Young Scientist Forum

Our Webinar series for young scientists

ePISODE 4 - monday 7th february 2022 at 15:00 cet

Starting up!
Is life of an entrepreneur as glamorous as we think it is? Why should you step out of the comfortable realms of academia to the scary world of business? Is it possible to combine academic research with managing your own start-up company?

Three young entrepreneurs will share their experiences of taking the giant leap into the unknown in their quest of converting their own research results from journal articles to real world applications.

Laura Koivusalo – CEO and cofounder at StemSight
Manuel Schweikle – CSO and cofounder at ClexBio
Tiziano Serra – CSO and cofounder at mimiX Biotherapeutics

Remember to sign up for our webinars using the sign up buttons at the top of this page!

Episode 3 - Monday 10th january 2022 at 15:00 cet

Dumbing it down - how to make science more accessible
Have you ever tried explaining how LEDs work to your grandmother? Or had awkward conversations at family gatherings trying to explain what you do at work? Telling other people about your research is never easy when you cannot use your usual vocabulary, is it?

Two science communication enthusiasts will share their experiences of making science more understandable. And maybe even give us some tips on how to let the world know what we do in the lab and why it all matters.

Brianna Bibel – The Bumbling Biochemist on social media
Jessica Lönn-Stensrud – The Bacteria Lady writing about our tiniest friends

Episode 2 - Monday 6th december 2021 at 15:00 CET

Editor's pick
How do I get my articles published in the best journals? What do I need to write in the cover letter to get the editor’s attention? What does an editor of a journal even do, apart from “unfairly” rejecting my manuscripts without review? And what is the surest way to get my article rejected?

Two well-known biomaterials scientists and journal editors will  provide us a glimpse to the world of scientific publishing from the editor’s point of view.

Dr Marc Bohner – Editor for Acta Biomaterialia
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini – Editor-in-Chief for Materials Letters

EPIsode 1 - Monday 1ST NOVEMBER 2021 AT 15:00 CET

Science or gelato - is that the question?
Should I stay in academia or try the “real world”? Does a career in academia permanently close other doors? Is choosing to work in industry a point of no return for my career path? What options remain unexplored? These questions are more than familiar to every young scientist.

Two scientists with very different career paths will share their story and discuss these questions.

Dr Karlis Agris Gross - Riga Technical University
Dr Elli Käpylä - Aalto University

what is the United north?

The YSF national chapters in Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltics have united their forces to create a webinar series that focuses on topics that are of particular interest to young early career scientists. United North is just what we decided to call ourselves for simplicity. Much snappier than "the region comprising the Nordic countries and the Baltic states". Our online events are all free of charge, and despite the name, also available for everyone outside the Northern corner of Europe.

Are you a young scientist and want to get involved in organising activities for your follow young scientists? Or do you have ideas for new topics we should cover in our webinar series? Please get in touch with one of the national chapter representatives of the United North!

National Chapter representatives for the united north

Jānis Ločs
YSF - Baltics
Janne Koivisto
YSF -  Finland
Hanna Tiainen
YSF - Scandinavia

ysf @ esb

More information about the ESB Young Scientist Forum can be found at the ESB website