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The 24th FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF 2025)

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Dear Friends,

We are delighted to invite you to the FEBS Young Scientists' Forum 2025 (YSF 2025), a unique gathering designed to inspire and connect the next generation of leaders in molecular life sciences. This year, we are excited to host the YSF with the motto “Inspired by Nature, Driven by Science” in the stunning region of Sapanca, where the beauty of nature seamlessly intertwines with the pursuit of scientific excellence.

YSF 2025 will take place from July 3rd to 5th, 2025, just before and in conjunction with the 48th FEBS Congress in Istanbul. A selected group of 100 PhD students and postdocs will meet a tremendous lineup of invited speakers to talk science and network next to the beautiful Lake Sapanca—a scenery to be remembered forever. Among breathtaking and relaxing landscapes, you will not only rejuvenate your spirit but also inspire your scientific endeavors.

YSF 2025 will have a multidisciplinary focus, covering various topics including new approaches in life sciences research, environmental biotechnology for sustainability, human disease mechanisms, and novel therapeutics. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate scientific discussions and offer opportunities for professional development, ensuring active involvement rather than mere observation.

This forum is more than just a prelude to the main congress; it is a pivotal moment for young scientists to present their research, exchange ideas, and build a network of peers and mentors that will support their careers. FEBS grants will cover Congress registration, accommodation for both the YSF and the main FEBS Congress in Istanbul, and most travel expenses. Application details and eligibility criteria are available on the YSF Applications page.

We believe that the FEBS YSF 2025 will be an unforgettable experience, combining scientific rigor with the tranquility and inspiration of nature. We look forward to welcoming you to Sapanca and sharing this enriching journey with you. Join us for an inspiring start to the FEBS 2025 Congress, and let’s build the future of science together.

With warm regards,

H. Atakan Ekiz (YSF2025 co-Chair)
Duygu H. Karagülle (YSF2025 co-Chair)
On behalf of the YSF2025 Organizing Committee

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