Young Researchers Workshops at the Annual Congress /
Workshops für Jung-Wissenschaftler bei der Jahrestagung
What is the aim of the workshop?
The Young Researchers’ Workshop (YRW) offers the unique opportunity to present own data as a short talk (10+5 min) in a free and relaxed atmosphere. Special emphasis is laid on an intense discussion between all participants.
When does the YRW take place?
The workshop is held on Sunday, September 1, 2019 as a pre-symposium of the Annual GA Conference in Innsbruck, Austria. It will start at 12:00 and end at 17:00.
Who can submit an abstract?
PhD students and early stage post-docs (only within their first year) are invited to submit an abstract for a short talk. Only high-quality abstracts can be considered. The YRW jury consisting of the Professors Alessandra Braca, Robert Fürst, Jürg Gertsch and Anastasia Karioti will review the abstracts and take the decision on whether a short talk will be granted or not.
What happens during the YRW?
After a welcome note, the YRW will start with an impulse lecture by a young but established scientist who will give insights into his/her area of research. He or she will also highlight who to step into and advance a scientific career. The main part of the afternoon will be dedicated to short lectures. The YRW jury will select the two best presentations and will bestow the prizes to the two awardees in the YRW closing session.
What do the prizes include?
The two best presentations will be awarded with two categories of prizes: The Innovation Award (1,000 EUR sponsored by Professor Jürg Gertsch) and the Bionorica YRW Award (600 EUR sponsored by the company Bionorica SE). In the addition to the prizes, the two awardees will get the great opportunity to give their presentation also in a special slot of the main congress.
What else do I need to know?
All young scientists presenting a short lecture during the YRW are asked to contribute their data also as a poster during one of the poster sessions at the main conference. Thus, all speakers have to prepare a poster in addition to a talk.
Please be aware that GA offers Travel Grants to young researchers who are members of the GA. Deadline for the Travel Grant application is April 10, 2019. For details see the GA homepage: https://www.ga-online.org