Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 6 - 8 Jun 2016
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

YIM Meeting


The Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) 2016 at EMBL, Heidelberg, on 5-6 June will be a gathering of PhD students and Post-docs from EMBL and its Nordic Nodes/partner institutes: 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 YIM meeting will then continue into the EMBL partnership conference “Perspectives in Translational Medicine: Personalized Medicine”, 6-8 June 2016.


Young PhD students and Post-docs will become the next generation of scientists who will lead the progress of novel scientific ideas. Moreover, good leadership requires good communication skills. Keeping this in mind, the organisers have developed a programme to bring this perspective to the forefront. The YIM aims to stimulate young scientific minds to engage in establishing better communication of their scientific work, both to the scientific as well as non-scientific community and audience.

On the first day, we will have a hands-on training session on science communication. The second day is tailored to provide an interaction session with communication experts from different fields, who will also share their career perspectives in a panel discussion.

Registration is now open. Please register here.


Courtyard room A and B, EMBL, Heidelberg.



Mads Fuglsang Kjølby (postdoc)

Niels Wellner (postdoc)


Elisabeth Zielonka (postdoc)

Jin Wang (PhD)


Arjan van Adrichem (PhD student)

Alok Jaiswal (PhD student)


Akbar Espaillat (PhD student)

Svitlana Vdovikova (PhD student)


Vannessa Wehbi (postdoc)

Ana Calejo (postdoc)

Day 1 - Sunday 5 June 2016
13.30 Registration and Welcome Lunch

Workshop on Scientific Communication with Non-Scientists by Dr. Samuel Caddick

16:00 -16:15 Coffee Break
18:30 Networking session - Roof Top Lounge
19:30 Bus to dinner
19.45 Dinner Kulturbrauerei (downtown Heidelberg)

Day 2 - Monday 6 June 2016

09:00 - 11:00

Career perspectives on Scientific communication

20 mins talk + 5 mins Q & A


Dr. Bodo Brückner


Allan Jones

9:50- 10:00 Break
10:00- 10:25 Philipp Gebhardt

Panel Discussion


EMBL Facility and Campus tour