Dear colleagues and friends,

FEBS Letters is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. To mark the occasion, we are celebrating the anniversary with a scientific symposium entitled "50 Years of Molecular Life Sciences with FEBS Letters".

In the past 50 years, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have grown and developed into vast and diverse fields of knowledge, and FEBS Letters has published over 45,000 articles to contribute to research dissemination. Many seminal studies and historical milestones have been published in FEBS Letters since its launch, as showcased in our representative Virtual Issue. Among the exceptional scientists presenting at our symposium are several authors of articles in the Virtual Issue, as well as others who have contributed to the success of FEBS Letters in various ways. The symposium also features a special session dedicated to addressing the important role of women in science.

The scope of the symposium is very broad, and particularly suited to scientists at an early stage of their career, who are interested in widening their views and learning about the past, present and future of diverse scientific topics first hand by the experts in the field.

Nevertheless, we invite everyone to register and to attend the symposium, regardless of the stage of their career. There is no registration fee, and Youth Travel Fund grants are available for young scientists.

FEBS Letters is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusivity. We invite and welcome the participation of all who are interested in attending our symposium.

Best wishes,
Felix Wieland
FEBS Letters Managing Editor



  • Applications Opening
    1 Jan 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    15 March 2018
  • Applications closing
    30 April 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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