TERMIS-SYIS is the Students and Young Investigators Section of TERMIS. SYIS membership includes all students (undergraduate or graduate) and young investigators who have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years.

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 SYIS council plans events for SYIS membership at the annual conference, focused on social events, professional development events, and various awards, all discussed below. In recent years, SYIS membership benefits have expanded beyond the conference, providing additional value to society membership.


Meet the current TERMIS-SYIS AM council members here!

Virtual Initiatives

SYIS AM & EU Virtual Seminar Series, Fall 2020
Come join us for our inaugural joint virtual seminar series between SYIS AM & EU chapters! Seminars will be held every Thursday from mid-September to December at 12 PM EST / 9 AM PT. Each seminar will feature two 20-min presentations (including Q&A) by students and young investigators in our field. Seminar dates and speakers are provided below, and registration links can be found on our Twitter. You must register for each individual seminar. We hope to see you there!

#Comunicaciencia Campaign
In collaboration with LatinXinBME and their co-founders Prof. Ana Maria Porras and Prof. Brian Aguado, we are translating BME and TERMIS-related terms into Spanish and Portuguese as part of our efforts to engage with young Latin American students and researchers. We post every Friday on our Twitter page. We encourage you to engage with us and share our posts with others!


Checkout the list of awards and whether you’re eligible to apply here! Briefly, the available awards are:

Conference-Specific Awards:
Scientific Excellence Award
Career Development Award
Poster & Oral Presentation Awards

Other Awards:
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award

Previous Awardees
Checkout the 2019 TERMIS-SYIS awardees here!


2021 Conference Go-To Updates

The next TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference & Exhibition is planned for August 29 - September 1, 2021 in Toronto, Canada
For up-to-date information, please visit the website or check-in with our social media platforms for timely reminders of applications and deadlines.


SYIS-Organized Conference Events

SYIS is present at the TERMIS-AM conferences! We organize and run professional development, social, and academic activities that engage the TERMIS-SYIS community and facilitate a conducive network. Below are activities that have been run, and will continue to be run, including at the upcoming TERMIS-AM 2021 conference. Hope to see you there!

5K Fun Run
This event is open to everyone! Runners explore a 5k local route, and are rewarded with breakfast at the end. 
Student-Meet-Mentor Lunch

SYIS members get a chance to meet scientists further along their careers in industry, academia and regulatory groups. 
SYIS Social

Happy hour!
Poster Sessions

SYIS awards prizes to the highest ranked presentations and posters. Please make sure you are up-to-date with the abstract submission deadlines!
SYIS Pre-Conference Workshop
Coming Soon at the 2021 Conference
SYIS Plenary Speaker
Coming Soon at the 2021 Conference
SYIS Booth and Passport
Coming Soon at the 2021 Conference
Lab and Industry Tours
Coming Soon at the 2021 Conference

Professional Development Resources

For helpful resources for professional development including: how to write an abstract, how to prepare a scientific talk and/or a poster, how to network, and how to write a fellowship grant, please find a compiled list of links here!

Stay Connected With Us!

We’re on social media! Connect with us at any of the following platforms:

Twitter: @SyisTermis


You can also join our mailing list to stay up to date and receive TERMIS-AM SYIS newsletters. Previous SYIS newsletters can be seen here: 2018, 2019