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Important Dates:

Standard registration closes: MAR 2019

Late registration opens: MAY 1st 2019

Late registration closes: MAY 31st 2019


TERMIS-EU General Assembly Meeting
29th May 2019
17:30 - 18:00
(All are welcome and encouraged to attend.)

Student and Young Investigator (SYIS)

Student involvement is a critical component of TERMIS. SYIS provides a platform for the "next generation" of scientists and engineers in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to interact. SYIS aims to further the professional and scientific development of its members. The TERMIS definition for a Student member is any individual, who is engaged as a full-time graduate or undergraduate, in a university or college program and is actively involved in research in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Young Investigators are defined as persons who are employed by an academic institution in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, who have been awarded their doctoral degree within the past 3 years or are working as researchers and have less than seven years research experience following Master’s degree. In addition, young investigators are not holding an appointment as a faculty or academic staff in a university / research institute. The TERMIS SYIS has organised several activities at TERMIS EU 2019, including:

Register your interest for the SYIS Awards, Debate, Mentor Meet and Social Night here:
  1. Student Co-Chairing for Scientific Sessions (Monday 27th – Friday 31st)
    The TERMIS-EU SYIS chapter will offer students and young investigators the opportunity to serve as co-chairs for scientific sessions at the 2019 TERMIS EU Chapter Meeting in Rhodes. This provides a unique platform for students and young investigators to co-chair sessions with introduce speakers lead discussions with chairs of the scientific sessions. Register for up to 3 sessions of your choice for SYIS Co-chairing here:
    Sessions will be assigned based on availability. If you have already expressed your interest by emailing and have been assigned a session to co-chair, please do not use the co-chair registration form.

  2. Student Presentation Awards (Monday 27th – Friday 31st)
    SYIS commits to recognise excellence in research by giving awards to participating researchers who demonstrate research excellence through their talent, knowledge and expertise in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The section covers several awards under the following categories:
    • Oral Presentation Awards: Best podium presentation + runner-up award.
    • Poster Presentation Awards: Best poster presentation + runner-up award. Judging criteria will include scientific excellence, time-keeping (presenting within the allotted timeframe), question answering, and overall presentation and scientific discussion. The podium presentations will be judged at the scientific sessions, whilst the poster presentations will be judged during the poster sessions. The awards will be presented at the closing ceremony.

  3. SYIS Debate (Wednesday 29th, 16:00 – 17:30)
    For the second time we will be hosting ‘SYIS Debate’, a grand battle for enthusiastic and passionate young members of the SYIS community. The goal is to bring together minds in the field of tissue engineering to critically advocate the pros/cons of emerging trends or existing challenges in the field of tissue engineering in a student and young investigator focused forum. This is a platform for SYIS members to voice constructive arguments and showcase their deep understanding of the field in front of key opinion leaders and experts. The topic of the 2019 SYIS Debate will be ‘Will un-blinded or open peer review result in good science?’ The competing teams will fight for the TERMIS 2019 debating title and a gift.

  4. SYIS Social Night (Wednesday 29th, 20:00 – 23:00)
    The TERMIS-SYIS EU chapter will be organizing a social ‘Meet-and-Greet’ evening open for students and young investigators. This event is an opportunity to meet friends and other young scientists, while enjoying food and drinks. Additional details about the location and registration will be notified to those who register interest.

  5. Student Mentor Meet Luncheon (Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th, 13:00 – 14:00)
    This event will give students and young investigators the opportunity to meet scientific leaders in the field to ask the most burning questions; from the state of current academic research environment to useful advice for a successful career. The format of this session is informal in a relaxed atmosphere, where students can engage in fruitful discussions with their peers and mentors, about their research interests and aspirations. Provisional list of mentors participating in this event are as follows:

    Abhay Pandit
    Alvaro Mata
    Carlos Rodriguez Cabello
    Eben Alsberg
    Gerjo van Osch
    Ipsita Roy
    Ivan Martin
    Julian Jones
    Liesbet Geris
    Marcy Zenobi Wong
    Martin Stoddart
    Mauro Alini
    Stephen Richardson

For participation related queries for any of the SYIS events above, please email

TERMIS SYIS EU Chapter Council:
Chair: Dilip Thomas
Chair-Elect: Filippo Cipriani
Secretary: Diana Gaspar
Treasurer: Arianna Ferrini