Seville 2022

THE PERFECT TANDEM: How technology expands the frontiers of biomedicine

After the last event held from Milan in May 2021 which was completely online, we are ready to get back and meet at the next conference in Sevilla “in person”!

The city of Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and has the largest historic centre of Europe.  This city has a lot to offer when it comes to historical highlights such as Real Alcazar de Sevilla, the Seville Cathedral with the grand tower and the Torre del Oro at the river and hence is very important from cultural, political, economic and artistic perspectives.

This conference is going to commence from 16th November to 18th November 2022 at the Institute of Biomedicine Sevilla (IBiS) in the historic city of Seville in Spain. IBiS is a multidisciplinary biomedical research center within the complex that houses the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, a center of high-level care, education and research.

As the title speaks for itself, this conference aims to amalgamate biomedicine with the cutting-edge technologies to translate the knowledge from bench to bedside in order to help patients.

Scientific Symposium

¨The city of Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and has the most significant historical centre in Europe. This city has a lot to offer when it comes to historical highlights such as Real Alcazar de Sevilla, the Seville Cathedral with the grand tower and the Torre del Oro at the river hence is very important from cultural, political, economic and artistic perspectives.¨

As the title speaks for itself, this conference aims to amalgamate biomedicine with cutting-edge technologies to translate knowledge from the bench to the bedside to help patients.

Following the scientific theme of the symposium, “THE PERFECT TANDEM: How technology expands the frontiers of biomedicine” eight renowned keynote speakers from different fields will share their expertise and experience in four sessions across several topics like Computational biology and Artificial intelligence, Fundamental biology, Clinical and translational biomedicine and Innovation.

Scientific sessions and keynote speakers

Fundamental biology

Computational biology and artificial intelligence

Prof. José López-Barneo
Institute of Biomedicine of Seville
Seville, Spain

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Dr. Daphne Cabianca
Institute of Functional Epigenetics
Munich, Germany

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Prof. Elena Papaleo
Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Dr. Joaquin Dopazo
Director of the Platform of Computational Medicine of the Progress and Health Foundation from the Andalusian Health System
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Clinical and translational biomedicine

Innovation

Prof. Fathia Mami-Chouaïb
INSERM, Gustave Roussy Institute
Villejuif, France

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Dr. Laura Cancedda
Italian Institute of Technology
Genoa, Italy

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Prof. Matteo Iannacone
San Raffaele Research Institute
Milan, Italy

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Prof. Cesar de la Fuente
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, USA

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Career Day

With the career day, the FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE event will give participants the opportunity to get inspired about their future as young scientists and to broaden their skill set to take their future in their own hands. Participants can take advantage of different activities throughout the day to build new skills or join discussions about possible career paths outside the academia landscape.

Workshops

During the 2022 Career Day, participants will have the opportunity to join some of the workshops that will be organized on personal and professional development.

Career Chats

Professionals will be from academia, industry, or private companies etc. This may include PIs, medical science liaisons, medical advisors, regulatory affairs managers, science management consultants, editors or science communicators, among others.

Job Fair

The 2022 Opportunity Fair will provided a unique occasion for young and talented researchers to meet up with companies and organisations and build constructive interactions with people from various life science sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies
  • Academic organisations
  • Scientific Societies

Workshops: Morning session

Workshop 01:  How to build your own Start-up

Dr José A. Horcajadas, CEO of several companies

Biopic: Earned his University degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1993 and PhD in the same University in 2000. He did his Ph.D. working on Virology with Dr. Margarita Salas, one of the most reputable scientists in Spain. After that, he moved to be the Scientific Director (CSO) of the Fundación IVI (Valencia) until 2009. He was one of the founders and CSO of iGenomix until 2011. He moved to the University in 2011 being full assistant Professor of Genetics at the Pablo de Olavide University in Sevilla (on leave of absence now). Since 2011 he has been the founder of several companies with technological base: Recombine Europe (2011), iGLS (2011), SINAE (2012), Fullgenomics (2018), Overture Life (2018), and HoMu Health Ventures (2018). He has studied the molecular basis of endometrial receptivity and other aspects of Reproductive Medicine, publishing around 60 scientific publications, 6 patents, and more than 15 books. He has worked at the University of Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain), University of Munich (Germany), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Rio Grande do Sur (Porto Alegre, Brazil), University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain) University of California San Francisco (USCF) (San Francisco, California) and Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, Virginia), these last two in the United States.

Abstract: You might well wonder whether entrepreneur simply means “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money” or whether it carries an additional connotation of far-sightedness and innovation. The answer, perhaps unsatisfyingly, is that it can go in either direction. For me, being an entrepreneur is like being a poet, a singer, or a writer. It is hopeless to resist and impossible to avoid it. If you’re entrepreneurial you probably have ideas all the time. But you cannot do it all at the same time. Which one will you get started on? In this workshop, I’m going to talk about my own experience in the area of entrepreneurship. My case is probably exceptional. Coming from the purest academy, I have had the opportunity, and also the luck of being able to carry out companies from different states of maturation, with our ideas and developments, in both scenarios, without a dollar, and with a lot of funding. With hardly an idea conceived or with an already satisfactory development. We will see that there are different types of entrepreneurship and, in my humble opinion, there is no one better than another.

Link: https://sinae.es/es/equipo/

Workshop 02: How to write a research paper

Valerie Teng-Broug

Sr. Publisher Life Sciences, Elsevier

Biopic: Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Valerie holds a degree in Communications. She has worked for Elsevier since 1995, holding various publishing positions and has worked on both journals and book series within the fields of Economics, Econometrics, Pure Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and most recently Genetics and Developmental Biology.

Abstract: This workshop provides an introduction and overview into successfully writing and publishing your research. From the mechanics of choosing the right journal(s) to how to properly structure and write a paper covering the ethics and responsibilities of the author in scientific publications. Ensuring your research paper stands out from the crowd is a matter of details!

Link: https://researcheracademy.elsevier.com/node/1393

Workshop 03: How to create a culture of sustainability in science: From the benchtop to the boardroom

Carlo Battisti

European Stakeholder Engagement, My Green Lab

Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, twenty years of experience in construction companies. Fourteen as sustainable innovation manager and consultant. Master of Management and Organizational Development at MIP. Certified Project Manager IPMA®. LEED®, Living Future, WELL and RESET Accredited Professional. USGBC® and WELL Faculty™. Innovation manager for IDM South Tyrol [2009-2022]. Chair of the COST Action 16114 RESTORE “REthinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy” [2017-2021]. Since 2019 he is President at Living Future Europe. A My Green Lab Ambassador, since 2021 he is also MGL business development consultant for the European Union.

Abstract: Recent years have seen the emergence of a green lab movement. Championed by a coalition of scientists, facility managers, engineers, designers, sustainability directors and non-profits, the movement seeks to institutionalize sustainability in laboratories through the adoption of green lab programs. These programs address laboratory sustainability holistically by encouraging scientists to reduce energy, water, waste, and hazardous chemical use, in turn, creating a safer and healthier environment for the scientists.

My Green Lab, a non-profit organization, is at the forefront of the green labs’ movement. My Green Lab runs several programs around the world for scientists in support of reducing the environmental impact of scientific research, including a Green Lab Certification Program, the international gold standard for laboratory sustainability. This workshop will focus on how My Green Lab effectively engages scientists through their green lab programs, and how this engagement has a positive impact on the sustainability, safety, and culture of the lab.

Link: https://www.mygreenlab.org

Workshop 04: Alternative careers for scientists and researchers

Dr Manolo Castellano

Career Consultant and Talent Recruiter, Carreras Científicas Alternativas

Biopic: Manolo Castellano is a career consultant and talent recruiter specialized in guiding scientists and researchers.

After obtaining his Ph.D. in Neurobiology at the Universidad of Seville (Spain) in 2006, he moved to the USA, where he focused his research on auditory synaptic physiology at the Rockefeller University and Stanford University. Back in Europe, he worked at the Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche, applying electrophysiological techniques to the study of pancreatic cell physiology and diabetes.

Outside the lab, he has always been active in outreach activities, science communication and science activism associations, such as Ciencia con Futuro, Científicos Retornados a España-CRE or the Federación de Jóvenes Investigadores-Precarios, where he participated in the coordination of the Research Career Report.

In 2017, he transitioned to science consulting, founding Carreras Científicas Alternativas, a platform devoted to guide scientists and researchers to find new professional paths. Manolo conducts training seminars and workshops related to professional careers, participates frequently in employability forums and runs a podcast about scientific careers, where he interviews researchers who happily made their professional career transition beyond Academia.

Manolo currently combines his career-guiding activities with recruitment consulting for R&D companies at Talento Científico.

Abstract: Do you want to redirect your professional career? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of professional careers inside and outside the academic world and we will provide you with useful advice when exploring new professional horizons. The options will surprise you!

Link: https://carrerascientificasalternativas.com/

Workshop 05: Can you improve your presentation skills?

Prof. Luisma Escudero

Biopic: Luisma Escudero is interested in Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Mathematical Biology, Biophysics, patterns, and repetitions. He is an Associate Professor in the Cell Biology Department at the University of Seville (computer lab) and a principal investigator at the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (wet lab). In his research group, they work on the understanding of the three-dimensional (3D) organization of living tissues.

During the last few years, they have made pioneering contributions to the quantification of tissue organization in development and disease. These studies culminated in 2018 with the description of the scutoid, a novel geometrical shape. The epithelial cells in 3D curved tissues adopt the scutoidal shape to reach a state of energy minimization.

The discovery of the scutoids has been closely related to Luisma´s personal interest in science communication and popularization. In the last few years, he has been organizing several initiatives on science dissemination.

Abstract: Well, the answer is “I do not know” *. But… we can talk about it!. I can tell you what I have learned about presentation skills, messages to send to the audience, and beyond. I will share my experience preparing science communication talks and how different (or not) they are from formal science presentations.

I will ask for your opinion using examples of what can be done in a presentation, and we will talk about different ways to approach the public.

 * In fact, the answer is yes… We all can always improve our presentation skills and the way we communicate science…

Link: www.scutoids.es

Workshops: Afternoon session

Workshop 06: Create Your Professional Identity and Gain Clarity on Your Career Path

Dr Amani Said

Career Coach for Scientists

Biopic: Your trainer Dr. Amani Said is the founder of Success Beyond The Lab, a company that is on a mission to empower scientists in launching dream careers while making an impact in our society.

Her curiosity for understanding life led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology at the Max-Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany. Having dealt with burnout and mental health challenges in her career led her to discover the field of personal development. Traveling all across the globe she learned from the best coaches and trainers in the field of personal growth. This helped her to uncover her potential and develop a growth mindset to create a dream career and life for herself. Applying these same tools, she has coached and trained over a thousand scientists in career & personal development to create successful careers.

“Your career is like a never-ending experiment, be curious, explore and enjoy the research” – Amani Said

Abstract:

In order to gain clarity about the career you want to create, it is important to know your professional identity and align your career goals and vision with that identity, which is based on your values, skills, interests, and personality. You will also learn mindset tools to empower you in achieving your goals. As a result of creating a strong and clear Professional Identity, you will easily identify ideal career paths and find more fulfillment in your career.

Content that will be covered:

  •     Career Vision
  •     Goal Setting & Career Plan
  •     Mindset tools
  •     Values
  •     Skill Assessment

Link: https://www.successbeyondthelab.com/

Workshop 07: Effective networking inside and outside the academia

Dr Manolo Castellano

Career Consultant and Talent Recruiter, Carreras Científicas Alternativas

Biopic: Manolo Castellano is a career consultant and talent recruiter specialized in guiding scientists and researchers.

After obtaining his Ph.D. in Neurobiology at the Universidad of Seville (Spain) in 2006, he moved to the USA, where he focused his research on auditory synaptic physiology at Rockefeller University and Stanford University. Back in Europe, he worked at the Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche, applying electrophysiological techniques to the study of pancreatic cell physiology and diabetes.

Outside the lab, he has always been active in outreach activities, science communication, and science activism associations, such as Ciencia con Futuro, Científicos Retornados a España-CRE or the Federación de Jóvenes Investigadores-Precarios, where he participated in the coordination of the Research Career Report.

In 2017, he transitioned to science consulting, founding Carreras Científicas Alternativas, a platform devoted to guide scientists and researchers to find new professional paths. Manolo conducts training seminars and workshops related to professional careers, participates frequently in employability forums and runs a podcast about scientific careers, where he interviews researchers who happily made their professional career transition beyond Academia.

Manolo currently combines his career-guiding activities with recruitment consulting for R&D companies at Talento Científico.

Abstract: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Researchgate… which one to use? In this workshop, we will talk about how to do networking efficiently in professional environments. We will also explore the pros and cons of using social media in professional settings. In this workshop we will combine individual work with teamwork to learn practical tools that improve our personal brand, increase our network of professional contacts and help us take advantage of everything that non-academic professional networks such as LinkedIn can offer us.

Link: https://carrerascientificasalternativas.com/

Workshop 08: How to elaborate a cogent grant application… to get it funded!

          Workshop 08: Shaping your career…. also as an educator!

Prof. Miguel A. De la Rosa

Editor-in-Chief of FEBS Open Bio

Biopic: Miguel A. De la Rosa is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Institute for Chemical Research (University of Seville & CSIC, Spain). He is Secretary General-elect of the Federation of European Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS), Vice-president of the Sevillian Royal Academy of Sciences, and Editor-in-Chief of FEBS Open Bio. Prof. De la Rosa was also the Director of the Scientific Research Center Isla de la Cartuja (cicCartuja/US/CSIC) from 2009 to 2018 and the President of the Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) from 2008 to 2012. His publication record includes more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, four books, and two patents. Prof. De la Rosa has been invited to deliver ~ 150 lectures worldwide.

Abstract: Writing a research grant application is not an easy task if we wish —and we do usually wish!— to put our project into practice. Let’s thus use Aristotle’s three pillars of persuasion (credibility, reasoning, and empathy) to make the reviewers realize how outstanding our proposal is.

Link: https://febs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2211-5463.12781

Prof. Ferhan Sagin

Chair, FEBS Education Committee

Biopic: Ferhan Sagin (M.D., Ph.D.) is a Professor of Medical Biochemistry at Ege University Medical Faculty; Izmir, Türkiye.  After being in active research for 15 years, she moved her main focus to the education and training of young scientists (however still continuing some research as well). She was involved with international organizations such as the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) where she also served on the Executive Board. She was a presenter/workshop organizer at over 10 IAMSE Conferences as well as Asian Pacific Medical Education Congresses (APMEC). Prof. Sagin is the Chair of the FEBS Education Committee (since 2019 and currently serving her second term) and a member of the IUBMB Education Committee. She is also the co-chair of the Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS) since 2015 and chair of the TBS Academy. She has delivered more than 200 national & international talks on education and soft skills training.

Abstract: Ph.D. graduates of today compete for the rarest and most competitive jobs in academia, a job market that is shrinking in many countries, especially after COVID-19. Yet most of the training in a Ph.D. emphasizes research, above all, and the curriculums are designed according to the professional needs of a job at a research university.

Thus, now is the time for educators and students’ to rethink career-diverse PhDs and to readjust mind-sets for shaping one’s careers also as an educator.

This talk is aimed to raise awareness among young researchers in biomedical sciences, about the ultimate need to be equipped with educator & trainer skills in whatever career path they pursue. Tips and tricks on how to develop these skills for the short-mid and long term will also be provided.

Link: https://network.febs.org/posts/42594-women-in-science-profiles-ferhan-g-sagin

https://www.febs.org/our-activities/education/

Workshop 09:  Keys to succeed in a job interview

Sašo Kočevar

Director of HFP consulting

Sašo Kočevar is the founder and director of HFP consulting, a company specializing in professional and personal development for scientists, with a particular focus on life sciences and biomedical research. For the last 17 years, Sašo has trained and coached biomedical researchers and clinicians from diverse backgrounds. He helped them develop their skill sets in order to master professional challenges and progress in their careers. Sašo shaped and facilitated numerous collaborations and workshops at renowned international institutions in the USA, Europe, and Middle East (e.g. Yale School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, University of Oxford, Sheeba Health, Weizmann Institute of Science).

Abstract: In this workshop, we will introduce the general framework of an interview process, how to prepare for it and what elements are needed for a successful job interview. The focus will be on the most challenging part: the interview questions. Participants will be equipped with a strategy to answer any type of interview questions and they will practice it in mock interviews and practical exercises.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Practice useful tools to become confident with the selection process
  • Prepare participants for various types of job applications, be it within or outside the academic environment

Link: www.hfp-consulting.com

Workshop 10: How to land a job in the Industry (even if you aren’t “qualified”)

Rebeca Kenda Nana Barrantes

Associate Consultant, Research Partnership, and Career Coach in Libertad con Ciencia

Biopic: Rebeca is a biotechnologist who decided to pursue a career outside Academia. She found her way into the Pharma world and more specifically, into consultancy in Market Access. Since then, she has supported dozens of PhD students to move into the Industry as a mentor and career coach in Libertad Con Ciencia.

Title of the workshop: How to land a job in the Industry (even if you aren’t “qualified”)

Abstract: Are you hesitant on what career path to follow? In this workshop, you will learn about your options in the Pharma and Biotech world as well as how to elevate your market value via an industry-specific CV, which is a key element into moving outside Academia.

Link: https://libertadconciencia.com/

Career Chats: Morning session

Table 1: Joan Ginovart (Emeritus Professor at IRB, Barcelona)

Joan J. Guinovart graduated in Chemistry and Pharmacy (1969) from the University of Barcelona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1973) from the same university. He is  a specialist (Board certified) in Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Analysis. He did his post-doctoral stage in the Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Virginia. Afterwards, he came back to Barcelona to served as director of IRB Barcelona from its foundation in 2005 until 2018. At present, he is an IRB Barcelona Emeritus Professor, guiding, advising and representing the Institute in a variety of events. 

Table 2: Yasin Hanaee, Director, CEO of COBIOMIC.

Yasin Hanaee studied for his Bachelor´s Degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Bradford. Based in Cambridge, he has worked for more than 8 years on business management at international medical diagnostic companies, including J&J and DNA genotek. In 2020 he completed his executive MBA followed by co-founding three start-ups (ZEEBX, Shortcut Scientific, and COBIOMIC). COBIOMIC Bioscience is a spin-off of the University of Cordoba with a focus on proteomics, with a focus on both commercial and research projects in autoimmune diseases. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedicine at the University of Córdoba.

TABLE 3: Mirjam Brullemans, female, Data Steward at Radboudumc Technology Center Data Stewardship (RTC-DS), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Mirjam holds a BSc in biosciences at the Urologic Research laboratory of Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Nowadays, she is the data Steward at RTC-DS since 2016. Mirjam is also the Team Product Owner (TPO),  overseeing team members’ workload and activities, and the local FAIR coordinator of the HealthRI node region of Nijmegen. Previously, she has been a Research Scientist at the pharmaceutical company MSD in Oss, the Netherlands. From 2011-2013, she has been a Clinical Data Manager at Eurofins Global Central Laboratory, Breda, The  Netherlands. Afterward, she worked as Clinical Data Manager and Clinical Data Consultant at the Clinical Research Center Nijmegen (CRCN), Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands until 2016.

Career Chats: Afternoon session

Table 1: José A. Horcajadas (CEO of several technological companies). 

Earned his University degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1993 and Ph.D. from the same University in 2000. He has been the founder of several companies with technological base: Recombine Europe (2011), iGLS (2011), SINAE (2012), Fullgenomics (2018), Overture Life (2018), and HoMu Health Ventures (2018). He has published around 60 scientific publications, 6 patents, and more than 15 books. He has worked at the University of Pablo de Olavide, the University of Munich, the University of Cambridge, the University of Rio Grande do Sur, the University of Valencia, the University of California San Francisco, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Table 2: Clara Caminal, Senior Manager, EU Project Office, RMIT Europe.

Clara holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, an MSc in Organic Chemistry from King’s College London, and a doctorate degree from the University of Bologna (Italy). She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IRB Barcelona, before joining the Administration Unit of the same institute where she was charged with building up the then recently created Academic Office. Clara has been head of the International Strategic Support Office, where she gave support to attracting competitive international funds, in particular H2020 funds and EU projects. Moreover, she coordinated the ENABLE project. She has worked at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology to set up the VHIO Academy. Recently, she joined RMIT Europe, the European Hub of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, leading the establishment of an EU Project Office function

Table 3: Valerie Teng-Broug (Senior publisher in life sciences, Elsevier). 

Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Valerie holds a degree in Communications. She has worked for Elsevier since 1995, holding various publishing positions, and has worked on both journals and book series within the fields of Economics, Econometrics, Pure Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and most recently Genetics and Developmental Biology.

Round Table Discussions

1. Round Table: Thursday,  17th November,  5:45 – 6:30 pm

Title: Open science

Moderator: Prof. Jerka Dumić (Chair of the FEBS Working Group on Integration; Professor at the University of Zagreb) and  Prof. Irene Díaz Moreno (Chair of the FEBS Working Group on Careers of Young Scientists; Professor at University of Seville)

Speakers

  1. Dirk van Gorp (Open Science Officer at Radboud University & member of ENABLECARES)
  2. Valerie Teng-Brough (Senior editor, Elsevier)
  3. Eleni Skourti (Editor, The FEBS Journal)
  4. Prof. José López Barneo (Keynote speaker at symposium, PI at IBIS, and former director)
  5. Prof. Fathia Mami-Chouaïb (Keynote speaker at symposium, INSERM, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, France)

2. Round Table: Friday, 18th November,  9:00-9:50 am

Title: Transferable skills for alternative careers in science

Moderator: Prof Jerka Dumić (FEBS Chair of the Working Group on Integration)

Speakers

  1. Rebeca Kenda Nana Barrantes (Associate Consultant, Research Partnership, and Career Coach in Libertad con Ciencia)
  2. Prof Joan Guinovart (IRB Barcelona Emeritus Professor and Former Director)
  3. Prof Matteo Iannacone (Keynote speaker at the symposium, Group leader at San Raffaele Research Institute)
  4. Ferhan Sağın (Chair of FEBS Education Committee)
  5. Prof. César de la Fuente (Keynote speaker at the symposium, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  6. Prof. José López Barneo (Keynote speaker at symposium, PI at IBIS, and former director)

Outreach Activities and Networking

We learn more when we share our knowledge. Hence outreach activities are one of the key components of the FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE conference where we aim to reach out to the general public and bring science closer to society.

Tuesday, 15th of November 

  • Welcome City Tour |18:00-20:00 |From “Casa de la Ciencia” to City Center.

We have organized a touristic visit of the most famous and important monuments of the city, including Plaza de España, Real Fábrica de Tabacos (Royal Tobacco Factory), Catedral (the Cathedral), or Archivo General de Indias, among other possibilities. The tour will end with a free guided visit inside the Real Alcázar (Royal Palace of Seville), which is one of the most impressive monuments of the city, and a wonderful heritage of its Islamic past. The tour will start at the “Casa de la Ciencia”, after the first registration, and then move towards the city center. 

Cathedral of Seville

Plaza de España

Real Alcázar de Sevilla

Real Fábrica de Tabacos

  • Social Night| From 20:00 |“Sra. Pop” and  “Viriato” pubs, Alameda.

Before the congress formally begins on Wednesday morning, we want to give the participants the opportunity to get to know each other and be able to establish links before getting to the scientific activities. For that, after the welcome city tour, we will offer several social activities (Social Bingo and Scientific Taboo Game Night) in two nice bars in “Alameda”, one of the main nightlife areas in the city center, well known for its bars and pubs. The activities will take place at the bars “Sra. Pop” and “Viriato”. See locations in this interactive map.

Sra. Pop

Viriato

Alameda de Hércules

Wednesday, 16th of November 

“Science in the Pub” Night| 20:00-21:30| Cafetería Ilundain.

Many of the participants will not get the chance of presenting a short talk during the congress, not for quality reasons, but for logistical reasons. In order to give these people a chance to present their research in a lighter and friendlier atmosphere, we have organized scientific pub talks in which ten of the young scientists from the conference will be able to present their research in three minutes, with two more minutes for questions. This way, the participants of the congress can enjoy some more scientific research while enjoying a drink and a relaxed conversation at the same time.

Ilundain Coffee shop/Restaurant 

ACTIVITIES DURING THE CONGRESS

  • ­Scientific Photo Contest

We scientists, through the myriad of techniques that we do in order to try to solve the questions that guide our work, generate an enormous amount of data. In some cases, most of it is in the form of images (immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, in vivo imaging, 3D reconstructions…). The final fate of these images is, hopefully, to be included in a scientific paper, and be forever remembered by the scientific community, but for most of them, their final destination is the storage bin, where they will remain forever, never to be seen again. Give them a second chance, and present them for the Scientific Photo Contest we have organised, in order to show your work to the world, prove that science can be a form of art, and win one of the three prizes we offer for the best of them, judged by our expert committee from all around the globe.

 

ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE CONGRESS

  • Science for the Young

In collaboration with the people from the “Ciencia a la Carta” institution, we will be giving two scientific talks with the purpose of bringing some scientific concepts of relevance to children in secondary school.

The selected topics are:

  1. “PCR, much more than COVID diagnose”
  2. “The risk of unhealthy eating: Neurodegenerative diseases and nutrition”
  • Guided visit to the IBiS

The Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla will open its doors to people in the last stages of pre-college education in order for them to see and learn about how science is performed in a professional research centre. They will have the opportunity to see how scientists work in their labs, and also the general services of the centre (Genomics, Proteomics, Cytometry, Microscopy…) that they use for their investigations.  

Both outside activities will be associated also with the “Semana de la Ciencia” or Week of Science which is celebrated each year in the city from the 7th to the 20th of November, along with plenty of other scientific activities organized by the University of Seville and associated institutions with the purpose of bringing the scientific world to the people.