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The 17th FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF) will start at 17:30 on Thursday September 7th, 2017 with a welcome cocktail and opening of the event. The forum will then start with an inspiring talk from Prof. Dan Tawfik, which will give a historical perspective on biochemistry research as well as looking to the future. 

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 the four keynote speakers: Naama Barkai, Nicolas Plachta, Güneş Özhan and Eric Westhof.

In addition, for part of Friday September 8th a 'Careers Roundtable' will provide a forum to learn about and discuss early-career options, as well as providing advice on key skills:
Career Development and FEBS Activities, Prof. Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada, Portugal; Chair, FEBS Working Group on the Careers of Young Scientists
Postdoctoral Grant Application – EMBO Programs, Dr David del Álamo Rodriguez, Germany; EMBO Fellowship Programme Manager
EU Mobility Program, Dr Alan Craig, Belgium; Research Executive Agency, European Commission
CV Preparation*, Dr Keith Elliott, UK; FEBS Education Committee
Writing a Scientific Paper, Dr Mary Purton, UK; FEBS Open Bio Executive Editor
*It will also be possible for YSF participants to book individual CV advice sessions with Keith Elliott during the following FEBS Congress.

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  for example over coffee breaks and meals and we are currently finalising our plans for a social event!
The YSF will close around 12:00 on Sunday September 10th, 2017, when we will transfer to the FEBS Congress.
A more-detailed schedule for the YSF will be posted here in May, after selection of participants and organization of scientific sessions and running order.

17th YSF Organizing Committee

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