Several FEBS Congress plenary speakers kindly shared something of their research interests and perspectives on researcher life in a series of Q&A posts. 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, 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. 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
Elly Tanaka, the 2020 recipient of the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award, talks about pioneering new techniques to investigate difficult problems and about how the field of regeneration biology has transformed over the years.
Molly Stevens interview: Innovating biomaterials and inspiring future generations of scientists
Molly Stevens, the 2021 recipient of the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award, talks about her unusual career choices, and her passion for using technology to address health inequality.
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.
Congress Special Sessions
Whet your appetite or find some background for the upcoming general-interest sessions at the 45th FEBS Congress with the following FEBS Network posts:
FEBS Special Session on Research and Career Skills – Assessment of Research and Researchers
The academic epidemic: chasing scientific ‘impact’ and prestige, The FEBS Journal
Impact factors and batting averages, Brooke Morriswood
European Research Council Session
Helping to steer funding to the frontiers of research, Liselotte Højgaard
FEBS Special Session on Science & Society – Plastics: revolution, pollution and substitution
"Plastics: revolution, pollution and substitution" at the 2021 FEBS Congress, Raffaele Porta
In the Limelight: Bioplastics, FEBS Open Bio
Bioplastics. What are they? How many are there? How are they made?, SEBBM
European Research Infrastructure and Initiatives Session
ELIXIR - coordinating life science resources across Europe, Erin Haskell
FEBS/IUBMB Special Sessions on Education
Janet Zadina interview: Translating neuroscience into educational practice, Ferhan Sagin
Journal review articles from Congress speakers
And last but not least, check out a collection of freely available reviews in FEBS Letters from invited 45th FEBS Congress speakers, introduced in this FEBS Network post:
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