Are you currently a grad student, undergrad, postdoc, or a recent graduate? If so, we invite you to participate in our Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS) activities at the conference! The SYIS council plans events and activities tailored to those of us really just beginning our careers.

SYIS-EU organizes several activities during the EU chapter meetings:

  • Best podium presentation and poster presentation award*: among the presentations held by SYIS members, up to three awardees will be selected per category. Presentations will be scored based on clarity of the introduction, methods, results, and discussion, as well as on originality.
  • Meet-the-mentor lunches*: meet the PIs in TERM and have an informal chat with them over lunch. This is the time to ask them anything!
  • Workshops: SYIS-EU will host numerous workshops during the conference. Topics of interest will be polled among yourselves through Twitter. Previous topics include career panel and Green Lab. Although these events are organized by SYIS, they are open to ALL delegates.
  • SYIS social night*: the social night is the evening where you can network with other SYIS members over drinks and snacks.

*Only available for SYIS members.

You can learn more about SYIS by visiting here.

The definitions for a student and young investigator per TERMIS are as follows:

– Student: A student is any individual who is engaged as a graduate or undergraduate in a university or college program or as an MD resident and is actively interested in research in the field of TERM.  Students are required to provide their university ID for verification of their undergraduate/graduate status.

– Young Investigator: Young Investigators are defined as persons who are employed in the field of TERM, who have been either awarded a doctoral degree within the past three (3) years or are working as researchers and have less than seven (7) years research experience following master’s degree. Young Investigators should not hold an appointment as faculty, academic staff or group leader in a university/research institute or in industry.  Young investigators are required to have their advisor/supervisor send a letter as proof of the bona fide status of the young investigator.