Young Life Scientists’ Symposium 2015

Logo_WIP_v1Every year an annual meeting called Young Life Scientists’ symposium (YLS) takes place under the patronage and sponsorship of the UK-based Biochemical Society. YLS Symposia are one day scientific conferences, organized by PhD students and young post-docs for their peers. This year the annual event will take place in Salamanca, Spain.

The YLS symposium 2015 will be focused around the idea of the cell as a dynamic entity with different pathways precisely controlled in time and space. The topics will be “Cell Cycle, Genome Stability and Morphogenesis”.

This event will take place on december 4th at the Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) in Salamanca, Spain. 

The registration and abstract submission process is open until November 6th. There is no registration fee to this congress. The attendance will also include an enticing free tour through the astonishingly beautiful city of Salamanca.

You can find all the information of this meeting on their:

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P2POne of the novel aspects of this meeting will be a specific section called Peer to peer job exchange. Most conferences have some sort of job offering “wall” where participants can sort through different vacant positions. At the YLS symposium all the participants will be encouraged to collect any possible postdoctoral and PhD position offers from their respective research centers in order to share those job offers with everyone at the conference. Most conference have some sort of job offering wall where participants can sort through the different positions. The original focus that YLS symposium is giving to this topic, however, will make the search for new PhD or postDoc positions more interactive, being able to speak directly with a member of the group or research center that offers them.

The symposium is divided in three different subtopics: cell cycle, genome stability and morphogenesis. There will be one important keynote speaker for each topic.
MMFor the cell cycle topic, Marcos Malumbres, as head of the Cell Division and Cancer Group in CNIO, Madrid, will be the keynote speaker. One of his research topics focus on how small, non-coding RNAs are involved in the control of the cell cycle and cell proliferation which will help him gain insights into their physiologic relevance and their possible use in cancer therapy.

MFMarco Foiani will be in charge of the Genome stability keynote talk. He is the Head of the Genome Integrity Laboratory at IFOM Institute in Milan. His research focus on those cellular pathways that protect the stability of eukaryotic chromosomes. His work has contributed to elucidate the ATR and ATM-dependent checkpoint processes controlling the interfaces between DNA replication, recombination, transcription and DNA topology and preventing abnormal chromosome transitions.

ASAnne Spang will be the keynote speaker for the morphogenesis part of the symposium. Understanding the mechanisms for the correct distribution of protein and mRNA molecules in the cell is the main research interest of Professor Anne Spang. Professor Spang gained an international reputation through her discovery of the maturation process from early-to-late endosomes.

Apart from the talks given by keynote speakers, each session will host 4 short talks by PhD or PostDocs. The 12 short talks will be selected from abstracts submitted by attendees.

Also, there will also be two workshops that will delight even the most demanding attendees. The topics of the workshops are: ‘Scientific Storytelling and ‘Spin-offs: the natural and necessary link between academia and business’

So, don’t be shy and share your research in the YLS Symposium 2015 in Salamanca!

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