2020 Highlights from the FEBS Network's 'Research' channel

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Several FEBS Congress plenary speakers and FEBS medal awardees kindly shared something of their research interests and perspectives on researcher life in a series of Q&A posts in the FEBS Network's Research channel in 2020. Take a look and be inspired:

David Baulcombe: “I still see genetic regulation as a big challenge that can inform all areas of biology.”
From siRNA to crop biotech: Sir David Baulcombe, who will be awarded the Sir Hans Krebs medal from FEBS at the 45th FEBS Congress in Ljubljana, introduces his research area through a brief Q&A. 

Roman Jerala: "…I often have to take care that I am not carried away by new tempting ideas."
Roman Jerala will be awarded the Datta medal from FEBS at the 45th FEBS Congress in Ljubljana. This short Q&A takes us from his passion for synthetic biology to his views on European science.

Nenad Ban: “…it is a privilege to be surrounded by brilliant young co-workers and to learn from them…”
FEBS 2021 plenary lecturer Nenad Ban shares his fascination with structural biology and perspectives on life as a senior researcher.

Elly Tanaka interview: New methods to solve notoriously hard problems
Regeneration biologist Elly Tanaka is awarded the 2020 FEBS|EMBO Women in Science Award.

Hermona Soreq: “I guess that I am always attracted to far horizons…”
Five minutes with Hermona Soreq, who will deliver the IUBMB Lecture at the 45th FEBS Congress in Ljubljana.


For more information on FEBS 2021 Congress speakers and the wider scientific program, visit the Congress website at 2021.febscongress.org

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