FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills

FEBS Special Sessions and Workshops extend the core scientific programme of the Congress with topics of wider and general interest. At the 2018 Research and Career Skills sessions, pick up trends and tips on article writing and networking.

A FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills and an associated Workshop at the 43rd FEBS Congress will focus on key skills beyond the lab bench: writing and publishing scientific articles, and networking. All interested Congress participants are welcome!

FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills – How to improve the value and impact of your scientific papers (Wednesday July 11; 15:30–17:30)
Chairs: Ferhan Sağın, Turkey; László Fésüs, Hungary

• Choosing a strong research question and producing an excellent paper: what I wish I knew years earlier, Seamus Martin (Editor-in-Chief, The FEBS Journal), Dublin, Ireland
• Trends and ethical issues in open access publishing, László Fésüs (Chair, FEBS Publications Committee), Debrecen, Hungary 
• How to increase the reach and impact of your paper, Violeta Ribarska (Publisher, Wiley), Oxford, United Kingdom
• Discussion 

FEBS Research and Careers Skills Workshop  Networking (Wednesday July 11; 17:30–18:30)
This workshop will look at the value of networking for scientists and a range of networking approaches for different aims, such as finding a collaborator or seeking a new academic position. Participants will take part in small-group discussions facilitated by FEBS-associated scientists and staff, and one aim will be to generate and share a set of tips to take away and put into practice. The session will end with a short speed networking game, and there will also be a chance to ask questions about the FEBS Network platform.

These sessions are co-organized by the FEBS Publications Committee, FEBS Education Committee, and FEBS Network Working Group. More scheduling details can be found in the Congress programme overview

FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization,
FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for the FEBS Congress.