BIST Future Leaders Forum:

Pushing our future forward

Oct. 28 | Auditorium Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus Ciutadella

The first edition of the Future Leaders Forum, which will be held on Friday October 28th, 2022 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus Ciutadella, is a one-day conference organised by BIST postdocs and junior leaders, with the aim of encouraging networking among the postdoctoral community and providing a relaxed space for lively and interactive talks and activities focused on career progression and transition.

We will bring you keynote speakers from academia and industry, round-tables, and networking sessions, where we will debate about how to tackle scientific and career challenges in high-priority research areas such as healthcare and biomedical research, quantum technologies, and sustainability.

In addition to our keynotes, we want to hear about you! One abstract from each of the BIST centres will be selected for a 5-min FLASH research talk. Send us a 250 words abstract, written in plain language. Please highlight your research but also the research done in your centre.

Register here

Registration is free and still open. Food and drinks will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Morning Session
10:00-10:15 Welcome by Eduard Vallory, BIST Director General
10:15-11:00 Invited speaker: Xavier Aldeguer, General Director of Knowledge Transfer of the Catalan Government
11:00-11:45 Keynote speakers
Meritxell Teixido, CEO & CSO at Gate2Brain
Julien Colombelli, Head of IRB Barcelona Advanced Digital Microscopy Core Facility
Katrin Blondrath, Medical Information Analyst at IQVIA
11:45-12:15 Coffee break & Networking
12:15-13:00 Keynote speakers
Philip Bates, Remote Handling Project Team at Fusion for Energy (F4E)
Irene Marco-Rius, Junior Group Leader at IBEC, Co-founder & CSO at Vitala Technologies
Salva Guardiola, Scientist in Antibody Discovery and Engineering at ONA Therapeutics
13:00-13:45 Panel discussion
13:45-15:15 Lunch & Networking
Afternoon session
15:15-16:45 FLASH talks, followed by voting

  • Alfredo Edoardo Ongaro, ICFO
  • Malgorzata Rogalska, CRG
  • Jorge Jiménez, IFAE
  • Galyna Maleeva, IBEC
  • Isaac Alcón, ICN2
  • Julia Beerhues, ICIQ
  • Adrià Cañellas Socias, IRB Barcelona
16:45-17:00 Closing remarks + Flash talk prize
17:00-18:00 Cocktail hour & Networking

Iris Batalha

‘La Caixa’ Junior Leader at IBEC

Daniel González Carter

‘La Caixa’ Junior Leader at IBEC

Erika López

Postdoctoral Fellow at IRB Barcelona

Borja Mateos

Postdoctoral Fellow at IRB Barcelona

Radoslaw Pluta

PROBIST Postdoctoral Fellow at IRB Barcelona

Salvio Suárez-García

Postdoctoral Researcher at ICN2

Claudia Valdés

PROBIST Postdoctoral Fellow at ICFO

BIST centres

Institutional Members of the Board of Trustees