It is my pleasure to announce the FEBS3+ conference ‘From molecules to living systems’, to be held between 2-5 September, 2018 in Siófok, Hungary. The FEBS3+ conference scheme supports the joint organisation of scientific meetings by three or more FEBS constituent societies. Accordingly, the Siófok meeting is hosted by the Hungarian Biochemical Society, and is jointly organised with the Slovenian Biochemical Society, the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Serbian Biochemical Society. With this conference we aim to replicate the format and build on the success of two earlier FEBS3+ meetings held in 2012 in Opatija, Croatia; and in 2015 in Portorož, Slovenia. The conference will also be considered the National Annual Meeting of the participating societies.
The scientific program will cover the most up-to-date topics in the field of molecular life sciences, particularly biochemistry and molecular biology. Special attention will be given to omics and systems approaches, and to studies exploring the molecular basis of disease. The scientific sessions are organised around themes that are most attractive to the participating societies.
I believe this international meeting presents an excellent opportunity to showcase our latest results in this collection of fast moving and topical research fields, find new ideas and start new collaborations. Picturesque Lake Balaton at late summer will provide a pleasant setting for the meeting, and I hope to meet many established scientists and young researchers there!