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Overview

The 2022 IUBMB–FEBS–PABMB Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2022) will start on Wednesday July 6th, 2022 with a tribute to Professor Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada, a key figure in the development of the FEBS YSF, and a lecture from Professor Bruno Correia on ‘Expanding the landscape of functional proteins by computational design’, followed by a welcome reception.

On the following days, the scientific programme will include lectures from our other keynote speakers: Professor Franck Martin on ‘Viral and cellular translation during SARS-CoV-2 infection’, Professor Rohit Pappu on ‘The biophysical principles of biomolecular condensates’, and Élyse Fischer, the winner of the inaugural IUBMB Whelan Young Investigator Award. Importantly, all the participants will also have the opportunity to present their research as oral and/or poster presentations.

In addition, during the meeting we will have a session on fellowships opportunities from different organizations, for the progression of careers in science, as well as practical exercises on key skills such as CV preparation, writing a scientific abstract, and public engagement in science (see the career speakers here).

Over the course of the YSF, the participants will have the opportunity to get to know each other and broaden their professional network. There will also be a chance to meet FEBS Long-Term Fellows attending the 5th FEBS Fellows Meeting, who will join us for keynote lectures, coffee breaks, and social events that include a dinner and party on the last night of the meeting.

The YSF will close on Saturday July 9th, 2022, when, after the announcement of the award winners, we will travel to the Lisbon Congress Centre to attend the IUBMB-FEBS-PABMB 2022 Congress.

Preliminary Schedule

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

16:0017:30 Registration
17:30 OPENING REMARKS
Alexandra Newton, IUBMB President
Václav Pačes, FEBS Secretary General
Bianca Zingales, PABMB President
Graça Soveral, SPB President
Ana Salomé Veiga, Co-Chair YSF 2022
Marco Domingues, Co-Chair YSF 2022
18:15 Chair: Cecília Arraiano
Tribute to Prof. Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada

KEYNOTE LECTURE 1 – Bruno Correia, Switzerland 
'Expanding the landscape of functional proteins by computational design'
19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION

Thursday, July 7, 2022

09:00 Chair: Alain Krol

KEYNOTE LECTURE 2
Franck Martin, France
'Viral and cellular translation during SARS-CoV-2 infection'
09:45 SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – S1
Chairs: Fábio Fernandes and Diana Lousa
11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30

Chair: Alexandra Newton

KEYNOTE LECTURE 3
Élyse Fischer, UK
(IUBMB Whelan Young Investigator Award lecture)
'Molecul­­­ar mechanisms of mitotic checkpoint complex assembly at kinetochores'

12:15 SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – S2
Chairs: Bárbara Rocha and Marco Domingues
13:30 Lunch
14:45 CAREERS IN SCIENCE – FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
FEBS – Alain Krol, France
IUBMB – Ilona Concha Grabinger, Chile 
How to prepare a proposal: tips and hints – Irene Diaz-Moreno, Spain
Chair: Miguel De La Rosa
15:45 1-MIN POSTER PRESENTATIONS (posters with odd numbers)
Chairs: Fábio Fernandes and Bárbara Rocha
16:45
17:45
POSTER SESSION (odd numbers)
Drinks and snacks
19:00 DINNER

Friday, July 8, 2022

09:00 Chair: Irene Diaz-Moreno

KEYNOTE LECTURE 4
Rohit Pappu, USA
'The biophysical principles of biomolecular condensates'
09:45 SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – S3
Chairs: Ana Salomé Veiga and Marco Domingues
11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 CAREER SKILLS – PRACTICAL EXERCISES
CV preparation – Keith Elliott, United Kingdom
Abstract writing –  Juanita Perera, Germany
Public engagement in science – Mark Roberts, United Kingdom
Value of a well-run lab book – Brianna Bibel, USA
13:30 Lunch
14:45 1-MIN POSTER PRESENTATIONS (posters with even numbers)
Chairs: Diana Lousa and Bárbara Rocha
15:45 POSTER SESSION (even numbers)
Drinks and snacks
16:45–18:45 CAREER SKILLS – PRACTICAL EXERCISES
CV preparation – Keith Elliott, United Kingdom
Abstract writing –  Juanita Perera, Germany
Public engagement in science – Mark Roberts, United Kingdom
Value of a well-run lab book – Brianna Bibel, USA
20:00 DINNER & PARTY

Saturday, July 9, 2022

09:30 SCIENCE FROM ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW
Ethics in science – László Fésüs, Hungary
A journey and career as a technology transfer professional –  Marta Ribeiro, Portugal
A journey and career in pharma industry – Ana Patrícia Silva,  Switzerland
Chairs: Bianca Zingales and Ilona Concha Grabinger
10:30–11:00 AWARDS and CLOSING REMARKS
12:00–13:30 Lunch
14:00 Travel to Lisbon 
15:00 Check-in at hotel in Lisbon
16:00 Travel to the 'Lisboa Congress Centre'