Young Scientists’ Forum
The 2022 IUBMB–FEBS–PABMB Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2022) will be held just ahead of and in conjunction with the joint 25th IUBMB, 46th FEBS and 15th PABMB Congress in July 2022. The location for the YSF 2022 is Vimeiro, on the Portuguese coast.
The meeting will bring together around 120 selected young researchers in biochemistry and molecular biology, who will be supported to attend by grants from FEBS, IUBMB and PABMB. The participants will hear keynote lectures from top researchers, present and discuss their own research, and benefit from career skills development and a social program before moving on to also experience the IUBMB–FEBS–PABMB Congress in Lisbon!
The FEBS YSF
For many years, FEBS has funded a Young Scientists' Forum immediately preceding its annual Congress to promote interactions between pre- and post-doctoral scientists of the FEBS Constituent Societies. Usually around 100 young scientists are selected to take part in the event, where they can present their research work to an international audience, make contact with others like themselves before attending the much larger Congress, and exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. Aside from research presentations, the YSF may include general talks and practical exercises on career-related matters from senior scientists or other experts, presentations from organizations such as EMBO and MSCA that have programmes to support young scientists' careers, and talks from industry representatives.
FEBS financially supports the selected participants to take part in not only the YSF but also the ensuing Congress, so they can benefit from the different experiences that the YSF and a large bioscience conference can offer. The YSF also gives young scientists in the host country the opportunity to be responsible for local organization of the event, which, while building on a proven format, keeps the event youthful and fresh.
The organization of the YSF is overseen by the FEBS Working Group on the Careers of Young Scientists. Reports on the FEBS YSF are presented to FEBS Council and in the FEBS Annual Report. A brief report and photos also appear in FEBS News following each event. To contact the Working Group Chair, Prof. Irene Díaz-Moreno, please use the Contact Us section of the website.
A short history
The Working Group on the Careers of Young Scientists was established in 2001, inspired by an initiative performed for many years by the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The first Forum was organized in 2001 in Oeiras, Portugal as a satellite meeting of the 27th FEBS Congress. Due to the success of this format, a YSF has been held alongside the annual FEBS Congress every year since.
Working Group Chairs: 2001–2004, Prof. Marja Makarow; 2005–2007, Prof. Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada; 2008–2010, Prof. Daniela Corda; 2011–2017, Prof. Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada; 2018– , Prof. Irene Díaz-Moreno.