Results about: ENABLE

Europe picks Barcelona as the venue for the first symposium of young biomedical researchers

From 15 to 17 November, the first international ENABLE symposium—which is fully booked—will bring together 300 PhD students and postdocs from all around Europe.

ENABLE is the first scientific symposium organised by and for young scientists and it includes scientific talks, a Career day and outreach activities.

The European Union will finance four ENABLE symposia in various European cities up to 2020.

Getting ready to celebrate European science

The first ENABLE Scientific Symposium “Breaking Down Complexity: Innovative Models and Techniques in Biomedicine”, is gearing up to welcome more than 250 young researchers to Barcelona from 15 to 17 November. The Symposium is mainly organised by and for PhD students and Postdocs from four international institutes, including IRB Barcelona. Covering a wide range of topics, from synthetic biology to translational medicine, the event will involve eight high-profile invited speakers, 16 short talks and 100 posters presented by attendees, and will offer opportunities for career development and outreach initiatives.

Barcelona geared up to host 300 young biomedical researchers in 2017

To foster the next generation of scientific leaders, IRB Barcelona kicks off the international symposium series ENABLE, part of the Horizon 2020 Programme, for young researchers working in the Life Sciences.

Involving scientific debates, career sessions, and outreach activities, these 3-day symposia are jointly coordinated by young students from four European centres.

After first event in Barcelona in 2017, the ENABLE symposia will be held in Copenhagen in 2018, Nijmegen in 2019, and Milan in 2020.

“ENABLE is an exciting challenge for young researchers”

One of the faces behind EU Horizon 2020’s ENABLE (European Academy for Biomedical Science) project is that of Clara Caminal, Head of the Academic & International Scientific Affairs Office. She sees the coordination of this European project as “a great success” for the Institute and “a significant achievement” in her career. She is convinced that taking part in the organisation of scientific conferences, the focus of ENABLE, will be “a tremendous experience” for young researchers. “It'll be an opportunity for them to gain valuable experience in organising an international symposium with European partners,” she adds.

Europe backs its future leaders in biomedicine

The EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme awards 500,000 euros to the project “European Academy for Biomedical Science” (ENABLE) to allow young scientists organise a new format of international symposia designed to strengthen their future.

In 2017, Barcelona will host the first ENABLE conference. This event will be followed by annual events in Copenhagen (2018), Nijmegen (2019), and Milan (2020). The cities correspond to the seats of the research centres that participate in ENABLE.

The initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe, strengthen scientific careers, and bring biomedicine closer to society.