Alberta, Sherbrooke and British Columbia.

 Meeting topics


  • Proteases in Immunity
  • Protease Systems Biology
  • Biologicals for Therapeutic Intervention
  • Proprotein convertases and Metabolism
  • Cancer and Metastasis
  • Proteasome and ubiquitination systems
  • Intracellular Proteolytic Systems
  • Proteases in Developmental Biology
  • Membrane-Associated Proteolysis
  • Proteases in bacteria, viruses, fungi and elsewhere
  • Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
  • New Technologies in Protease Inhibitor Development


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Event date: July 1 – 5, 2018
Venue: Cairns, Australia



MACRO2018 will take place at the Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns from Sunday 1 July– Thursday 5 July 2018.

The reputation of MACRO events goes further than great science; they are also famous for their warm and convivial atmosphere. In 2018, there will be a busy social schedule, starting with a welcome reception and extending to a number of special events throughout the conference that will highlight Australian heritage and the region of Cairns, including of course the Great Barrier Reef, to the conference banquet.

A large number of sessions will also cover topics at the interface between polymer science and other disciplines that address a range of important issues faced by our modern society, for instance in medicine, energy and the environment.

For more information please visit the conference website.