The organizing committee is ideally made up of four young researchers, a mix of PhD students and post-docs. For the joint event, the scientific subject area of the event would ideally be able to link Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology. For the Biochemical Society and Ireland YLS, the focus would be on biomolecular science.
The application process is yearly, with the deadline for proposals this year is Friday 14 November 2014 for the Biochemical Society and joint YLS events. The deadline for the YLS Ireland event is usually in February.
What benefits are there in organizing a YLS event?
- Expands personnal and professional network
- Provides experience in developing a scientific programme
- Provides a taste of scientific event organization which looks great on a CV
- Extends profile in the research community
- Opportunity to work with other scientists in the early stages of their career
- Opportunity to see the bigger picture of how scientific disciplines can integrate
What does working in a YLS organizing team entail?
Key tasks include:
- Organize a venue
- Develop a conference programme
- Calculate and manage a budget
- Attract sponsors
- Invite plenary speakers (two)
- Market the event and attract attendees
- Select abstracts and choose oral presentations
- Organize poster and talk prizes
- Create and manage a website
- Run a social event (depending on budget)
Interested in becoming a YLS organizer? Find out what a proposal should include and further information in finance, venue, and the scientific programme.