Young Proteomics Investigators Club
The Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC) was initiated by the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) to favor networking of young european scientists in proteomics. YPIC member is a member of one of the EuPA national societies who has obtained a PhD or a Master degree no more than 7 years ago. At the moment YPIC club gathers young representatives from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Turkey.
YPIC main objectives are to initiate collaborative work; increase visibility through actions at the European level; organize scientific events. The idea is to connect young scientists, who can help each other for technical matters, job hunting and so on.
YPIC kick-off meeting
In the course of X Annual Congress of the EUPA (June 21-25,2016), representatives of the EuPA Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC) held a meeting in order to launch the creation of the Club. One of the most important issues discussed during the kick-off meeting was YPIC president and executive committee member election.
After a short presentation of the candidates and voting YPIC first board was elected.
- President: Maarten Dhaenens (Belgium)
- Vice-President: Dina Rešetar (Croatia)
- Secretary: Margaux Benhaim (France)
- Treasurer: Meike de Wit (Netherlands)
- Communication managers: Tina Rise Tuveng (Norway) and Stefan Kempf (Denmark)
More information concerning YPIC action plan for young proteomic investigators will come later this year. Nevertheless, in addition to scientific events, training and lectures we aim to launch discussions on subjects that are of special interest for young proteomic researchers, e.g. where to find funding, how to write applications, meet with established scientists to build up mentoring, etc.
The first task for YPIC executive committee will be organization of several events during HUPO conference in Dublin (September 2017).