Nordic EMBL Partnership Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) 2018

Meeting for Young Investigators at the 9th Annual Network Meeting of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. 

The 9th Annual Nordic EMBL Partnership Meeting will take place from 11-14 September 2018.

The Young Investigators of the Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine (Doctoral students and Postdocs) are invited to meet for two extra days prior to the main meeting.

The programme will offer the opportunity for learning new skills and concepts, as well as fun team building activities. 

Venue: Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo


Please note that there are still a couple of programme details to confirm, but any changes or additions will be published shortly.

Tuesday 11 September

From 12pm          Arrival and check-in
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:15 Welcome and programme introduction from YIM 2018 Chairs
14:15-14:45 Scientific speed-dating
14:45-15:45 Keynote talk: Professor Inger Sandlie, University of Oslo, and Dr. Karoline Schjetne, Vaccibody: Work in industry after academia or in parallel to it
15:45-16:00 Coffee and tea break

YIM elevator pitches*

17:00-20:00 Social activity - Escape Rooms, Soria Moria
20:30-late Dinner and socialising

Wednesday 12 September

09:00-11:00 Workshop from Jean-luc Doumont: Making the Most of Your Presentation, Part 1
11:00-11:15 Coffee and tea
11:15-13:15 Making the Most of Your Presentation, Part 2
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 YIM elevator pitches
16:00-16:30 Coffee and tea break
16:30-17:30 YIM elevator pitches 
17:30-17:45 Closing comments from YIM committee
17:45-20:00 Free time 
20:00-late Dinner and social time

*We will circulate details of the elevator pitch format after registration has closed. 


Registration for the YIM is now closed.

YIM Elevator Pitches

This year's YIM programme includes elevator pitches. These are a great opportunity for you to practice summarising your research briefly (useful skills when interviewing for a new role, applying for funding, or chatting to potential collaborators, for example).

We will need a title for your talk, and an abstract if you wish to submit one. There is an option to submit your title and abstract via the registration form when you register for the meeting. If preferred, you can also email them to

We will need all pitch titles and abstracts submitted by Friday 17 August 2018.

Nordic EMBL Partnership: Annual Meeting in Oslo

NCMM will be hosting the 9th annual meeting of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The meeting will be held in Oslo from 11-14 September. We expect around 150 participants to attend, including group leaders, postdoctoral and senior researchers, PhD students and coordinators from all the nodes, as well as representatives from EMBL.

The programme will consist of high-quality scientific presentations, poster sessions and interesting social activities. This event also aims to equip the scientists with new skills and encourages multidisciplinary interaction among the researchers. In addition, the steering committee, group leaders, coordinators and PhD students will have time for their own discussions to enhance collaborations among the nodes.

Meeting objectives

  • Disseminate scientific information, and provide researchers with a forum to introduce their projects and interests to the wider Nordic EMBL Community
  • Help to foster a better sense of a network, and help facilitate and enhance collaborations across all Nordic nodes and the EMBL
  • Showcase what technologies and services are on offer within the Partnership, and promote the sharing of resources
  • Offer some training and career development, particularly for junior scientists in terms of soft skills and careers advice.


Published Apr. 18, 2018 10:09 AM - Last modified July 8, 2018 9:10 PM