Prepare your trip to the 3rd FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference in Singapore!

Early bird registration is open for the 3rd FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference, in Singapore 4–6 December 2024. Register now and apply for a travel grant if you are eligible, so you can start preparing your trip to Singapore! The deadline for the travel grants and short talk application is 31 July.
Prepare your trip to the 3rd FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference in Singapore!
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Start preparing your trip to Singapore or register if you haven’t done so yet: early bird registration is now open and there are many travel grants available! The application deadline for the travel grants and short talks is 31 July.

Become a part of the Conference

The FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference is an international, interdisciplinary 3-day event entirely organized for and by young researchers – PhD students and postdocs – from the molecular life sciences disciplines, bringing together up to 300 young participants from all over the world.

From experts in biomedical research to outreach activities with local citizens, and from useful workshops to alternative career chats with scientists, this event has been fully planned and organized by young scientists thinking about the research interests, career needs, and networking preferences of young researchers.

The 2024 conference will be held from 4–6 December in Singapore, at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

How to get to Singapore?

With the support of our generous sponsors, at previous events we have awarded more than 70 travel grants to participants. We are again offering several travel grants to support young scientists to present their research in an international environment at Singapore. There are different travel grants for the conference, such as the Singapore-ASEAN Youth Fund or the FEBS and IUBMB travel grants. To be eligible to a FEBS-IUBMB travel grant to attend the conference, participants must be a member of a FEBS constituent society, or be a member of the relevant National Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that is an Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body of IUBMB or have the sponsorship of a member of such a Society. Applicants must present a proof of membership or sponsorship during the application process.

The upcoming conference will take place at the Clinical Sciences Building at LKCMedicine with multiple transportation options accessible for attendees to reach the venue in Singapore.

Aerial view of Gardens by the Bay, a nature park in Singapore. Photo by Sergio Sala on Unsplash.

Singapore in December

One thing that everyone should see in Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands, an architectural marvel that offers stunning views of the city skyline. If you want to extend your stay in Singapore, be sure to visit the festive Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay – you can find more information here. It’s a great opportunity for shopping for unique gifts, and enjoying seasonal food and drinks with friends or colleagues. December in Singapore is warm and tropical, so pack light clothing and stay hydrated. The Local Organising Committee will compile a list of their favorite spots around Singapore, which we will post on our website. It is also possible to book guided city tours to see more of the city, you can find more information here.

What to expect?

Unlike most other conferences, the program is entirely devised by early-career researchers. The conference promotes excellence in the molecular life sciences, linking science, career, and communication with the general public. To achieve this, the conference comprises three main parts:

  • A scientific symposium that explores the latest research and pioneering developments in biomedical research, and allows young scientists to present their work through short talks, flash talks and posters.
  • Activities focused on career development, with a Career Day that includes workshops, career chats with professionals, and a job fair.
  • Diverse outreach activities in Singapore, to engage with the general public and give stakeholders a voice on biomedical discoveries.

Supporting excellence

FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE is a series of International Molecular Biosciences PhD and Postdoc Conferences founded by the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB). These events are organized together with the four partner institutions of ENABLE (European Academy for Biomedical Science): IRB Barcelona (Spain), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (The Netherlands), the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (Denmark), and the European School of Molecular Medicine (Italy), in collaboration with the University of Cologne (Germany), which hosted last year’s conference, and Nanyang Technological University Singapore in Singapore where the 2024 event will be held.

The scientific and career development programme

The profound impact of Artificial Intelligence on biomedical and healthcare research is being explored by researchers worldwide. This has inspired the theme "Artificial Intelligence – Reshaping Biomedical and Healthcare Research" for the FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE 2024 conference. The event will bring together researchers from different fields to learn about the critical role AI plays in advancing biomedical sciences and healthcare.

The two-day scientific symposium features keynote speakers from different fields including metabolic diseases, population and global health, respiratory and infectious diseases, neuroscience and mental health, and skin disease and wound repair. They will help us learn more about the interplay between artificial intelligence and biomedical sciences with plenty of facetime to network and discuss their findings. Several renowned keynote speakers from different fields will share their expertise and experience in four sessions:

  • Metabolic Diseases, Population and Global Health, with Jingmei Li (Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Respiratory and Infectious diseases, with Namkug Kim (University of Ulsan College of Medicine, South Korea) and Halima Bensmai (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar).
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health, with Woo-Young Ahn (Seoul National University, South Korea).
  • Skin Disease and Wound Repair, with Zongyuan Ge (Monash University, Australia) and Reiko Tanaka (Imperial College London, UK).

Additionally, the third day of the conference will be entirely dedicated to professional development. Participants will have the chance to broaden their horizons and expand their capabilities through three complementary career activities: insightful discussions with experts from different career paths in the alternative career chats section, workshops aimed at building new skills, and a job fair hosting potential employment options from the biotechnological, pharmaceutical, publishing, or communication sectors.

Your host for the event

The 3rd International FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference will be held by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). It is a pioneering institution committed to shaping the future of medical education and healthcare. Established in 2013 as a strategic partnership between NTU and Imperial College London, LKCMedicine embodies a unique blend of Eastern and Western medical traditions while incorporating innovative teaching methodologies and cutting-edge research.

Singapore is a vibrant city-state in Southeast Asia known for its unique blend of modernity and tradition. With its skyline featuring futuristic skyscrapers and lush greenery, Singapore is a cultural melting pot with diverse cuisines and languages. Iconic landmarks like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, bustling hawker centers, and lively neighborhoods offer visitors a rich tapestry of experiences. Singapore is also recognized globally for its embrace of cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence. The city’s commitment to innovation and digital transformation has established it as a leading hub for AI research, development, and implementation.

Registration is now open!

Early bird registration is now open and there are many travel grants available! The application deadline for the travel grants and short talk is 31 July. The early bird registration fee is S$225 (Singapore Dollars) and it includes the conference dinner on 5 December.

We encourage abstract submissions from all areas of Life Sciences and Biochemistry for the 3rd FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE International Molecular Biosciences Conference. REGISTER now and don’t miss your place in Singapore!


Top photo by Swapnil Bapat on Unsplash.

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