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The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), EMBO - Excellence in life sciences, and the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM) will hold a joint conference for the life sciences in 2014.

The FEBS EMBO 2014 Conference will take place from Saturday 30 August to Thursday 4 September 2014 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of FEBS and EMBO, and the centennial of the SFBBM. 

This year's meeting replaces the normally separate annual conferences of FEBS and EMBO, and combining our communities, we expect to bring together a wide range of researchers.

Angela Nieto, Susan M. Gasser, Eric Westhof and Michael Reth have agreed to act as the programme committee.  They have put together a scientific programme covering the breadth of the life sciences.  In addition, there will be sessions on science policy, publishing and careers and education, as well as activities tailored specifically for scientists in the early stages of their careers. A preliminary programme is available. Abstract submission and registration started in January 2014.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you in Paris!


Frédéric Dardel

President, SFBBM


 Maria Leptin

 Director, EMBO


Israel Pecht

Secretary General, FEBS