Abstract Submission

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Participation in the annual FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF) is dependent upon the acceptance of an Applicant’s registration, abstract submission and eligibility. Therefore, all Applicants must prepare an abstract for submission, and following confirmation of successful application, the abstract will be included in the YSF either as a poster or, if selected, as an oral presentation. The aim of the abstract is to summarise your present research so that the Scientific Programme Committee can select the most interesting, innovative and relevant presentations for the YSF. To standardize the abstract layout, you should read these preparation guidelines carefully. You are also advised to avoid submission within 48 hours of the deadline, for the best system performance. 


1. Abstracts MUST be submitted electronically and according to the following instructions and by the specified deadline of 22nd January 2009. Abstracts submitted by fax or by email will not be accepted. 

2. Maximum 2500 characters (letters) . Please note that text editors do not count characters exactly as the abstract system does, and there may be small differences. Tables cannot be included.  The abstract system will automatically inform you if you have complied with the rules or not, before accepting your submission.

3. All abstracts must be written in English.
Please note that if your abstract is accepted for an oral presentation, you must be able to  give your presentation in English.

4. When submitting your abstract, choose the topic it most relates to (please refer to list below). However, the Scientific Programme Committee, reserves the right to decide on definitive topic  assignment upon abstract selection.

 - Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
 - Protein Structure and Interactions
 - Metabolites in Interactions
 - Cellular and Subcellular Biochemistry
 - Signal Transduction
 - Organism – The network of Interactions
 - Trends in Biotechnology
 - From Biochemistry to Medicine  

5. No abbreviations to be used in the titles

6. Titles should not be more than 12  or 14 words 

7. Submitte abstracts will be peer reviewed without knowledge of their source and the Scientific Programme Committee will select the abstracts either as poster or oral presentations. Acceptance or rejection of an abstract is based on the assessments carried out by the reviewers, and the Scientific Programme Committee decisions based on these assessments will be final.

8. Posters are particularly suitable for the presentation of complex data or material requiring extensive illustration. 

9. It should be noted that poster and oral presentations will be subject to the same peer review process and selection by the Scientific Programme Committee, with both solely based upon the submitted abstracts written in English.

10. Accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract book of 34th FEBS Congress. 

11. The following subdivisions of your abstract are recommended but are not mandatory, there is no need to use every section if not appropriate to your work:

o Background
o Objectives
o Methods
o Results
o Conclusion/Application to practice

Please note that if you use a field, its title appears automatically e.g. Background, Objectives...
If you need to enter greek letters or use bold, italics or superscript/subscript then you may use our special text editor by clicking on the 'edit' button.

12. The authors of all accepted abstracts will be notified by e-mail.  (On or around 20 February, 2009)

13. Correction of abstracts can only be made until the deadline of 22nd January 2009

14. Abstracts received after the deadline cannot be accepted and will therefore also not be considered for the programme or publication. 

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Abstract submission will be closed on Tuesday, January 22, 2009 (0:00 CET). 

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by Friday, February 20, 2009. 

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