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The 22nd FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF 2023) will start on Thursday July 6th, 2023 with an inspiring opening lecture and a welcome dinner. The scientific programme over the following 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 keynote speakers. In addition, for part of Friday July 7th, 'Careers Skills' sessions will provide advice on key skills and early-career options. 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. The YSF will close on Saturday July 8th, 2023, when we will transfer to the FEBS Congress.

YSF 2023 Organizing Committee


Thursday, July 6, 2023

14:0017:00 Arrival and Registration
17:0017:45 Opening Remarks

Elisa Frezza (22nd FEBS YSF Organizing Committee)
Martin Picard (SFBBM President)
Alain Krol (Chair of the 47th FEBS Congress Organizing Committee)
Irene Díaz-Moreno (Chair of the 22nd FEBS YSF Organizing Committee)
Miguel A. De la Rosa (FEBS Secretary General)
17:4518:45 Opening Lecture – Zdenko Herceg, France
'Epigenome deregulation in cancer'
Chair: Nino Sincic
19:00 Welcome Reception

Friday, July 7, 2023

09:00–09:45 Keynote Lecture 1 – Isabel Varela Nieto, Spain
‘To hear or not to hear: oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and ageing’
Chair: Irene Díaz-Moreno
09:45–11:00 Selected Oral Communications S1
Chairs: Maja Katalinić and Elisa Frezza

Maren Pfirrmann, Netherlands
‘A probe-based 3D co-culture screening platform to repolarize tumor-associated macrophages and cancer-associated fibroblasts‘

Alexander Röntgen, United Kingdom
‘Elucidating the effect of proteoforms on the pathogenic aggregation of α-synuclein‘

Martyna Rogala, Poland
‘How coltsfoot endosymbionts affect its growth in the presence of mercury?‘

Ignazio Restivo, Italy
‘Evaluation of the neuroprotective potential of Indicaxanthin from Opuntia ficus indica fruit against dysmetabolism-related neurodegeneration in high-fat-diet-fed mice‘

Anja Bukovac, Croatia
‘Wnt vs. Notch: who is responsible for meningioma progression?‘
11:00–11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30–12:45 Career Skills – Part 1
Chair: Vlastimil Kulda

Vlastimil Kulda, Czech Republic – Overview of FEBS activities for young scientists
Alain Krol, France – FEBS Fellowships opportunities
Ferhan G. Sağın, Türkiye – Educator skills
12:45–14:00 Lunch Break
14:00–15:30 Career Skills – Part 2
Chair: Nino Sincic

Keith Elliott, United Kingdom – CV preparation
April Rodd, United States of America – Modern challenges in publishing ethics
Jason Perret, Belgium – The Lab Book – The most underrated softskill
15:30–17:30 Poster Session
18:00 Social Programme and Dinner

Saturday, July 8, 2023

09:00–09:45 Keynote Lecture 2 – William Martin, Germany
'Abiogenesis in the light of darkness: hydrothermal vents and the origin of life'
Chair: Vlastimil Kulda
09:45–11:00 Selected Oral Communications – S2
Chairs: Elisa Frezza and Sonia Trojan

Rohit Joshi, Czech Republic
‘Structural basis of Nedd4-2 regulation by 14-3-3 protein‘

Maffo Robine, France
‘Structural and functional analysis of OrfG, a central component of type IV secretion system of ICESt3‘

Kien Lam Ung, Denmark
‘Structural insight into the plant PIN-FORMED auxin transporter‘

Franziska Sendker, Germany
‘Evolution of a protein fractal‘

David Valdivieso González, Spain
‘Sorting of active ATP synthase to curved membranes‘
11:00–11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30–12:00 Closing Remarks

Prizes ceremony
FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE 2023 Conference, Cologne, Germany (Marta Reyes Corral) 
FEBS YSF and Congress 2024, Milano, Italy (Giulia Murtas, Chiara Paganini)
FEBS Junior Section (Alexander Röntgen)
12:00 Lunch

Poster prizes at the YSF 2023

YSF poster prizes are being funded by the journals FEBS Open Bio and BioFactors.