Society for Free Radical Research - Europe


SFRR-Europe Visiting Fellowships for 2024

Applications are open for SFRR-Europe Visiting Fellowships for 2024. Awards of up to €2000 will be made to Early Career Investigators to cover travel and accommodation expenses for a short research stay [minimum 3 weeks] in another European laboratory, to be completed before June 2025. The number of awards made will be determined by the quality of the submitted proposals.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing:

  1. a brief summary of the research project (maximum one A4 page) stating the expected duration, budget, rationale and expected outcomes from the short stay.

  2. CV (maximum 2 A4 pages) of the applicant including date of birth, date of PhD award (if applicable), current position and a list of publications.

  3. abbreviated CVs of both the home and proposed host supervisors (maximum 2 A4 pages each).

  4. a letter from the host institution agreeing to host and provide facilities for the visitor.

Previous awardees of Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fellowships or Visiting Fellowships are not eligible.

Applications should be submitted by logging-in to the SFRR-E intranet ( and selecting the call for SFRR-E VISITING FELLOWSHIPS 2024. Applications which do not adhere to the above requirements, will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2024, and the results will be announced at the General Assembly of SFRR-E, held during the SFRR-Europe Annual Meeting in Istanbul, 4-7 June 2024.

Requirements for the applicant:

  • Under 35 years of age and without a permanent university position

  • Member of SFRR-Europe

  • Presentation of a brief written report, and details of expenditure, to the SFRR-Europe Executive one month after the research visit. The report may be posted on the SFRR-Europe website.

Requirements for the supervisors at the home and host institutions:

  • Both the home and host supervisors must be members of SFRR-Europe

SFRR-E Meeting 2024


We are inviting the submission of symposia proposals and nominations for the following SFRR-E honorary lectures to be presented at the SFRR-E Meeting 2024 “From Molecules to Tissues: Redox Biology in Action”, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on the 5th - 7th June 2024.

Conference website:

  • SFRR-E Annual Award Lecture
  • SFRR-Europe Basic Science Award Lecture
  • SFRR-Europe Clinical Science Award Lecture
  • SFRR-E Catherine Pasquier Memorial Lecture
  • SFRR-E Leopold Flohé Redox Pioneer Young Investigator Award

Only current members of SFRR-E are able to submit symposium proposals or nominations for special lectures, and must login into the member area of the SFRR-E website and select the relevant option "Call for symposia for SFRR-E Istanbul Meeting 2024" or “Call for Honorary Lectures for SFRR-E Istanbul Meeting 2024” in the menu on the left.

Symposia proposals and lecture nominations should be submitted before or by the deadline of 6th October 2023 as a PDF file using the word templates available when you log in to the member area of the SFRR-E website. Please find enclosed the guidelines for these honorary lectures.

An International Scientific Advisory Board will evaluate all proposals and nominations and the SFRR-E Executive will then select those with the highest rankings.

Thank you for your active collaboration with SFRR-E.

SFRR-E Honorary Lectures 2024

We are excited to announce the new recipients of the SFRR-E Honorary Lecture Awards, which will be presented during the Annual meeting, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 5-7 June, 2024. Congratulations to the awardees!


SFFR-E Annual Award Lecture
Anna Maria Cuervo
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States
Title: Selective autophagy in the fight against aging and age-related diseases

SFRR-E Basic Science Award Lecture (Sponsored by Elsevier)
Kelvin Davies
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Title: The Redox Biology of Adaptive Homeostasis

SFFR-E Clinical Science Award Lecture (Sponsored by SFRR-E and OCC)
Thomas Michel
Harvard University, USA
Title: Novel chemogenetic/transgenic models of tissue-specific oxidative stress

Catherine Pasquier Award Lecture
Eduardo Fuentes-Lemus
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Macromolecular crowding in the context of redox biology: effects on protein oxidation and aggregation

Leopold Flohe Award Lecture
Jose Luis Garcia Giménez
Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Title: When epigenetics meets the redox regulation and signaling

Updates from the ECR committee


Join our Mentoring Program

Earlier this year, the Society for Free Radical Research Europe has introduced a new subcommittee dedicated to early career researchers, the ECR Subcommittee. The Subcommittee aims to create a vibrant ECR community within the SFRR-E devoted to young investigators' education and visibility.


ANTHONY NEWMAN from ELSEVIER receives the "SFRR-Europe LONG-TERM SUPPORT AWARD" during the joint meeting of SFRRE and Plant Oxygen Group, at the Redox Biology Congress, held in Ghent 24-26, August 2022.

Giovanni Mann's Tweet

In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor Robin L. Willson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the free radical and redox fields, Professor Robin Linhope Willson. He died peacefully at his home in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Argentina, where he had lived since retiring from Brunel University. He was 81 and leaves behind a wife Vicky, and two children, Emma and Suzy, from his first marriage to Hester Bowen who died in 1996.

Solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine

SFRRE stands in  solidarity with our friends and colleagues in Ukraine. We strongly condemn the barbaric unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, attacking and killing civilians.
While calling  on a swift and peaceful resolution to the conflict, SFRRE can provide Society members from Ukraine some support and will collaborate with community group in providing information about opportunities at universities for students and researchers.

Next Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research - Europe

“The Future of Redox Biology”
meeting sponsored by OCC, SFRR-E, and SFRR-I
17-18-19 June 2022. Teatro dei Rinnovati, Siena, Italy.
More info:

"Oxidative Stress: Eustress and Distress" book edited by Helmut Sies.

The full videos of the latest SFRR-Europe Webinars are available ONLY FOR MEMBERS.

FRBM Forthcoming Special Issues

Critical Methods articles in FRBM

Solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine

SFRRE stands in  solidarity with our friends and colleagues in Ukraine. We strongly condemn the barbaric unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, attacking and killing civilians.

While calling  on a swift and peaceful resolution to the conflict, SFRRE can provide Society members from Ukraine some support and will collaborate with community group in providing information about opportunities at universities for students and researchers.

Society’s Support

SFRRE will waive yearly membership to all Ukraine scientists for the 2022-2024 period. Dedicated travel awards for Ukraine SFRRE members to attend SFRRE meetings or affiliated events.

Academic Support

Science for Ukraine (Science for Ukraine)

#ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world.

Their mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated to an academic institution in Ukraine.

Solidarity list – Features – EMBO
Solidarity list – Features – EMBO)

A list of life scientists across Europe and beyond offering to host Ukrainian researchers in their labs, provided EMBO Communications

SNSF supports Ukrainian researchers (
SNSF supports Ukrainian researchers (

As a longstanding promoter of academic freedom, peaceful cooperation and tolerance across borders, the SNSF also supports Scholars at Risk (SAR), a global organisation committed to helping and funding scientists and researchers who are in danger in their own country.

Scholars at Risk
(Solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Ukrainian higher education | Scholars at Risk)

The organization stands ready to assist, including by arranging temporary positions for as many scholars displaced from or otherwise unable to work safely in Ukraine as possible, as well as scholars in Russia who may face retaliation for their opposition to the aggression or support for Ukrainian colleagues.

King’s College London
King's leads universities' response to hosting Ukrainian refugee students and academics (

As the UK’s first university to act as a Community Sponsor for a refugee family displaced by the Syrian war, King’s is sharing learnings from that scheme to inform this new initiative and deliver a model for how UK universities might best implement the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. 


The Society for Free Radical Research - Europe (SFRR-E) is dedicated to promoting interest in all aspects of research related to Free Radicals in any scientific field.


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