Dear Members and Colleagues of the Molecular Biology Association,

We are thrilled to announce the 9th International Congress, taking place in İzmir from September 12-14, 2024. This autumn event will be held in conjunction with the EMBO Young Scientists Forum (EYSF), promising an enriching experience for all.

Our host, the İzmir Institute of Technology, will provide a dynamic scientific program with esteemed speakers. The congress will be a hub for knowledge exchange and collaborative discourse, promoting molecular biology's progress.

The EYSF, on September 10-11, will precede the congress, offering emerging scientists a stage to interact with experts and present their innovative research.

For the latest updates and announcements, please follow our official congress website, social media channels, and subscribe to our newsletter.

We warmly invite you to join us in the beautiful setting/surroundings of Urla, İzmir, for an inspiring exchange of ideas and insights. Your participation is greatly anticipated.


Prof. Dr. Batu Erman
President of the Molecular Biology Association

General Information

Prof. Dr. Erdal Saygın Amphitheatre, Faculty of Sciences
Izmir Institute of Technology, Güzelbahçe, Urla, İzmir, Türkiye

Congress Dates
MolBiyoKon'24    12-14 September 2024
EMBO YSF'24     10-11 September 2024

Congress Language
Official congress language is English. All plenary lectures, panels, sessions, oral and poster presentations will be presented in English. Congress proceedings book will be published in English.No simultaneous translation will be available throughout the congress.

Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants who attend the conference will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificate of attendance will be presented in PDF format and only distributed digitally. You can download your certificate of attendance through MolBiyoKon24' Online Registration Platform once the congress has concluded.

Congress Abstract Book
Congress abstract book will be published digitally in English only. The abstract book will be published as a supplement of Turkish Journal of Biology. 

Congress Secretariat
In previous years, all our scientific congresses have been organized with dedication and commitment of congress organizing committee and MBD board of directors. In 2024 a professional congress organizer, evronas events will be handling all secretarial work and help us focus on the scientific content. Please do not hesitate to contact for all requests and inquiries.

Important Dates
30 May 2024 Early Bird Registration Deadline
15 July 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline
15 August 2024 Regular Registration Deadline
10 August 2024 Abstract Evaluation Results
9-11 September 2024 EMBO Young Scientists Forum
12-14 September 2024 MolBiyokon'24


Abstract Submission

Molecular Biology Resarchers!

We encourage you to submit your work and present it during the MolBiyoKon24’. Contribute to the enriched scientific program and publish your abstract in the congress proceedings book. Each presenter is entitled to present 1 abstract either as a poster or a short oral presentation, however there is no limit on the number of abstracts you are an author in. Please note that all presenting authors should be registered to the congress for their abstract to be evaluated and accepted.
Abstract submission deadline is end of day Tuesday, July 16th, 2024. No abstracts will be accepted after this deadline.
Minor amendments on abstracts can be submitted before this deadline. After the abstracts are sent to the scientific committee for evaluation, they cannot be amended.
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by at least 2 referees appointed by the scientific committee in double blind method. The result of abstract evaluations will be sent to submitters via e-mail within 30 days after the abstract submission ends.
Poster and Oral presentations will be available at MolBiyoKon24’. Since the oral presentations slots are limited, some authors who submit their abstracts to be presented as oral presentations might be asked to change their presentation type to poster. This information will be available on the evaluation result information letters. >

Abstract Submission Guidelines 
  • All abstracts will be submitted in English.
  • All abstracts should be submitted through the online abstract submission & evaluation system at
  • The title of the abstract should be written in “First Letter Uppercase and Rest of the Word Lowercase”.
  • Make sure to list authors in the correct order and select the presenting author when asked.
  • Indicate full author affiliations (full institution name, city, and state) in English.
  • All abstracts should be structured in 4 parts and below headers should be included in the abstract:
    •     Background/Aim
    •     Materials and Methods
    •     Results
    •     Conclusion 
  • Abstracts will not be allowed to exceed 300 words (excluding titles).
  • Text should be concise and clear. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention.
  • Take careful consideration for typing errors
  • List minimum 3, maximum 5 keywords.
Poster and Oral presentation guidelines
  • Posters should be prepared and printed with the dimensions:
    70cm width and 100cm height.  
  • Presenters are expected to print and bring their poster to the congress. The congress secretariat will not provide a poster printing service.​
  • Oral presentations are encouraged to prepare a 5-10 slide presentation.
  • Each oral presentation is expected to present around 10-12 minutes followed by a 3-5 minute discussion period. Please be advised that the durations of presentations are subject to change according to final program of the congress.
All abstract related questions and requests can be sent to

Organizing Committee


Scientific Committee

Arzu Çelik, Boğaziçi University, Türkiye
Atakan Ekiz, İzmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye
Batu Erman, Acıbadem University, Türkiye
Bünyamin Akgül, İzmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye
Can Aztekin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Daniel Gautheret, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Duygu Sağ, İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center & Dokuz Eylül University, Türkiye
Erdinç Sezgin, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Erkan Karakaş, Vanderbilt University, USA
Fahri Saatçioğlu, University of Oslo, Norway
Güneş Özhan, İzmir Institute of Technology & İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, Türkiye
Harald Kolmar, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Hümeyra Taşkent-Sezgin, İzmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye
Matthias R. Schaefer, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Olivier Micheau, National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France
Özden Yalçın-Özuysal, İzmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye
Seamus Martin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Serkan Belkaya, Bilkent University, Türkiye
Seyit Kale, İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center & İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Türkiye
Stein Aerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 
Şerife Ayaz-Güner, İzmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye
Tuğçe Aktaş, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Uygar Tazebay, Gebze Technical University, Türkiye
Yavuz Oktay, İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center & Dokuz Eylül University, Türkiye

Confirmed Speakers

Alexander Buchberger  University of Würzburg, Germany
Atakan Ekiz  İzmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye
Anne Grapin Botton  Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Daniel Gautheret  Université Paris-Saclay, France
Erdinç Sezgin  SciLifeLab / Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Erkan Karakaş  Vanderbilt University, USA
Fahri Saatçioğlu  University of Oslo, Norway
Gözde Korkmaz  Koç University, Türkiye
Harald Kolmar  Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Matthias R. Schaefer  Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Mutlu Erdoğan Ankara University, Türkiye 
Nur Mustafaoğlu  Sabancı University, Türkiye 
Olivier Micheau  National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France
Özgün Gökçe  Universitat Bonn, Germany
Saemus Martin  Trinity College Dublin, Irland
Serkan Kır  Koç University, Türkiye
Sinem Saka  European Molecular Biology Laboratory, UK
Stein Aerts  KU Leuven, Belgium
Tolga Sütlü   Acıbadem Mehmet Aydınlar University, Türkiye
Tuğçe Aktaş  Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Umut Şahin  Boğaziçi University, Türkiye

Scientific Program


Molecular Biology Association of Turkey will provide registration grants for its' young investigator members. Please find below grant application guidelines:

All applicants should :
- be a member of Molecular Biology Association of Turkey
- be under the age of 35 (born on or after 1989)
- complete their congress registration payment
- apply for grant via the online registration platform before July 15th, 2024.

Applicants who meet the requirements will be evaluated by the organizing committee and informed about the status of their application before July 29th, 2024

Please select the MBA member grant application registration type when applying through our online registration platform. You will be asked to upload a document showing your age.

Registration & Accomodation

You can register and book accommodation through our Online Registration Platform. 

Early Bird

until May 31st


May 31st to August 16th


After August 16th

Academician - Member 4.000 TL 5.000 TL 6.500 TL
Academician - Non-member 5.000 TL 6.000 TL 7.500 TL
Student - Member 2.000 TL 2.500 TL 2.750 TL

Student - Non-member
2.500 TL 3.000 TL 3.250 TL

All registration prices include:
  • Congress materials (name badge, congress bag, etc.)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the congress
  • Congress social dinner (details to be provided at a later date)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • VAT (20%)

İYTE Guesthouse


Room Type

Nightly Accommodation Fees

İYTE Guesthouse - For 1 Person  1.500 TL
İYTE Guesthouse - For 2 People 2.000 TL
İYTE Guesthouse - For 3 People 2.250 TL
İYTE Guesthouse - For 4 People 2.800 TL

  • IYTE Guesthouse is located within the Izmir Institute of Technology Campus.
  • The above-mentioned rates are per room per night.
  • VAT and city tax are included in the prices.
  • Breakfast is not inlcuded in the mentioned prices, and there is no breakfast service in the guesthouse premises. However there is a restaurant serving breakfast only 50 meters from the guesthouse. 
  • All bookings are done per room, and not individuals. If you are accommodating with friends and wish to change your booking, please be informed that the whole room's booking will have to be changed. 
  • In the rooms; bathroom-WC, kitchenette (mini fridge + electric cooker), 24-hour hot water, air conditioning (heating / cooling), WI-FI and car parking services are provided within accommodation fees.
  • Izmir Institute of Technology Campus has restaurants, cafes, fastfood places, laundry and shopping centres.
  • Single and Double Accommodation options are limited and room assignments will be made in accordance with the availability of IYTE Guesthouse.
KYK Dormitories
  • Molbiyokon'24 would like to offer the facilities of KYK Dormitories for the congress participants however currently the government is considering to let out the dormitories to retirees for vacation accommodation support therefore the KYK Dormitories cannot commit to take on guests at this time
  • We will be monitoring the situation and make the KYK Dormitories available if possible. 
Cancellation Policy
  • Full refund except for bank/credit card charges until August 1st, 2024.
  • 50% refund for cancellations made between August 1st and September 1st, 2024.
  • No refund for cancellations made after September 1st, 2024.
  • All cancellation requests must be done in writing to and confirmed in order to be valid. Refunds will be made after the end of the congress.



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30/12 Beşiktaş, İstanbul, Türkiye



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