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42nd Congress of The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)

Date: 10-Sep-2017 to 14-Sep-2017

Contact: Claudia Alen Amaro

The 42nd Congress of The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) will take place 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:

  • Cancer biology
  • Chromatin structure and epigenetic modifications
  • Molecular neuroscience
  • Mechanisms for protein homeostasis
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Metabolomics and signaling
  • Molecular machines in action
  • Protein degradation
  • Signaling across membranes: receptors, channels and transporters
  • Systems biology
  • 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.

Early Bird Session 3: New European Research Infrastructure in Imaging, Structural Biology and compound screening: How to take advantage as a researcher?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 07:45-08:45

Chairs: Benny Geiger and Joel Sussman

07:45-08:05 Frauke Leitner, Euro-BioImaging, EMBL Heidelberg

08:05-08:25 Bahne Stechmann, EU-OPENSCREEN, FMP Leibniz-Institute of Molecular Pharmacology

08:25-08:45 David Stuart, INSTRUCT, University of Oxford

For more information and registration please go to this website

Symposia: Integrated Structural Biology for Innovative Translational Research

Monday, September 11, 2017, 09:00-11:00

Chair: Lucia Banci

09:00-09:30 David Stuart (United Kingdom). Structural virology from basic science to translation and back

09:30-10:00 Jan Steyaert (Belgium). Nanobodies to Study GPCR Structure, Function and Dynamics

10:00-10:30 Lucia Banci (Italy). NMR For Understanding Functional Processes

10:30-10:45 Elke Duchardt-Ferner (Germany). Building stable RNA tertiary structures with protonated residues

10:45-11:00 Moran Shalev-Benami (Israel). High resolution snapshots of active macromolecular machineries by single particle cryo-EM

Jerusalem, Israel

42nd Congress of The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)