Scientific Symposium

“The Promise of Future Medicine: from Research to Therapy”

This is the 2nd European PhD and Postdoc Symposium and it will be held in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 9th of November 2018. The aim of the conference is to present the latest advances and discoveries made in biomedical research that will ultimately determine the clinical practice and medicine of the future. The scientific programme covers a broad range of topics, from basic to clinical research, and will end with a final dissertation about the evolution of molecular biology throughout the last century. The symposium is organized by PhD students and postdocs from four international institutes and will feature lectures from 8 renowned keynote speakers. About 300 participants, mainly PhD students, are expected to attend. The symposium offers top-level scientific lectures as well as the opportunity for young scientists to interact with scientists during the social event “Dinner with speakers”.

Scientific sessions and keynote speakers

Pierre and Marie Curie University
Paris, France
European Institute of Oncology (IEO)
Milan, Italy
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, United States
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Hamburg, Germany
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment
Turin, Italy
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel
Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Exchange your science

Nordic tapas with speakers

An informal evening discussion between the speakers and young researchers accompanied by traditional Danish food and beer. The relaxed atmosphere will facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. The activity will be held in bars or pubs around Copenhagen. More details will follow soon.

Short talks

Young researcher (PhD and PostDoc attendees) will be selected to present their current results and goals, alongside renowned speakers, in 15-minute presentations, including questions from the audience.

Poster sessions

Students are invited to present their own work in two poster sessions during the scientific days of the symposium.


The event will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is known for its atmospheric coziness (in Danish: hygge)

The venue will be the brand new Maersk Tower, located at the centre of the Copenhagen Science City.