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Abstracts concerning research from all areas of molecular and cellular life sciences are welcome at FEBS 2019. However, during abstract submission, the author must select one topic from the categories below that best describes the content of their abstract. Topics will be used for reviewing and indexing purposes, and assignment of oral presentations and poster display at the event.

Genome structure and regulation

  • DNA architecture
  • DNA variation
  • DNA editing and modification

Life of coding RNA – from synthesis to decay

  • RNA transcription
  • RNA processing
  • RNA transport and translation
  • RNA turnover

Biology of regulatory RNA                                                

  • Small noncoding RNA                                            
  • Long noncoding RNA
  • RNA in pathogenesis and therapy


  • Proteins: structure, disorder and dynamics
  • Multicomponent complexes
  • Proteomic technologies
  • Sulfur metabolism and cellular regulation
  • Epigenetics and protein glycosylation

Signaling pathways and cell communication                         

  • Signal transduction
  • Molecular mechanism of inflammation-related diseases
  • Calcium and ROS messengers
  • Cytoskeleton and molecular mechanisms of motility

Membranes, receptors and bioenergetics

  • Intracellular ion channels and transporters
  • Mitochondria and signaling

Molecular and cellular neuroscience

  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Signaling in brain cancer

Molecular basis of aging and diseases

  • Cell signaling in tumor biology
  • Molecular biology of aging
  • Rare diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases 

Synthetic biology and systems biology

  • Natural networks and systems
  • Synthetic networks and systems

Plant molecular biology                        

  • Plant–environment interaction
  • Plant biotechnology

New frontier methods in biochemical research

  • Single cell analysis and imaging
  • Induced pluripotent cells
  • Cell therapy and regenerative medicine
  • Genome editing (CRISPR)
  • Synthetic biopolymers for biomedicine
  • Integrative approaches to structural and synthetic biology
  • Bionanotechnology    

Molecular bioscience education

  • Education, training, and career planning in molecular life sciences

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