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YIM 2024

The annual Young Investigators’ Meeting (YIM) brings together exceptional young investigators and senior scientists, heads of institutes, and representatives from funding agencies for four and a half days of discussions and interactions focusing on science and careers in a broad range of disciplines of biology, as well as mentorship and networking. 

Since its inception in 2009, the YIM has established its brand in the life science fraternity in India. The meeting creates a vibrant atmosphere for exchanging ideas and catalysing collaborations between life scientists in India. The YIM series also pairs Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) from India and abroad with Young Investigators (YIs) and senior scientists to promote new connections and facilitate a first-hand exchange on building and establishing up a research group in India.

YIM 2024 will provide an opportunity for the participants to get a flavour of all the different components of this flagship meeting.

The meeting is divided into two parts: The first part is the three-day Young Investigator Meeting which will be attended by Young Investigators from all over India and Postdoctoral Fellows from across India and the world.

The second part is the a one-and-a-half-day Postdoctoral Satellite Meeting for the Postdoctoral Fellows at YIM 2024.

YIM 2024
will feature mentor talks by renowned scientists, special talks on a range of science topics, poster sessions, interactive workshops, icebreaker sessions, round table discussions and networking events, that focus on a wide range of subjects and issues, including starting and building an independent research career in India, contemporary conversations on funding for science in India, international funding opportunities for scientists in India, science education, science communication and outreach, and workshops on science journalism and research ethics. 

The Postdoctoral Satellite Meeting at YIM 2024 will enable invited Postdoctoral fellows to learn about jobs in India and meet Directors/​Vice-Chancellors of institutes and universities from across India. Although YIM makes an effort to facilitate job searches for Postdoctoral fellows, it is not a job fair. The meeting revolves around doing science in India and mentoring Young Investigators and Postdoctoral Fellows.

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