The IECB Young Scientist Symposium is a scientific meeting organized every year by young researchers for young researchers.
Since its first edition in 2008, the Young Scientist Symposium has pursued three main goals:
Offering young researchers (mainly PhD students and postdocs), working in chemistry and biology, the opportunity to present their work in animated oral or poster presentation sessions.
Encouraging interdisciplinary and international communication between young researchers to facilitate collaborative research, networking, and knowledge transfer, offering two inspiring keynote lectures of established, internationally recognized scientists.
Informing young researchers about different career options, by organizing a career session with three scientific PhD graduates, invited to speak about their career in e.g. academia, industries, scientific communications or other alternative career paths.