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YSF Programme


The 19th FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF) will start on Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 with an opening lecture from Prof. Eric Westhof on 'Ribosomal decoding and control over translation' and with a welcome reception.

The scientific programme over the following couple of 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 more of our keynote speakers, covering a broad range of biological research (Prof. Mickaël Ryckelynck – microfluidics; Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska – mitochondria dysfunction; Prof. Jonathan Heddle – nanotechnology).

In addition, on Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th a 'Careers Roundtable' with input from several speakers will provide a forum to learn about and discuss early-career progression through fellowships from different organizations, as well as providing advice and group exercises on key skills such as applying for research positions and project funding, and writing a scientific paper.

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. There will also be a chance to meet FEBS Long-Term Fellows attending the 4th FEBS Fellows Meeting, who will join us for keynote lectures, coffee breaks and the social programme.

For a social programme, we have planned the opening remarks and welcome reception at Krzysztofory Palace – one of the most beautiful and impressive city palaces in Krakow. Visiting  ‘Solaris’ – Polish National Synchrotron will provide a glimpse into how this accelerator allows one to look into the depths of matter itself and carry out precise analyses. We also want to take you to Wieliczka Salt Mine where we have planned a guided tour then dinner and party with music and group activities.

The YSF will close on Saturday July 6th, 2019, when, after a closing lecture from Prof. Isabel Fariñas on 'Remote signalling in stem cell biology', we offer you an exploration of Krakow’s Old Town during a guided walking tour along the ‘Royal Route’ – the historical coronation path of the Polish kings from the Floriańska Gate to Wawel Castle and finally to the ICE Congress Centre.

A detailed schedule for the 19th YSF will be added here after selection of YSF participants and finalizing of the symposia for participant presentations.

19th YSF Organizing Committee

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