Introducing the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum 2023

Apply by 8 December 2022 for a funded place at the 22nd FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2023) – a satellite meeting of the FEBS Congress in Tours, July 2023!
Introducing the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum 2023
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In these difficult times in Europe, FEBS has made the firm decision to continue supporting young scientists working in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology by organizing the renowned FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF).

Therefore, we warmly invite you to participate in a very special edition of the FEBS YSF: YSF 2023. We hope that the words 'For a Better Future' in the logo will be quickly fulfilled in many aspects: the scientific ones, but also those related to peace in the world. YSF 2023 will be held from July 6th to 8th, 2023, just ahead of and in conjunction with the 47th FEBS Congress. It will take place at Tours in France, a very historical and beautiful town located in the Loire Valley, about an hour by high-speed train from Paris.

YSF 2023 is organized with the aim of bringing together outstanding PhD students and young postdocs mostly from around Europe* and promoting science as a tool for cohesion and progress in our societies. About 100 participants selected from the FEBS Constituent Societies will be able  to present their scientific results and discuss ideas around their research in a friendly, informal atmosphere, before attending the larger FEBS Congress. Participation in both the YSF and FEBS Congress is supported by a the YSF grant from FEBS that covers Congress registration, accommodation and most of the travel expenses.

The YSF 2023 will provide a wonderful Forum for you to refresh your knowledge base and explore innovations in biochemical sciences. The Forum will offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you a chance to meet and interact with leading researchers as well as scientists at similar early-career stages. The conference will start with an inspiring opening lecture delivered by Zdenko Herceg from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization (Lyon, France), known for his work on epigenetics and cancer, and then a welcome dinner. The scientific program over the following days will provide opportunities for all participants to present their research as oral presentations and/or posters, and we are also looking forward to fascinating talks from the keynote speakers (including William F. Martin from the Institute of Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, who works at the interface of evolutionary biology and biochemistry). In addition, 'Careers Skills' sessions will provide advice on key skills and early-career options. Over the course of the YSF there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to enjoy making new international connections and getting to know each other, especially during an interesting social program planned for them.

More information, including how to apply, can be found in the YSF section of the 47th FEBS Congress website. We hope you will join us and enjoy the experience in Tours. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

FEBS YSF 2023 Organizing Committee
Irene Díaz-Moreno (Chair), Institute for Chemical Research, University of Seville, Spain
Elisa Frezza, Université Paris Cité, CiTCoM, CNRS, France
Anna Jagusiak, Medical College, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Maja Katalinić, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Vlastimil Kulda, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
Nino Sincic, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sonia Trojan, Medical College, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland


*For the YSF 2023, there will also be two places for scientists from non-FEBS countries, funded by IUBMB.

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