ESB mobility award for young researchers
Last year the ESB launched annually Mobility grants for Young Researchers! This is a great initiative to allow young researchers to do a part of their PhD or postdoctoral research abroad. A research stay abroad does not only broaden your scientific horizon by learning new techniques and creating a network of international contacts, it also allows you to submerge yourself in the local culture and customs – truly a once in a life-time experience! The second round, to award two ESB Mobility grants with a value of up to €4000 each, has started now. So if you are excited about research and you want to extend your expertise abroad, take the next step and visit the web page to apply for the Mobility Grant. More information about the eligibility and application process is available ‘here’. The submission deadline is 31st of May 2014.
Student committee members Priyanka Pravincumar and Angelo Karunaratne have retired from the committee. Both of them have contributed to maintain the ESB Facebook account and organize events at the ESB conferences. We would like to thank Angelo and Priyanka for their efforts and great collaboration. Now the committee is looking for new motivated PhD students to get involved and take over some tasks. It is a great chance to be actively involved in the society and since we split the work it is a good balance. If you are interested, please contact us. For any further information and contact details please check the student section of the ESB webpage: http://esbiomech.org?page_id=75
WCB conference 2014
In just a few months the city of Boston will welcome us for the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Every four years this international meeting brings together engineers and scientists from various disciplines including biology, physics and mathematics from all over the world. It will be a unique meeting of great biomechanical minds, with fascinating key-note lectures, and many interesting presentations and poster sessions. Due to the large organization of the World Congress, there will not be any specific ESB student activities arranged. But of course all ESB students are invited to join the regular WCB social program.
ESB conference 2015
The WCB has not yet passed, but we are already planning for ESB 2015 which will be held in Prague. If you have any ideas, remarks or wishes for particular student events, please contact us!
By Silke and Aurélie, on behalf of the whole student committee