2017 FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETIES CONGRESS: FROM MOLECULES TO CELLS & BACK
ICC Jerusalem – International Convention CenterJERUSALEM, ISRAEL Visit the Venue to read more
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Israeli Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is delighted to invite you to the 42nd Congress of The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) on September 10–14th, 2017. This Congress will be held in the multi-cultural and historical city of Jerusalem at the well-known international convention center "Binyane Hauma". The center is located at the entrance to Jerusalem and is only an hour away from Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps. Less than an hour in the other direction brings you to the famous Dead Sea.
The 2017 FEBS Congress, entitled "From molecules to cells and back", will cover the entire spectrum of molecular life sciences with symposia that include:
Chromatin structure and epigenetic modifications
Mechanisms for protein homeostasis
Metabolomics and signaling
Molecular machines in action
Signaling across membranes: receptors, channels and transporters
Structural computational biology
Pioneers and leading researchers from all aspects of molecular life sciences have confirmed their participation. Among the plenary speakers are Nobel laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz (Duke University), Patrick Cramer (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen), Carol Robinson (University of Oxford), Marcelo Rubinstein (University of Buenos Aires), Jonathan Weissman (University of California) and Feng Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
In addition, there will be early-bird practical sessions, and discussion sessions on topics such as science and society, careers and education. Active participation of delegates is encouraged through short talks, speed talks, and poster sessions. Furthermore, the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF), intended to promote interactions between pre- and post-doctoral scientists, is scheduled just before the Congress, on September 7–10th, 2017.
We believe that the Congress will offer unique opportunities for scientific interactions, which will facilitate the initiation of friendships, collaborations, and joint projects.
We look forward to welcoming you in Jerusalem in 2017!
Abdussalam Azem, Chair
Academic: Scientists employed by academic, research or scientific organizations.
Non-academic: Non-academic / industry delegates.
Young scientist: Up to 35 years of age; a scanned copy of ID showing date of birth (and any additional supporting docs for over 35s with special circumstances - see registration form) is to be provided during registration.
Participation support schemes for FEBS members
FEBS Bursaries: for early-career scientists from beyond Israel presenting work at the Congress; for more information, including full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, click here. Deadline is May 4, 2017.
FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF) grants: for young scientists selected to take part in the YSF immediately preceding the Congress; for more information, click here. Deadline is March 24, 2017.
FEBS Congress Mathias Sprinzl Scheme: a reduced early-bird registration fee for scientists resident/working in Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine who are submitting an abstract to the Congress as first author. For more information, click here. Deadline is May 8, 2017.
A ‘FEBS member’ is a member of one of the national biochemical and molecular biology societies that make up FEBS (its Constituent Societies).
ISBMB Bursaries: for early-career scientists conducting their research at Israeli universities; for more information, including full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, click here. Deadline is May 8, 2017.
FISEB/ILANIT: ILANIT/FISEB is a federation of 31 Israeli societies of experimental biology. ILANIT 2017 Congress regsitrants can use their unique personal code to obtain a €50 discount on the registration fee for FEBS 2017 Congress during the registration process.
Exclusive registration savings for local residents (Israelis ONLY):
Take advantage of our special offers and choose the rate that best fits your schedule. Rates are available for all of the Congress days or you can choose which days you want to attend.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
'FEBS 2017 Official Hotels' are hotels selected by the Congress-organizing company Kenes to provide a range of negotiated price options for delegates, and easy booking options with Kenes support. All hotels are within reasonable distance of the ICC venue.
Jerusalem is a touristic area and the beginning of September is still high season. Therefore, you may consider combining your annual vacation with the Congress dates and extending your hotel reservations and seeing what Jerusalem, Israel has to offer as a travel destination.
To make your hotel reservation, click on the hotel booking links on this page; this will direct you to the official booking system, which is run by Kenes as a separate platform.
For group bookings (10 or more rooms) you are required to contact Mrs Sivan Mahatabi from our Accommodation Team, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Conditions for individual bookings
The room rate advertised on the booking system website is the Kenes negotiated rate reserved for rooms booked via the FEBS Congress Secretariat (Kenes). On acceptance of the Booking Terms and Conditions, you authorize Kenes to confirm your reservation for the total amount, which includes the advertised room rate, tax and service fees where applicable.
Upon submitting your reservation request you authorize Kenes to confirm hotel reservations on your behalf, including making payment to the hotel suppliers.
Payment via Credit Card - Visa, Eurocard or MasterCard is accepted for credit card payments. The charge may be indicated in your credit card statement as “Kenes” or “Kenes International”. Full payment will be charged on the day of booking to your credit card. Payment via Bank Transfer is unavailable.
The advertised price does not include charges for optional incidentals (such as minibar snacks or telephone calls). The hotel will charge these fees during check-out.
9 June 2017: Most applicants who submitted abstracts ahead of the May deadlines will find their abstract outcome letter is now available to download by logging in to their Congress participant account; alerts to this were sent by email yesterday. The outcomes for submissions to a few abstract topics are still being finalized, and email alerts to these should be sent by end of June 12, 2017.
1 June 2017: The Call for Abstracts text below is now for reference only; if you missed the May abstract submission deadlines but are interested in presenting work at the Congress, please see the information on the event's Late-breaking Abstracts phase, opening on July 7, 2017.
19 May 2017: Thank you for your abstract submissions ahead of the May deadlines. Submitted abstracts are now under assessment for oral presentation options, bursaries, and acceptance to the event. Notifications of outcomes are expected to be available on June 8, 2017.
The Congress Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for the 42nd FEBS Congress. Abstracts must be submitted via the online participant portal before the deadlines explained below. Abstract topics can be seen here.
Submitted abstracts can be considered for oral presentations (as ‘Short Talks’ in the Symposia or as ‘Speed Talks’) and for poster presentations. Posters will be organized by topic, and opportunities for presenters to explain and discuss their work to interested participants will be provided by designated poster sessions in the Congress schedule. FEBS Press Poster Prizes will be awarded during the event. Poster presenters will also have the option to upload their poster to the Congress website if they wish, for viewing by other delegates for a limited period around the time of the Congress.
Accepted abstracts will be displayed on the Congress website and app, and collated in an online supplement of The FEBS Journal. Abstracts appearing in The FEBS Journal supplement will be included individually in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index published by Web of Science.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-06-16
After logging in, select the 'Abstract' tab on the top menu of your participant account on the Congress website.
Abstract Track: Invited speakers should select the Plenary Lecture, Symposia, FEBS Special Sessions or Early Bird Sessions tracks, as appropriate. All other abstract submissions should be into the Poster track initially; then, if you would like your abstract to be considered for presentation as a Short Talk in the Symposia, or as a Speed Talk in Speed Talk sessions, please answer 'Yes' to the question about oral presentation.
Note on oral presentations and possible outcomes: presenters whose abstracts are accepted for Short Talks will be integrated into the Symposia schedules; abstracts accepted as Speed Talks will be featured in the Speed Talk Sessions and also as Posters; and the remaining eligible oral presentation submissions will be accepted as Posters.
Abstract Topic: Please choose the most relevant abstract topic from the drop-down menu.
Title: Your abstract title should be short and informative, and must not exceed 200 characters. It must be written in sentence case – do not write your title in all capital letters.
Authors and Institutions: Please add authors by using the 'Add/Edit Author' button. The presenting author can be changed by clicking the ‘Edit Author’ button of the preferred author and by choosing ‘Yes’ for ‘Presenter’ field. The order of authors can also be changed by editing the ‘Numerical Order’ of an author. Author names will be automatically formatted in the following style: A. Smith, B. Jones, etc. The author's workplace address must be added for every author listed – this can be done via the Add/Edit Author's Workplace(s) button.
a. Your abstract body can have a maximum of 2000 characters (with formatting). The first sentences should provide the background of the work. This should be followed by the experimental details, with a conclusion of one or two sentences. The abstract body should be presented as one single paragraph – do not use paragraph returns.
b. Please use the text field to type the abstract body only. The text can also be copied and pasted into this field, but if this method is used we recommend that the text is pasted as plain text. Editing tools are provided for formatting; see note 6c. Please use the ‘Preview’ button to check the final format of your abstract body carefully.
c. Special characters can be added using the ‘Special Character’ choice under ‘Insert’ tab. Superscript (x2) and subscript (x2) characters can be formatted using the relevant selection under the ‘Format’ tab. Take care not to use I (cap i) or l (ell) for 1 (one), O (capital o) for 0 (zero) or ß (German esszett) for β (beta).
d. Use standard abbreviations for units of measure; other abbreviations should be spelled out in full at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis (exceptions: RNA, DNA, etc.).
e. Tables, charts or other figures are not permitted.
f. Do not include any reference citations, keywords or commercial advertising.
Editing and submission: You can edit your abstract through the online system as you wish before your submission deadline, clicking 'Save' to keep your abstract as a draft. To submit your abstract to the Congress, simply click 'Submit' ahead of your deadline. However, please proofread your work carefully and ensure all details are correct ahead of submission. You can view your final text by clicking the ‘Preview’ button in the ‘Abstracts’ page. Editing or other changes to your abstract are not possible after you have clicked Submit, and accepted abstracts will not be copyedited ahead of posting.
Abstract display: The abstracts will be displayed on the Congress website and app, and collated in an online supplement of The FEBS Journal. The presenting author will be required to check a box in the online system indicating consent from all abstract authors to submission of the abstract to the event, and posting through these channels.
Ron Marcovici , Kenes Israel
Ron Marcovici , Kenes Israel