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The 23rd FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2024)

YSF 2024 logoDear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to submit your application to participate in the YSF 2024 and be one of the outstanding PhD students and young postdocs from around Europe who will be hosted from June 26 to June 29 at the University of Pavia – one of the oldest Italian universities, situated in a beautiful medieval town on the Ticino River in the north of Italy. The YSF 2024 will be held just before and in conjunction with the 48th FEBS Congress in Milano, which YSF participants will experience as well.  

The YSF 2024 will host about 100 selected PhD and young postdoc researchers in biochemistry and molecular biology. Their registration and accommodation expenses, as well as most of the travel costs for both the YSF and FEBS Congress, will be covered by YSF grants from FEBS. Details on how to apply, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the YSF Applications page.

The YSF 2024 aims to provide a unique forum for young scientists to present their work, discuss new methods and cutting-edge technologies, be challenged by emerging debates, and build a fruitful network with peers around Europe. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged as participants rather than spectators.

The scientific focus of the invited speaker program will be sustainability and the importance of molecular details in cell function and physiology. As alluded to by the slogan of the YSF logo, the interdisciplinary nature of biochemistry will bridge the gap between different disciplines supporting progress of humanity in areas such as health, agriculture and the environment. Topics beyond research, such as technology transfer and scientific communication, will also be discussed.

To sum up, the YSF 2024 will provide a friendly atmosphere in a scenic location with opportunities for you to discuss your work with peers and leading scientists, and establish friendships and collaborations to propel future research. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

YSF 2024 Committee

About the YSF 2024 logo: the logo represents the most iconic architecture of the city of Pavia, namely Ponte Coperto. It well represents the city that will host the YSF meeting, as well as the mission of science: bridging the gap of knowledge to sustain humanity's progress. In this scenario, the interdisciplinary nature of biochemistry makes it of fundamental importance to break down the distances between different disciplines.
Artwork credits: Riccardo Miggiano and Franca Rossi

→ Explore additional pages introducing the YSF via the drop-down list from the YSF header of the website, including information on the YSF programme, venue and travel, and applications

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