Location & dates EMBL Barcelona, Spain 25 - 27 Sep 2019
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

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YIM Meeting

Registration process:

Please register for the EMBL Partnership Conference first. Once registered, you will receive an email to submit your abstract. Please forward this email to agata.pernus@embl.de with a note stating that you are registering for the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM). The deadline for registration is 14 August.


The Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) will take place at EMBL Barcelona on 27–28 September 2019. The meeting will bring together PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from EMBL, CRG, the Hubrecht Institute and the Nordic EMBL Partnership Nodes: Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE). The Young Investigators are invited to meet following the EMBL Partnership Conference “Perspectives in Translational Medicine”, 25-27 September 2019.

The 1.5-day programme is especially tailored to early-career researchers and aims to enhance networking and collaborations among young scientists. The event will include panel discussions with young group leaders, as well as sessions on effective time management and job opportunities in industry, academia and beyond. YIM provides an excellent opportunity to meet peers from different institutes, discuss scientific discoveries, exchange ideas and experiences, get inspired and, most importantly, to have fun. 

Day 1 - Friday 27 September 2019
13:30 - 14:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

14:00 - 15:30

Young PIs panel discussions - Q&A
Irep Gözen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Kyung-Min Noh (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
Magnus Kjaergaard (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Miki Ebisuya (EMBL Barcelona, Spain)
Vikas Trivedi (EMBL Barcelona, Spain)
Ville-Petteri Mäkinen (EMBL Australia, Australia)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Speed networking

17:30 - until late

Tapas Dinner

Day 2 - Saturday 28 September 2019
09:00 - 10:30

Workshop part 1 (by Tina Persson, Career & Business Coach):
CV design for industry – How to attract recruiters and hiring managers with your CV

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Workshop part 2 (by Tina Persson, Career & Business Coach):
CV design for industry – How to attract recruiters and hiring managers with your CV

12:30 - 13:15 Round-table discussions: Non-academic job market
13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 14:25

Closing remarks and conclusions


City tour: Ancient Barcelona (optional)


Inessa De (postdoc)
Cosimo Jann (PhD)

Hubrecht Institute
Kim de Luca (PhD)
Kim Laband (postdoc)

Nunya Chotiwan (postdoc)
Dorothee Langenbach (postdoc)

Mehreen Ali (PhD)
Prson Gautam (postdoc)

Antoni Kowalski (postdoc)
Katherine Gill (postdoc)

Wietske van der Ent (postdoc)

Ruggero Cortini (postdoc)
Neus Mestre Farràs (PhD)