Room for Junior Sections of FEBS Societies
To bring together young scientists from all over Europe, the junior sections of the ÖGMBT (Austria), SIB (Italy), SEBBM (Spain), GBM (Germany), NVBMB (the Netherlands) and the Biochemical Society (UK) have collaborated with FEBS to establish a platform for exchange and collaboration within the FEBS Network. For this, FEBS has created an open Room for the Junior Sections of FEBS Constituent Societies. All young members from the FEBS societies are welcome to sign up to the FEBS Network and become a member of the room using the following link: https://network.febs.org/users/sign_up?campaign_key=Junior+Sections+of+FEBS+Societies+Members+Room-aab2c6. Here, they can connect, share events, and start discussions.
In the future, our initiative aims at organizing events, such as lectures with key figures and researchers in Europe, as well as scientific and career sessions to provide insights to Europe’s leading research institutes. In general, we want to open doors for young European scientists to opportunities outside their home countries by providing the relevant contacts and thus fostering the communication within the network. Most importantly though, this emerging platform is still very dynamic and lives on the ideas that you and your society’s members are all welcome to contribute.
As first joint events, we are pleased to announce the following talks:
1) Working at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK. With Dr Roser Vento-Tormo, Group Leader on Cellular Genetics at the Sanger. 19 October 2021, 18:00 (CEST). Read more about the Institute on this Director's Visions post from Mike Stratton.
2) The AlphaFold Database, co-developed by DeepMind and EMBL-EBI. With Prof. Gerard Kleywegt and Dr Sameer Velankar, from the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), at EMBL-EBI. 26 October 2021, 19:00 (CEST). Read more about the opportunities and limitations of AlphaFold protein predictions on this post from the team at EMBL-EBI.
Further information on the online talks and how to register will follow!
Please feel free to share these news with your FEBS Constituent Society to help promote the exchange between young scientists across Europe!