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Programme Introduction

We are excited to present the scientific programme plans for the 49th FEBS Congress, set against the vibrant and historic backdrop of Istanbul in 2025. The event promises to be an exceptional gathering, showcasing groundbreaking research and fostering collaborative dialogue between basic and applied molecular and cellular life sciences, including clinical biochemistry. The speaker list and programme schedule will be presented on the website in the autumn.

Plenary Lectures

The Congress will host several plenary lectures delivered by distinguished research leaders from around the globe, some of whom will be receiving FEBS medals or prizes. These sessions will provide a platform for sharing seminal discoveries and insights across diverse scientific disciplines.

Parallel Symposia Sessions

The 24 parallel symposia sessions (each lasting 2 hours) will host lectures by three invited speakers. Additionally, two short and three speed talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

The symposia sessions, encompassing a wide array of fundamental and emerging topics, will be organized into several thematic symposia groups:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences

Structural Biology – From Complexes to Membrane-less Organelles
Explore the intricate architectures of biological macromolecules and their roles in cellular organization.

Cell Stress, Cell Senescence, and Cell Death Decisions
Dive into cellular responses to stress and the mechanisms governing cell fate.

From Genes to Functional Proteins
Uncover the journey from genetic information to functional protein structures, focusing on proteomics, genomics and epigenetics.

RNA Biology: Coding and Non-coding RNAs
Examine the diverse functions of RNAs, including their regulatory roles in gene expression.


Cancer Biochemistry
Investigate the biochemical pathways and metabolic alterations in cancer.

Decoding Cancer: Genetics and Epigenetics in Cancer
Understand the genetic and epigenetic underpinnings of cancer progression.

Revolutionizing Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Highlight advancements in biomarkers, immunotherapy, and innovative diagnostic techniques.

Future Biotech

Solutions for Current Challenges & Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future

Protein Life Cycle

Protein Life Cycle I: Dynamics of Protein Synthesis and Folding
Insights into ribosome function, protein folding, and chaperone activity.

Protein Life Cycle II: Protein Localization and Dynamics
Explore protein trafficking, localization, and dynamic functioning.

Protein Life Cycle III: Degradation: Proteases, Proteasome, Autophagy
Discuss mechanisms of protein degradation and turnover.

Medical Biochemistry

Molecular Basis of Disease (Excluding Cancer)
Examine the molecular mechanisms underlying various diseases.

Tracing Biomarkers from Bench to Bedside
Follow the journey of biomarkers from discovery to clinical application.

Dive into the biochemical foundations of neural function and disorders.

Immunity and Host–Pathogen Interplay
Study the interactions between host immune systems and pathogens.

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

AI Revolutionizing Comparative Genomics and Molecular Evolution
Discover how AI is transforming our understanding of genomics and evolutionary biology.

AI Application in Basic and Applied Biomolecular Sciences
Explore AI’s role in molecular dynamics, structural prediction, and drug design.

Special Sessions

The programme will also feature special sessions focusing on Education and Training, Science and Society, and Women in Science.

Poster Sessions and Networking

Posters will play a crucial role in facilitating knowledge exchange and networking. Poster presentation sessions, categorized by topic, will provide attendees with opportunities to engage with the latest research and foster collaborative discussions.

We are enthusiastic about the diverse and dynamic programme of the FEBS 2025 Congress and look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul for an inspiring and impactful scientific experience.

For information on abstract submission topics, see the list here

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