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Course Structure
The course will comprise of a combination of lectures, tutorials, structured discussion groups, poster sessions and focused seminars. English is the official language for the course.
Participants should arrive on Sunday 29 September 2019, with the main scientific programme beginning on the morning of Monday 30 September. The course will be completed on the evening of Sunday 6 October, with departures on Monday 7 October.

Lectures will be given by a range of international leaders in the field. View our speakers here.

Once on the island, participants will be assigned to tutorial groups based on their interests, although we cannot guarantee that everyone will be matched to their first choice. 
As part of the tutorial groups, you will be discussing journal papers that interest you. As there are very limited printing facilities on the island, please also bring a few additional copies to share amongst your tutorial group.

Poster Sessions
Two poster sessions will be held and participants are strongly encouraged to bring a poster to display based on their research. If you are an early-stage PhD student with limited results, your poster can outline your future project aims and feature a literature review. Poster must be A1 and portrait (594 x 891 mm).
Based on the poster sessions, a number of participants will subsequently be selected to give a brief oral presentation on their work (3 slides, 5 minutes). Please also bring a PowerPoint presentation in case you are selected to present.

Keynote Lecture 
The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Lecture will be delivered by Luis Serrano, Barcelona.  

FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization,
FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for FEBS Advanced Courses.