Founded on 1 January 1964, the Federation of European Biochemical Societies is one of the largest organisations in European life sciences, with over 36,000 members across more than 35 biochemistry and molecular biology societies in different countries of Europe and neighbouring regions. As a grass-roots organisation, FEBS thereby provides a voice to a large part of the academic research and teaching community in Europe and beyond.
As a charity, FEBS promotes and supports biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular biophysics and related research areas through its scientific journals: FEBS Journal, FEBS Letters, FEBS OpenBio and Molecular Oncology and its Congress, Advanced Courses, Fellowships and other initiatives. There is an emphasis in many programmes on scientific exchange and cooperation between scientists working in different countries and on promotion of the training of early-career scientists.
Its main administrative and finance office and the base for FEBS Journal is in Cambridge.