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 masters 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:
- Student Co-Chairing for Scientific Sessions
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. The provisional list of co-chairs for this year’s meeting will be listed here in due course.
- Student Presentation Awards
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:
- Podium Presentation Awards: Three awards to podium presentations given by SYIS eligible members, based on their rankings by the judging committee.
- Poster Presentation Awards: Three awards to poster presentations given by SYIS eligible members, based on their rankings by the judging committee.
- SYIS Debate
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 competing teams will fight for the TERMIS 2019 debating title and a cash award.
- SYIS Social Night
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 published soon. The SYIS Social Night will be o Wednesday, the 29th of May 2019.
- Student Mentor Meet
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. A list of mentors will be made available in due course. The Student Mentor Meet will be on Tuesday, the 28th of May 2019, during the Get Together.
TERMIS SYIS EU Chapter Council:
Chair: Dilip Thomas
Chair-Elect: Filippo Cipriani
Secretary: Diana Gaspar
Treasurer: Alan Ryan