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EuPA Young Proteomics Investigator Club-YPIC challenge

On June 23rd 2016 at the EuPA meeting in Istanbul, a new European initiative was inaugurated that aims at bringing together young European proteomics researchers. With a dedicated team of 15 nominated EuPA Young Proteomics Investigator Club (YPIC) representatives (see table below) we plan to become an established platform that will bring young investigators together at National and International Proteomics meetings and workshops and that will help them grow ( and The YPIC aims at helping young researchers to overcome the day-to-day issues holding them back to unfold their full potential, through workshops, networking events and even a game! In order to find out what those issues are, YPIC members are kindly asked to fill out a survey:


Because we aim at young and competitive people, we launched the "YPIC-challenge", a game wherein you need to decipher a sentence hidden in a synthetic peptide mixture and write a small manuscript about your findings. This will serve as the template to extrapolate to real-life at a YPIC workshop that will be held at HUPO 2017 in Dublin ( Registration to YPIC ( and to the challenge ( are already open!


In the upcoming year you will hopefully see the "buzz" grow amongst students, ( towards our first dedicated YPIC event at HUPO 2017.


Please help us by spreading this e-mail amongst your members and peers! We hope to welcome a wide selection of students from your country to our Club as well as our challenge.


Kind regards,


The YPIC team


Dr. Maarten Dhaenens

President of YPIC


FEBS 2017

The 42nd FEBS Congress
Jerusalem, Israel, 10-14 September, 2017


The FEBS Congress aims to provide an outstanding international forum in the European area for the face to face exchange of knowledge and ideas across the molecular life sciences. The core scientific programme comprises inspiring plenary lectures from distinguished researchers working in areas of high topical interest, and a range of themed symposia providing focused updates from leading experts in each field. The contribution of participants towards the scientific discussion at the event is encouraged by the opportunity to present work through extensive poster sessions, and submitted abstracts may also be considered for oral presentations.

The broad subject coverage of the Congress and its size provide an excellent setting for participants to gain valuable insight into progress in research areas beyond their own. In addition, a range of special sessions aim to engage participants on wider issues, such as teaching in the molecular life sciences, and science and society questions. A commercial exhibition provides additional interest.

The FEBS Congress has a strong emphasis on support, education and inspiration for the next generation of scientists, with a bursary scheme for early-career researchers, a satellite Young Scientists’ Forum, and activities to encourage interaction with peers and experts.


Altogether the FEBS Congress aims to be an exemplary cross-discipline gathering in the molecular life sciences for research presentation, discussion, learning, inspiration and encouragement — with participants leaving with new research knowledge and ideas, and perhaps the beginnings of international collaborations and friendships.


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HUPO 2017


EuPA School 2017