Early Call for Abstracts

Play an active part in the scientific programme by presenting your work at FEBS 2020!  
Submissions of abstracts for poster and oral presentations across the spectrum of the molecular life sciences will be welcome after registration and abstract submission open in November 2019, when full details of the Call for Abstracts will be posted on the website. The list of abstract topics is given below. 

Abstracts submitted by the March 2020 deadline can be considered for oral presentations (as ‘Short Talks’ in the Symposia, and as ‘Speed Talks‘ organized in special sessions) and for poster presentations. Accepted abstracts will be displayed on the Congress website and app, and collated in an online supplement of FEBS Open Bio.

Abstract topics for the 45th FEBS Congress: 

Molecular Genetics  
- Genome structure and regulation
- RNA function 
- Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
- Epigenetics 

Protein Turnover 
- Protein biosynthesis and expansion of genetic code 
- Autophagy and protein recycling
- Proteolytic processing  
- Protein folding and misfolding 
- Protein localization and dynamics 

 Signals and Membranes 
- Neurobiochemistry 
- Receptor–ligand interactions 
- Membranes 

Structural Biology and Imaging
- New approaches  in structure determination 
- Molecular machines 
- Imaging for life: From molecules to organisms 
- Structures of nucleic acids
Synthetic Biology and Molecular Biotechnology
- Metabolic engineering
- Bionanotechnology
- Designed regulatory circuits and genome editing
- Plant biotechnology

From Systems to Precision Medicine 
- Immunotherapy
- New frontiers in medicinal chemistry
- Pharmacogenomics and biomarkers 
- Stem cells and regenerative medicine
- Bioinformatics and computational biology 

Organisms – Molecules – Interactions
- Biochemistry of toxins 
- Mechanisms of microbiome–host interactions 
- Cellular organization 
- Molecular interactions of plants with the environment
- Life on the edge – extremophilic/ extremotolerant organisms 

Molecular Medicine 
- Cancer immunology and immunotherapy
- Cancer initiation and progression
- Immune and inflammatory disorders 
- Ageing stress and neurodegeneration  
- Redox biology – oxidative stress signalling 
- The circadian clock and disease  

Glycans and Lipids 
- Structural and functional glycobiology 
- Bioactive lipid mediators 
- Lipidomics 

Molecular Bioscience Education
- Education, training, and career planning

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