FEBS Network Corner - Introducing the FEBS Network

Monday, 07 May 2018 12:51


Online since September 2017 The FEBS Network is an initiative from FEBS representing a forum for the molecular life science community for learning, inspiration, support and connections. The Network currently presents content from its appointed experts and writers in four themed channels: Early-Career Scientist, Educator, Viewpoints and Research. These themes reflect long-standing activities of FEBS in supporting young scientists, promoting molecular life sciences education and research, and following ‘science and society’ concerns. Other scientists join the community as 'Users' to engage with contributions and others in the Network community and to create a profile page where they can present their interests and post content. Such content will also be featured on the homepage in 'Latest from all the community'. With these facilities the Network shall become a supportive community of interconnected molecular life science enthusiasts at all career stages. Much of the content of the channels can be viewed by all, but to access some items and to interact and post, you first need to make your profile by registering on the platform, which is for free.

In addition, The Network provides closed online spaces for community groups (‘rooms’) such as the FEBS Fellows, the participants of the Young Scientists Forum or the FEBS Education Ambassadors, others may follow in the near future. Similar online spaces are offered for discussion and interaction around particular research areas to FEBS event organizers and to scientists in the FEBS Community interested to develop subject-specific online communities (‘Research Division Rooms’). Room contents are visible only for members and contributors registered with the particular rooms on invitation by the room curator.

It's free to join the FEBS Network, and Users also benefit from free access to The FEBS Journal and FEBS Letters. You do not need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society to join the Network.

To find out more about this new initiative from FEBS, see the 'About the FEBS Network' channel. Come and join the community, and think about

  • Why not become a regular contributor to one of the channels?
  • Why not start a Research Division Room on a topic of your interest?


Recent FEBS Network content:

Sharing the load (science and parenting) by Brooke Morriswood

Commenting an article on Education (Monitoring how changes in pedagogical practices have improved student interest and performance for an introductory biochemistry course) by Angel Herráez

Biomedical Research needs to speak with one voice by Loredana Simulescu

Published in Allgemeine News