International Sponsored Places 


The Biochemical Society has occasional funding opportunities to help our members attend conferences with our international partner Societies. Please see our current opportunities: 


Young Scientist Forum and 43rd FEBS Congress in Prague, Czech Republic

The Biochemical Society is fully sponsoring two of our own outstanding Postgraduate or Early Career members to attend both the Young Scientist Forum and the 43rd FEBS Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, 4 - 12 July 2018.


Don't miss out on this is a great opportunity to make connections with European colleagues and discuss work with an international audience.


The grant will provide two entrants with:


  • Single accommodation from 4 July - 12 July 2018
  • Registration for both the 43rd FEBS Congress and the Young Scientist Forum
  • Some meals and excursions
  • Up to £350 for travel costs


The theme for the Congress this year is 'Biochemistry Forever', featuring session topics:

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Structural bioinformatics for drug design and biotechnology
  • Protein complexes and networks
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Emerging roles of non coding RNAs
  • Computational Biology
  • Omics technologies
  • Biochemical processes at cellular membranes
  • Nucleic acids and nucleotides and the DNA world
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Photosynthesis
  • Biological effects of gaseous molecules
  • Redox biochemistry and signalling
  • Stem cell epigenetics
  • 3D genome
  • Scientific (mis)conduct: how to detect (and avoid) bad science

The following criteria are required in order to be eligible for a sponsored place:

  • Applicant must be a current Postgraduate member of the Biochemical Society or an Early Career member within the first five years of completing their PhD
  • Applicant must submit a supporting letter from their supervisor
  • Provide the abstract that will be submitted to the congress if successful
  • Successful applicants must submit a report and photographs of the Congress no later than 30 days after returning


Applying for an International Sponsored Place will not affect your eligibility to apply for a General Travel Grant within the same calendar year.


A previous recipient of a FEBS and YSF sponsored place said:


'By attending such a conference, I was able to follow up on the latest research, present my work to the very large scientific community and meet well known scientists. The interaction with the research community from around the world during this event was very beneficial to me. Also, I had an opportunity to establish collaborations with scientists that attended this conference and obtained feedback in my research.'

Applications for these sponsored places closes on 12 February 2018.