PhD, Ege University
Caner Geyik

Assistant Prof., Istinye University


Junior section, German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Junior-GBM is the Junior Section of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). It was set up in 2011 to support the career development and networking opportunities of students and young researchers in the molecular life sciences in Germany. The Junior-GBM organise and deliver their own activities, under the supervision of their Society and all members of the Junior-GBM are members of the GBM. Junior-GBM are also part of the FEBS Junior Section. To find out more about the Junior-GBM read their overview post and check out the online talks and other activities they deliver, accesible from the 'Popular contributions' section below.
Aljoša Bavec

Professor , Medical faculty, University of Ljubljana

Paraoxonase-1, glucagons like peptide-1 receptor, G-proteins, molecular interactions, enzyme kinetic, signalling, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes mellitus 2, technology for teaching and learning
Brooke Morriswood

group leader, University of Würzburg

I write a blog called Total Internal Reflection about the human side of science. Postings are generally either opinion/commentary (either serious or silly) or "How To" pieces aimed at improving young scientists' soft skills. 

A longer biography and manifesto are on the blog here.

Didem Karakas Zeybek

Assistant Professor, Istinye University

Jyotrimayee Samal

Graduate, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

Gül Güner Akdogan

Professor, IEU School of Medicine, Izmir

Biochemistry-Medical Biochemistry
Nino Sincic

associate professor, University of Zagreb School of Medicine

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology unites scientists in 75 countries or regions through a society, national council, or academy of sciences.

Rodrigo de Oliveira

Assistant Professor, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba

I am an assistant professor of chemistry at the State University of Paraíba, Northeast of Brazil. I started my position in April 2012 and since then I am trying to develop more knowledge on how polyP can act as a colloid arresting agent. I have focused my work on bentonite and laponite, with the objective to make new functional materials. For laponite based systems, we envisage that they may be good for tissue engineering, in the form of Wigner glasses, shear-thinning hydrogels and coacervates. Once our group is concerned to the development of new materials, collaborations are vital to exam them as potential biomaterials.

Xiaohong Wang

Prof. Dr. , University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

I am a chemist and material scientist. Since 2006, I is closely collaborating with the group of W.E.G. Müller and joined his team at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz in 2009.  My research activities focus on: ● Development of bioinspired materials for biomedical applications. ● Development of morphogenically active polyphosphate based biomaterials and bio-ink. ● Development of novel strategies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, e.g. for bone and cartilage repair/regeneration as well as for wound healing etc. ● Development of regeneratively active scaffolds/implants by traditional techniques and 3D printing. ● Characterization of the physical-chemical properties of bioinorganic materials.

My achievements include ● Elucidation of the mechanism of hardening of biogenetically formed silica and of the enzymatic formation of calcium carbonate “bio-seeds” in bone mineralization. ● Demonstrate the process of coacervate formation of inorganic polyphosphate in the presence of protein and its role in the transformation of the polyphosphate nanoparticles into the biologically active form. ● Taking nature as a blueprint, development of innovative biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as well as, more recently, for application in antiviral therapy.

'FEBS Communications' posts general items from the FEBS Network Team as well as news on FEBS events and other activities.

Maayan pour

Postdoctoral fellow, New York University

Postdoctoral fellow at NYU, former PhD student at Tel Aviv University, 17th Young Scientists' Forum Organizing Committee chair

Tiago André Sousa Vieira Augusto

PhD Student, UCIBIO.REQUIMTE/ Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto

Hi! I'm a PhD student with a special interest in breast cancer and its mechanisms of resistance to aromatase inhibitors. I'm 25 years old and from Porto, Portugal. I play handball, and I was even national champion of beach handball.
Maria Papatriantafyllou

Editorial Manager, Molecular Oncology

A series of coincidences brought about to my young post-doc self a revelation: my ideal career should combine editorial work and science communication. While working as an Editor on FEBS Press and, before that, on Nature Reviews journals, I have immensely enjoyed communicating with Life Science Researchers — be it on past, current and emerging topics in biological research, or on the future of Science Policy and Publishing.
Mary Purton

Publisher, FEBS Press

I obtained my PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Nottingham and have spent the past 30 years in science publishing. I've worked for various journals, including Nature and Trends in Biochemical Sciences, and also edited many books. I was the Executive Editor of FEBS Open Bio from its launch in 2011 until 2019.

Anna Mleczko

PhD student, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

19th YSF Organizing Committee member. PhD student at Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań. I love science, animals, volunteering, sports, juggling, metal music and crocheting.
Irene Diaz-Moreno

Chair of the FEBS Working Group on the Careers of Young Scientists, University of Seville - CSIC

Dr. Irene Díaz-Moreno is Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Chemical Research of the Scientific Research Centre Isla de la Cartuja – cicCartuja, in Seville (Spain). She was awarded with her Ph.D. with European mention from the University of Seville in 2005. Dr. Irene Díaz-Moreno has worked in collaboration with groups at the Universities of Göteborg (Sweden) and Leiden (The Netherlands) on molecular recognition between metalloproteins involved in electron-transfer processes. She was an EMBO postdoctoral fellow (2006–2008) at the NIMR-MRC in London (UK), working on the regulatory mechanisms of mRNA decay by RNA-binding proteins. In 2010, she got a permanent position at the University of Seville, where she is developing research projects on Biointeractomics field, as well as on the post-translational regulation of biological macromolecules.
Ahmet Yalcinkaya

Research Assistant, Hacettepe University

Keith Elliott

Member, FEBS Education Committee

I spent 40 years teaching and researching, and developed a particular interest in education and career development. I chaired the Education Committee and was Careers advisor for the UK Biochemical Society. In these roles, and my work with students at the University of Manchester, I realised how important it is for young scientists to recognise their skills and be able to "sell" themselves to potential employers (and grant awarding bodies). I now run CV support sessions for young scientists on behalf of the FEBS Education Committee, of which I was a founder member.