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EMBO Young Scientists' Forum 2016

1 – 2 September 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal

Registration deadline

15 July 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 July 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 August 2016

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About the meeting


The EMBO Young Scientists Forum (EYSF) is an annual EMBO initiative that aims to bring young European researchers together in an informal atmosphere in order to inspire students and postdocs to pursue a career in the life sciences. The meeting is a great opportunity for PhD students, postdocs and junior investigators to interact with Europe's most promising scientists and members of the EMBO Young Investigator Program.


In addition to attending the science talks, you will have an opportunity to present a poster of your work and some abstracts will be selected for a short oral presentation. In addition, you can join informal discussions with the speakers and other invited guests on a career in science and participate in short workshops to improve important skills.


The 9th EYSF is organized by the EMBO members, young investigators and EMBO installation grantees from the Gulbenkian Institute for Science, Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting will be held at the Gulbenkian foundation, a spectacular location that also houses world class art museums and a full orchestra. The foundation is located near the center of Lisbon, an ancient captivating Atlantic city at the mouth of the Tagus river, the political and cultural capital of Portugal.


Speakers and Workshop Leaders





Registration deadline

15 July 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 July 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 August 2016





Registration and Payment

Registration is free of charge. However, participants are expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses.
Included in the registration is access to all science sessions, workshops, poster session and round table discussions.

Selection criteria

PhD students and postdocs from around the world are eligible to apply and will be given preference over scientists at other stages of their careers. Participants will be selected based on their motivation and priority will be given to those willing to present their work (poster or oral communication).


Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be headed by a brief title and no longer than 300 words. Remember, the participants come from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to be conceptual and focus on the big picture!

You may present science at different stages of completion, from preliminary work and future ideas to nearly published work. The purpose is not just to present what you already know but also what you don´t understand so as to receive feedback!"


Poster Dimensions

Posters should be 120cm x 84 cm (A0 poster size).




Anna Fejfer

Phone: +351 214464698



Pedro Alves

Phone: +351 214464571



venue map


Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

Av. de Berna, 45A / 1067-001 Lisboa


Telefone: +351 217 823 000





Participants are expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses.


Suggested nearby hotels with special rates for EYSF attendees (single 90 Eur, double 100 Eur) - download booking form (single 70 Eur, double 80 Eur) - download booking form


Subject to availability; prices valid for reservations until 15/07/2016. To benefit from this discount, please fill in the booking forms above and forward them to


Other suggested hostels in the area



You can reach Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation by public transportation using:
Underground: S. Sebastião (Blue and Red line)
Buses: 716, 718, 726, 742, 746, 756


If you are traveling by car:
GPS location: 38°44'14.9"N 9°09'16.8"W

Car parks (pay)
Avenida de Berna and Avenida Visconde de Valbom
38.736469, -9.149483


About the Area

The EMBO Young Scientists' Forum will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation that houses a world class art musem, museum of modern art (CAM) and famous orchestra.

The foundation is surrounded by shady gardens that present a cool refuge from the sometimes hot city. In the immediate surroundings there are several café and restaurant options (see map) that are walking distance from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation venue site. The meeting site is located just north of the city center. Major sites are just a short subway ride away. Of note are "Alfama", Lisbon´s oldest and most famous district that houses the old Moorish castle and “Bairro Alto”, where most of Lisbon´s nightlife is concentrated.


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