Scientific Symposium

“The Promise of Future Medicine: from Research to Therapy”

This is the 2nd European PhD and Postdoc Symposium and it will be held in Copenhagen from the 6th to the 9th of November 2018. The aim of the conference is to present the latest advances and discoveries made in biomedical research that will ultimately determine the clinical practice and medicine of the future. The scientific programme covers a broad range of topics, from basic to clinical research, and will end with a final dissertation about the evolution of molecular biology throughout the last century. The symposium is organized by PhD students and postdocs from four international institutes and will feature lectures from 8 renowned keynote speakers. About 300 participants, mainly PhD students, are expected to attend. The symposium offers top-level scientific lectures as well as the opportunity for young scientists to interact with scientists during the social event “Dinner with speakers”.

Scientific sessions and keynote speakers

Michel Morange
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Paris, France

 Bali Pulendran
Standford School of Medicine
Stanford, USA

Andrea Bertotti
Candiolo Cancer Institute
Torino, Italy

Nazneen Rahman
The Institute of Cancer Research
London, England

Giuseppe Testa
University of Milan
Milan, Italy

Klaus Pantel
Institute of Tumor Biology
Hamburg, Germany

Helen Lee
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Matthew Wood
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Janine Erler
BRIC University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Exchange your science

Dinner with speakers

An informal evening discussion between the speakers and young researchers accompanied by traditional Danish food and beer. The relaxed atmosphere will facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. The activity will be held in bars or pubs around Copenhagen. More details will follow soon.

Short talks

Young researcher (PhD and PostDoc attendees) will be selected to present their current results and goals, alongside renowned speakers, in 15-minute presentations, including questions from the audience.

Poster sessions

Students are invited to present their own work in two poster sessions during the scientific days of the symposium.


The event will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is known for its atmospheric coziness (in Danish: hygge)

The venue will be the brand new Maersk Tower, located at the centre of the Copenhagen Science City

Project funded by the European Commission under grant agreement 724115