For the first time, BBMEC is offering a special pre-conference session that targets graduate students and postdocs. Young researchers will be brought together and provided with the opportunity to exchange ideas, talk about their research in oral and poster presentations, discuss challenges and opportunities as well as network. This session will start on Saturday evening with a keynote speaker and a networking mixer. Sunday, the day will be filled with oral and poster presentations and will end by joining the opening session of the main conference on Sunday evening.

This conference session will be organized by graduate students from the University of Regensburg and mentored by the conference chair, Antje Baeumner. Young researchers planning to attend the main BBMEC conference are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. It has been successfully tried in Gordon Conferences (such as the Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors and its associate Graduate Research Seminar).

The general pre-conference layout is shown below. Actual speakers will be selected upon abstract submission on a competitive basis. The young scientists will be informed in July whether their abstract was chosen for oral presentation.

P R E - C O N F E R E N C E
organized by graduate students for graduate students and postdocs
Saturday 26/9/2015
3 p.m. Registration opens

4 p.m.

4.45 p.m.

Keynote speaker Prof. Karsten Haupt, University of Compiegne, France

Young scientist presentations

7 p.m. Networking mixer
8 p.m. Regensburg at night
Sunday 27/9/2015

8,45 a.m.

9.15 a.m.

Dr. Wolfgang Wachter, German Science Foundation

Young scientist presentations

12 p.m. Lunch break
1 p.m. Poster session
2.30 p.m. Young scientist presentations
4.15 p.m. End of Pre-conference