Dear colleagues and friends,

FEBS Letters is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. 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. To mark the occasion, we are celebrating the anniversary with a scientific symposium.

We set out to compile a Virtual Issue to collect all the best papers published in FEBS Letters over these 50 years. There have been so many seminal studies, and historical milestones published in FEBS Letters, that it was hard to choose the fifty best papers. We finally came up with a list of twenty exceptional authors, selected from these outstanding articles, whom we invited to give a talk at our symposium entitled "50 Years of Molecular Life Sciences with FEBS Letters".

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. We hope you will enjoy the symposium as much as we enjoyed organising it!

Best wishes,
Felix Wieland
FEBS Letters Managing Editor



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

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