Society for Free Radical Research - Europe


Vitamin E Discussion Forum

Free Radical Biology & Medicine are inviting Commentaries (Short Communications format) for submission to a Vitamin E discussion forum and recently published a position article, launched during the 3rd Satellite Symposium on Vitamin E of the 2022 SFRR-Europe meeting in Gent. The invitation for commentaries or opinion articles offers an open platform for discussion by scientists involved in vitamin E research and scientific societies interested in this subject.

Manuscript submission information: 
Please submit your manuscript before 31 December 2023: All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by two independent referees. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into an online Collection. Articles from this Collection will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Vitamin E Discussion Forum Articles. To enable this, please DOWNLOAD THIS TEMPLATE to prepare your Commentary.

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 2023

We are excited to announce the new recipients of the SFRR-E Honorary Lecture Awards, which will be presented during the Annual meeting, held in Vienna, Austria from 6 – 9 June, 2023. Congratulations to the awardees!

SFRR-E Annual Award Lecture
Prof. Masayuki Yamamoto
Tohoku University, Japan
Title: The KEAP1/NRF2 system in health and disease

SFRR-E Basic Science Award Lecture
Prof. Rafael Radi
Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Title: Elucidating the biological chemistry of peroxynitrite, a stealthy oxidant

SFRR-E Clinical Science Award Lecture
Prof. Maria Cristina Polidori
University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Title: Age-related biomolecular changes: translational aspects of biological aging

SFRR-E Catherine Pasquier Award Lecture
Dr. Christiane Ott
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Germany
Title: Impact of proteostasis on cardiac function in aging

SFRR-E/OCC Leopold Flohe Pioneer Award Lecture
Prof. Niki Chondrogianni
National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece
Title: Proteasome activation and the secrets of anti-aging.

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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