FEBS Open Bio Poster Prizes: Supporting Early Career Researchers

FEBS Open Bio is committed to supporting early career researchers through sponsoring poster prizes at scientific meetings. In this post, we celebrate recent poster and speed talk prizes awarded at the FEBS Congress, Young Scientist's Forum, and recent international meetings held in Europe and Asia.
FEBS Open Bio Poster Prizes: Supporting Early Career Researchers
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The four FEBS Press journals are proud to be able to support early career researchers through sponsorship of poster prizes at key scientific meetings across Europe and beyond. These prizes recognise, reward, and inspire the excellent and innovative research being performed by early career researchers; here, we would like to highlight some recent recipients of the FEBS Open Bio poster and speed talk prizes, and extend our congratulations to all past and future winners.

Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the 47th FEBS Congress, Tours, France

Kinga Stopa. Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Title: Pharmacological inhibition of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins in pancreatic cancer.


Winner of a FEBS Open Bio Speed Talk Prize at the 47th FEBS Congress, Tours, France

Giovanni Bisello. Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine, and Movement, Verona, Italy

Title: Structural dynamics of human AADC: new perspectives for severity prediction in AADC deficiency.


Winner of a FEBS Open Bio Speed Talk Prize at the 47th FEBS Congress, Tours, France

Zhiyu Zhou. Faculty Pharmacy, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

Title: Could GroEL1 be a potential anti-tuberculosis drug target?


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Oral Communication Prize at the 22nd FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2023), Tours, France

David Valdivieso González. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Title: Sorting of active ATP synthase to curved membranes.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the 22nd FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2023), Tours, France

Julien Kowalewski. Centre de Biologie Structurale (CBS), CNRS UMR 5048, INSERM U 1054, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Title: Fighting the resistance to aminoglycosides - design of bacterial enzyme inhibitors.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the annual meeting of the Swedish Foundation for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Tällberg, Sweden

Johanna Hultman. Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Title: The dynamic interaction of the N-Myc oncoprotein and the protein kinase Aurora A – a stable but fuzzy complex.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the “Crosstalk between the ECM and proteases from destruction to regeneration” FEBS Advanced Course, Rehovot, Israel

Eline Bernaerts. KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Title: Macrophages shift subcellular metalloprotease activity depending on their activation state.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the PARP 2023 Advanced Course, Hvar, Croatia

Zuleyha Yildirim. University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Title: PARP3 promotes myogenic differentiation and skeletal muscle function in cooperation with the histone methyltransferase EZH2.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the Beijing Cancer Salon Meeting, Beijing, China

Aikede Alifu. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Title: Comprehensive characterization of environmental signatures and splicing variants of small cell lung cancers.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at the Association of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists in B&H Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Igor Stuparevic. Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Title: Tho2 moonlights in the mRNP quality control.


Winner of the FEBS Open Bio Poster Prize at Evolving Molecular Bioscience Education, Manchester, UK

Kate Hammond. The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK and Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Title: Is practical laboratory teaching in life sciences impractical for autistic undergraduates? Development of gold standards for accessibility.

The full list of poster and speed talk prizes from 2021 to date can be viewed by clicking here.

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