Introducing the FEBS Network 

The FEBS Network aims to provide a valuable online international forum for scientists working in the molecular and cellular life sciences, enabling them to share advice, news and insights, and connect and collaborate – with the ultimate goal of helping to advance progress in these research areas. 

The Network currently presents most content from its appointed experts and writers in four themed 'channels': Early-Career Scientist, Educator, Viewpoints and Research. In addition, a few 'rooms' host content from room contributors for specific FEBS community groups, for delegates attending certain FEBS events, or for scientists interested in particular research and other subtopics.

Other scientists join the FEBS Network as 'Users' to engage with contributions and others in the Network community and to create a profile page where they can present their interests and post content. Such content will also be featured on the homepage in 'Latest from all the community'. It's free to join the FEBS Network, and Users also benefit from free access to The FEBS Journal and FEBS Letters. You do not need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society to join the Network.

The FEBS Network has developed from a collaboration between FEBS and its journal publisher Wiley, and is hosted using software from Zapnito, who specialize in creating expert-led networks. A FEBS 'Network Working Group' of senior scientists is overseeing the aims and strategy of the FEBS Network. Scientists connected with various FEBS activities are also working pro bono on areas of the site, and there will be contributions from some editors of FEBS publications as well. To find out more about the plans for this new initiative from FEBS, see the 'Welcome to the FEBS Network' post. 

We hope you will be interested in coming aboard the Network at this early stage of its development and contributing to its value for the community. To get started with making your profile and for other Network tips, explore the 'About the FEBS Network' channel.

To read our Community Policy, click here. Note that contributions on the platform will not normally be edited, reflecting the informality and many voices of a community site.

The FEBS Network Team 2021

Channel overseers:

Early-career scientist: Andreas Hartig (Vienna, Austria)
Educator: Angel Herráez (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)
Viewpoints: Isabel Varela Nieto (Madrid, Spain)
Research: Andrea Bellelli (Rome, Italy)

General network development:

FEBS Network Working Group:  Laszlo Fesus, Andrea Bellelli, Irene Díaz-Moreno, Andreas Hartig, Angel Herraez, Isabel Varela Nieto, Beata Vertessy
FEBS staff: Carolyn Elliss, Fiona Veira-McTiernan
Wiley: Jackie Jones

For general queries on the Network, please contact Carolyn Elliss on

About FEBS

Founded on 1st January 1964, The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) encompasses thousands of members across more than 35 biochemistry and molecular biology societies (its 'Constituent Societies') in different countries of Europe and neighbouring regions. As a grass-roots organization FEBS thereby provides a voice to a large part of the academic research and teaching community in Europe and beyond.

As a charity, FEBS promotes and supports biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular biophysics and related research areas through its journals, Congress, Advanced Courses, Fellowships and other initiatives. There is an emphasis in many programmes on scientific exchange and cooperation between scientists working in different countries, and on promotion of the training of early-career scientists.

For more information about FEBS, please visit the FEBS website.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. We produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising, in print and digital formats, as well as online products and services, training materials, and educational materials. Wiley also provides comprehensive solutions to institutions in higher education and global research. We proudly partner with more than 650 scientific and scholarly societies such as FEBS around the world that collectively represent more than 14 million members globally. For more information, please visit

 Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It includes over 6 million articles from over 1,500 journals, over 20,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. To explore Wiley Online Library, please visit