Dear Molecular Life Sciences Educators and Trainers,

We are excited to announce the first-ever Molecular Life Sciences Education and Training Conference in Europe, on March 20-23, 2024, organized by FEBS. This three-day event will be held in Antalya, Türkiye, and will bring together senior and junior scientists from all over the world to share their expertise and learn from each other.

The conference will feature a variety of activities, including but not limited to;
   plenary talks - groundbreaking discussions led by distinguished plenary speakers
   hands-on workshops – because the best learning happens when you're elbows-deep in the action!
   meet the expert – dedicated to bolstering both faculty development and the soft skills training of our next-gen scientists
   certification opportunities - elevate your CV and LinkedIn profile! Yes, we're making both your brain and resume look greater! These certifications will demonstrate your commitment to excellence in molecular life sciences education and training
   poster and oral presentations – because we want to learn about your journey as well!
   networking opportunities - build bonds stronger than hydrogen bonds! Forge valuable connections, engage in spirited discussions, and collaboratively envision the future of molecular life sciences education
    light-hearted learning - expect more than a few chuckles as we weave humor into education. After all, a laughing brain is a learning brain!

We know that you are busy, and that you may be hesitant to take the time to attend a conference. Think of this conference as a starter pack to turbocharge your education role in molecular life sciences. Whether you're an educator aiming to rekindle your teaching flame, or a newbie eager to dip your toes into the world of education, there's something here for everyone. Because this event is an opportunity for you to learn from the best and brightest in the field, and to network with other educators and trainers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their students.

We urge you to register for the conference today. It will be an experience that you will never forget. Come to gather, share, learn, and shape the next era of molecular life sciences education!

Here are some additional reasons why you should attend the conference:
  • Learn from the best. We have invited a number of distinguished speakers, who will share their insights on the latest trends in molecular life sciences education and training.
  • Network with other educators and trainers. This is a great opportunity to meet other people who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their students. Also a great chance to learn from others, share your own ideas, and build relationships that will last a lifetime.
  • Get hands-on experience. The conference will feature a variety of hands-on sessions, so you can learn the latest teaching techniques and try out new equipment.
  • Be inspired. The conference is a great place to get inspired and learn about new ways to teach and train molecular life sciences students.
In the words of Isaac Newton, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
Let's stand together, shoulder to shoulder, to elevate and reshape the way we perceive, teach, and advance molecular life sciences.
Join us in Antalya, and let's co-create the future. Your journey, your insights, and your expertise are the essence that will make this conference truly transformative.
So, pack your luggage and your zest for knowledge. Let's converge in Antalya, where the sun meets science, and where your next big "Eureka!" moment awaits.


P.S. If you are still hesitating, here is one last reason to attend: the food in Antalya is amazing!
Nino Sinčić
Conference Vice-chair
Ferhan Sagin
Conference Chair
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Organizing and Program Committee
Ferhan Sagin (Chair)
Nino Sincic (Vice-chair)
Francesco Malatesta
Luciane Vieira de Mello
Manuel João Costa
Ly Villo
Jerka Dumic

Advisory Committee
Angel Herraez 
Keith Elliott
Winnie Eskild
Xavier Coumoul
Frank Michelangeli
Miguel de la Rosa
Irene Diaz-Moreno
Didier Picard
Bob Harris
Marco Filho
Maya Schuldiner

Honorary Chairs
Gül Güner Akdoğan
Israel Pecht


Dear Molecular Life Scientists, Educators, Researchers,
We invite you to submit your abstracts for short presentations and/or poster sessions.
Abstracts focusing on your latest educational research, cases or reports, innovative teaching methodologies, and success stories in Molecular Life Sciences education.
All the submitted abstracts will be included in the abstract list that will be available through the conference app.
Abstract Topics: 
  • Cutting-Edge Research in Education
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Digital Transformation in Education
  • Virtual Reality
  • Active Learning Techniques
  • Large Classes
  • Hyflex Learning
  • Teaching Innovations
  • Student Engagement Strategies
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Laboratory Experiences
  • Curriculum Development
  • Equity-Diversity-Inclusion Practices in Education
  • PhD Education
  • Transferable Skills
  • Communities of Practise
  • Professional Development
  • Ethical Considerations in Education

Guidelines for abstract submission:
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts should address issues in the field of biochemistry and molecular life sciences education.
  • Research approaches in submitted abstracts may be basic - applied OR quantitative (descriptive survey, experimental, causal-comparative, correlational, etc) – qualitative (case study, ethnographic study, grounded theory, etc) OR mixed methods.
  • Innovations in biochemistry and molecular life sciences education practices are also greatly welcome.
  • Name(s) of author(s), institution(s), and country of author(s) should be stated clearly.
  • Introduction, methodology, results, and conclusion must be presented in the abstract.
  • Each participant can submit up to 3 abstracts for evaluation. Only 1 of these may be considered for short presentation.
  • Abstracts should be at max. 250 words, and may not include diagrams or pictures.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 9th, 2024.

Program at a Glance

Confirmed Speakers


Grants by FEBS Education Committee
We encourage you to be a part of this exciting event and help us "Innovate, Educate, and Empower" the future of Molecular Life Sciences.
So to enable more participation, FEBS Education Committee will provide different categories of bursaries for this event.
Bursaries for PhD students or young scientists/educators:
5 bursaries (550 Euros each) to partially cover the registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses of PhD students or young scientists/educators (born in or after 1984) who are members of a FEBS Constituent Society.

Priority will be given to postgraduate students or early career researchers interested in education.
Bursaries for senior scientists/educators:
5 bursaries (650 Euros each) to partially cover the registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses of participants who are members of a FEBS Constituent Society.

Bursaries for FEBS Education Ambassadors:
5 bursaries (registration + up to 600 Euros each) to partially cover the travel and accommodation expenses of FEBS Education Ambassadors are provided.
***The registration fees of all the participating FEBS Education Ambassadors are covered by the FEBS Education Committee.
Deadline for application of grants: Feb 9th, 2024.
For all bursary applications, please upload the following documents:
  1. Please upload the following documents in a single pdf file on our online registration & accommodation system when applying for bursaries:
    -    Proof of Status: PhD student, or post-doctoral scientist within 5 years of receiving a PhD
    -    Proof of current FEBS Constituent Society membership (scanned copy of current membership certificate/letter, dated within the past year from your FEBS Constituent Society)
  2. Fill in the online application form: (Filling this form will take about 15-20 minutes. Please be sure to allocate the time with your CV in your hand)

Grant applications are now open. Applications will be accepted via the 2 following steps:
Step 1- 
Register online and add the relevant "Grant Application" to your cart and complete registration process
Step 2- Fill in the online grant application form for evaluation of your application:

Registration & Accommodation

Registration Type Before January 2nd January 2nd - March 1st After March 1st
Student - MSc and PhD EUR 175 EUR 200 EUR 225
Young Scientist/Educator (born in or after 1984) EUR 210 EUR 240 EUR 270
Senior Scientist/Educator EUR 250 EUR 300 EUR 350
Important Notice!
The above mentioned registration fees are only valid if you are staying at the conference hotel (Xanadu Hotel). The conference hotel operates on "all inclusive" system therefore participants accommodating in another hotel will have to pay an additional daily entrance fee of EUR 50.- per day to attend the conference.

Services included in the Registration Fee:
- Access to all scientific sessions and exhibition
- Conference name badge and congress bag
- Coffee breaks
- Certificate of Attendance (digital)
- Certificate of Attendance for attended workshops (digital)
- Half day tour program on March 22nd
Accommodation Package per Room Single Occupancy Double Occupany
Xanadu Hotel 20-24 March 2024 (4 nights) - All Inclusive System EUR 580 EUR 800
Xanadu Hotel 20-23 March 2024 (3 nights) - All Inclusive System EUR 465 EUR 660
Accommodation Package Fees Include:
- Accommodation at single or double occupancy in standard room at Xanadu Hotel for the booking days.
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and all drinks are included in the all inclusive accommodation system
- VAT and city tax.
- Open buffet breakfast, late breakfast, lunch, dinner with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the main restaurant.
- Xanadu Hotel - High Class All Inclusive Concept - Click to check what the hotel serves included in the accommodation fees!

Check out the Xanadu Hotel Website:

Please contact conference secretariat if you would like to accommodate other than the offered packages:

Location & Travel

Here information about the city, travel, airline discounts, airport transfer and useful links will be published.

Antalya International Airport (AYT) is the main destination to reach FEBSETC 2024 easily. There are many direct flights from European cities as well as 1 hour connection from Istanbul International Airport (IST). Antalya International Airport is about 40 kilometers from the conference venue Xanadu Resort Hotel and it takes about 40 minutes via transfer/taxis. The conference will offer two way shuttle transfers between Antalya International Airport and Xanadu Resort Hotel at a fee of EUR 60.- including taxes.

Antalya and Belek
More information will be available about Antalya and Belek will be available here soon.

Official Airline

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of FEBSETC 2024, special discounts are offered for all delegates. To proceed with the online booking tool, please visit Turkish Airlines promocode website and use the event code 025TKM24 under the Promotion code section.



Ergenekon Mah. Poyraz Sok. No.15/2 34373 Şişli, İstanbul

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Xanadu Hotel High Class All Inclusive Services Include:
- Open buffet breakfast, late breakfast, lunch, dinner with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the main restaurant
- All drinks (soft and alcoholic) served in the lobby bar between 07:00-00:00
- 12:30-16:00 Snacks service
- 11:00-18:00 Patisserie service
- All drinks (soft and alcoholic) served in the disco/bar between 00:00-02:00
- Saunas and Turkish Baths in the indoor pool and SPA center
- Wireless internet access throughout the hotel
- Fitness center
- Business center
- Table tennis, billiards, archery and air rifle darts, basketball, bowling center, etc.