Young Scientist Forum Romania 2015
The YSF is an event, usually integrated in the annual conference of the ESB, which is aimed at discussing biomaterials education and training in Europe, emphasising the existing and emerging career, as well as research opportunities in the field. In these events discussion is fostered by creating an interactive environment amongst participants, thus promoting an enriching discussion on topics that concern everyone who graduated, or will do so, in Biomaterials.
From the previous YSFs has resulted the creation of the "European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award" (EDA). The steps needed to apply/obtain this award are presented at http://www.esbiomaterials.eu/index.php?cid=Education. The European Society for Biomaterials is issuing a European PhD degree, which is a supplement to the PhD you earn from your university, adding EUROPEAN confirmation of your doctoral training and research.
YSF aims the foundation of national chapters committed to help the young researchers in the field of BIOMATERIALS. In this respect, in November 2008, during the BIOMMEDD’2008 conference, with the support of both SRB and ESB, the YSF-Ro has been created. ESB support has been evident through the active participation of the YSF Representative – Prof. Peter Dubruel and of the Chairman of the ESB Education Committee, Prof. Etienne Schacht. YSF-Ro is actually involved in: 1) organizing scientific events dedicated to young researchers and 2) enhancing the European collaboration and providing support for a broader attendance of both national and international scientific events by young Romanian scientists.
According to the agreement from 2008 and having the approval of YSF@ESB and SRB, and according to the YSF regulations, elections for the new YSF-Ro committee were organized, four years after launching YSF-Ro. YSF bylaws involves:
1) announcement of YSF-Ro election in order to receive applications. Candidates may be young Romanian researchers (age <40 years) enthusiastic and with scientific visibility in biomaterials field;
2) reception of the applications;
3) sending regulation, ballots and calendar of the elections;
4) a term as board member will last for 4 years. Board members can be re-elected only one time for another 4 years.
In this context, according to the YSF-Ro board structure approved by the General Assembly of SRB in 2012, the new YSF-Ro board (elected on 5th of April, 2013) comprises:
Dr. Diana Dragusin - National Representative
Dr. Oana Ponta - Representative Cluj
Dr. Cosmin Sinescu - Representative Timisoara
Dr. Edi Tanase - Representative Iasi
Dr. Diana Vranceanu - Representative central area