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Participants at the 45th FEBS Congress are invited to play an active part in the scientific programme by presenting their work at FEBS 2021.

Update 8 April 2021: The Late-breaking Abstract call has now opened! Fnd all the details on late-breaking abstract submission here.  Submissions of abstracts for e-poster presentations across the spectrum of research in the molecular life sciences are welcome. There is also a track for abstracts on teaching and learning in the molecular biosciences. 

During late-breaking abstract submission, please select a topic from the categories below that best describes the content of your abstract: topics will be used for reviewing and indexing purposes, and grouping of posters at the event.

Abstract topics for the 45th FEBS Congress: 

Research abstracts

Molecular Genetics  
- Genome structure and regulation
- RNA function 
- Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
- Epigenetics 

Protein Turnover 
- Protein biosynthesis and expansion of genetic code 
- Autophagy and protein recycling
- Proteolytic processing  
- Protein folding and misfolding 
- Protein localization and dynamics 

 Signals and Membranes 
- Neurobiochemistry 
- Receptor–ligand interactions 
- Membranes 

Structural Biology and Imaging
- New approaches  in structure determination 
- Molecular machines 
- Imaging for life: From molecules to organisms 
- Structures of nucleic acids
Synthetic Biology and Molecular Biotechnology
- Metabolic engineering
- Bionanotechnology
- Designed regulatory circuits and genome editing
- Plant biotechnology

From Systems to Precision Medicine 
- Immunotherapy
- New frontiers in medicinal chemistry
- Pharmacogenomics and biomarkers 
- Stem cells and regenerative medicine
- Bioinformatics and computational biology 

Organisms – Molecules – Interactions
- Biochemistry of toxins 
- Mechanisms of microbiome–host interactions 
- Cellular organization 
- Molecular interactions of plants with the environment
- Life on the edge – extremophilic/ extremotolerant organisms 

Molecular Medicine 
- Cancer immunology and immunotherapy
- Cancer initiation and progression
- Immune and inflammatory disorders 
- Ageing stress and neurodegeneration  
- Redox biology – oxidative stress signalling 
- The circadian clock and disease  

Glycans and Lipids 
- Structural and functional glycobiology 
- Biomembranes and lipid mediators
- Lipidomics 

Molecular Bioscience Education abstracts

- Educational technology and e-learning
- Innovations and good practices
Ethical, legal, social and other Issues in education
- Guiding and counselling
- Training the trainers and educators


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