On September 28th and 29th, the 6th Symposium of the Young Physiologists took place in Jena at the University Hospital. This year, we had the record number of 71 registered participants who delivered 25 talks and showed 24 posters from all fields of physiology.
From both talks and posters, the three bests were chosen by all participants (image on the right). The three prize winners for the best talks are Jannis Meents (Aachen), Marcus Schewe (Kiel) and Maddalena Comini (Jülich) and were awarded travel grants to the Europhysiology meeting in London 2018. The three poster winners are: Janine Obendorf (Leipzig), Sarah Thull (Aachen) and Anna Katharina Kolonko (Münster). They were given prizes sponsored by Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH and BioDeutschland e.V. Further sponsors were the Graduate Academy of the FSU Jena, the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation, JenaKultur, and the DPG with travel grants for active participants.
As a guest speaker, we invited Prof Stephan A. Pless (Copenhagen) to give both a scientific talk and a career workshop, showing the different positions in his scientific career and what early careers can learn from his path of life.
Furthermore, we used the symposium to strengthen the collaboration with the “Forum Junge Wissenschaft”, a sub-society of the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für experimentelle und klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie”, and agreed on planning a joint symposium in Nuremberg in March 2019.