Since this session is virtual, what are the requirements to enable uninterrupted participation?
The suggested requirements are detailed below.
Hardware requirements: 2+ GHz dual-core processor (4‑cores recommended); 2+ GB of RAM (4 GB recommended), Windows 8+/Mac OS 10.13+/ Linux/Chrome OS
Software requirements: Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/Safari, preferably the latest version.
Also, ensure that you have a stable internet connection. We strongly advise against joining the session from a mobile phone, unless necessary.
What topics will be covered in YIM 2021?
YIM 2021 will cover a range of topics relevant to YIs and PDFs via mentor talks, invited speaker talks and panel discussions. These include aspects relevant to building a research group, navigating the research ecosystem in India in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and engaging in outreach and communication efforts.
How do I register to attend the sessions at YIM 2021?
If you are interested in attending YIM 2021, you need to first submit an application (YIs: use the Apply section & PDFs: complete the google form linked to the Apply section).
The registration links and details on how to join the sessions will be sent to the selected YIM 2021 participants along with the other meeting details.
Should selected participants attend all days?
All selected participants are required to attend all days of the YIM. Participants who cannot stay for all days are requested to decline attendance.
As a selected YI, how can I actively participate in the various sessions of YIM 2021?
Once you have been notified of your selection to YIM 2021, you will receive additional meeting and registration details. The meeting will be held in virtual mode only. You will have the opportunity to interact with the mentors, speakers and panel discussants during the sessions via the live Q/A box. In addition, the meeting will include breakout room (more details below) for small group discussions and an informal networking session.
Will the sessions be live-streamed or available for viewing at a later date?
The sessions will be held on Zoom and will not be live-streamed. However, some of the sessions will be recorded and will be available to view at a later date.
Will the sessions be recorded?
All the talks (except the panel discussion, informal networking and breakout sessions) will be recorded and will be made available to view at a later date.
What is the breakout session, who can attend and how do I join?
The Breakout Session is an opportunity for young investigators to have an informal discussion with a group of their peers and more established and experienced mentors on topics of relevance to them. These sessions will not be recorded or broadcasted and are intended to be a space for an open and honest discussion.
The topics for this year’s Breakout Session are 1. How to mentor students during and immediately post the pandemic when lab work is challenging and big delays have been incurred. 2. Staying productive and networking during the current times 3. How one maintains a happy and healthy lab amidst this tide.
Details of how to attend the Breakout Session will be shared with the selected YIM 2021 participants along with the other meeting details.
What is the informal networking session, who can attend, and how do I join?
The format the YIM meetings is focused on fostering conversations and networking in the science ecosystem in India. While in previous sessions, this has been done via in-person interactions, the virtual YIM 2021 format will include an informal networking session in which young investigators and postdoctoral fellows will get a chance to interact with mentors, speakers and colleagues.
Details of how to join the Informal Networking Session will be shared with the selected YIM 2021 participants along with the other meeting details.
Is there a poster/ talk session for YIs at YIM 2021?
In YIM 2021, there are no poster or talk sessions for young investigators or postdoctoral fellows.