News from Biokemisk Forening/Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mette Vixø Vistesen, Chairman of the Board for Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.d.-Student, Cell Death and Metabolism, Center for Autophagy, Recycling and Disease, Danish Cancer Society Research Center. metvis@cancer.dk

The Danish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (DSBMB) was represented by Board member Cord Brakebush at the Council Meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), which was held in connection with the annual FEBS congres in Prague, July 2018. At the FEBS Council Meeting, reports about the recent activities were given and discussed.

FEBS is a charitable academic organization with the aim to support scientific advances in Life Sciences in Europe. FEBS finances are developing well, and it is expected that in the coming years even more scientific activities can be supported by FEBS. These are besides the annual FEBS Congress (www.febs.org/our-activities/annual-congress-forums/), the Advanced Courses (www.febs.org/our-activities/advanced-courses/), and in particular the Research Fellowships (www.febs.org/our-activities/fellowships/), for which all members of the Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are eligible. Particularly the short-term fellowships have a good funding quota. Taken together, members of DSBMB are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities, FEBS is offering!

The FEBS Congress 2019, which will be held in Krakow, Poland, is an excellent opportunity for young scientists to obtain an overview about all that is currently “hot” in biochemistry and to network with scientists from all over Europe and many oversea countries. https://2019.febscongress.org

DSBMB is also involved in the Danish Bioimaging Meeting in Odense in October and the Host-Pathogen Communication Meeting in Israel in November. Read more about these upcoming meetings, and find the sign-up links on our webpage www.biokemi.org. If you are planning to host a meeting within the scope of the society, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a small budget to participate in covering meeting-related expenses, and a good platform for spreading the word about the event.

Finally, we would like to invite all our members to the annual General Assembly of DSBMB. This year, it will take place on Monday November 12th from 15:00-16:00at the Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, 2200 København.

This article was originally published in BioZoom no. 3 2018.

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