Ignazio Restivo

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Palermo
FEBS Junior Section

Junior Section, FEBS

The FEBS Junior Section is organised by students and young researchers from some FEBS Constituent Societies. They develop joint activities, such as online talks and other events, and share resources, as well as open doors for young European scientists to opportunities outside their home countries by providing the relevant contacts and fostering communication within the network.
Orsolya Ungvári

PhD Student, RCNS, Institute of Enzymology & Eötvös Loránd University

Biochemical engineer, 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Immunology, Eötvös Loránd University, with expertise in uptake transporters. During my research work, I developed a new fluorescent method to distinguish between the transported substrates and non-transported inhibitors of OATPs involved in ADME-Tox processes. 
Vlastimil Kulda

Dr., Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University

Sonia Debek

PhD candidate, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Elena Savvidou

PhD candidate , University of Cyprus

Ruusu-Maaria Kovanen

PhD researcher, University of Helsinki


Assistant Professor, Istinye University

I have Biochemistry BSc education and had my MSc degree in Medical Biochemistry. I have gained my PhD degree on Medical Biology and Genetics. I have research experience in biochemistry, cancer biology, and tumor genetics. Most recently became a member of ISUMKAM research group at Istinye University.
Dóra Izabella Adamecz

PhD student, University of Szeged


Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Anja Pišlar

Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy

Maria Papatsirou

PhD student, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

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.
Sophie Bromberger

PhD Student, Medical University of Vienna

Stoica Anca Daniela

Lecturer PhD, Babes-Bolyai University

Basma Naiisseh

PhD candidate, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Kity Požek

Young researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute

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.
Ferenc István Nagy

PhD student, University of Szeged

Sonia Trojan

Postdoc, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT