Young EPIZONE aims to integrate young scientists into EPIZONE
ERG. Young EPIZONE provides a platform for young scientists working
on epizootic diseases where they are able to meet and discuss with
scientists from all over the world.
Young EPIZONE started as an idea from project manager Jitty Oosterga-Land. As a former teacher she was always working on ways to connect education with work. She discovered that PhD's and postdocs sometimes have trouble with integration in a network with many profound scientists and wanted to change this.
Young EPIZONE officially started in April 2008. The first meeting with a core group of young scientists became the lead for Young EPIZONE as it is today. As a new-born network group, humouresly called EPI-babies, they discussed the need of young scientists in EPIZONE, the organization of such a network and the tools that could help them reach the goals. With this they have started this website and organized the first Young EPIZONE meeting during the second annual meeting in Brescia.
How to become a member?
- Are you a PhD student or a new post-doc (within four years of graduating from your PhD) at an EPIZONE member institute?
- Would you like the opportunity to interact and network with senior scientists in addition to other students and post-docs from partner institutes worldwide?
- Would you like to receive information on scientific meetings and events from EPIZONE? Looking for a post-doc position? Have access to vacancies at EPIZONE institutes around the world, from private companies and other research institutes?
- Would you like the opportunity to apply for extra funding for EPIZONE meetings and specific Young Epizone meetings and training courses?
If you answered 'YES' to any of the above questions then why not subscribe to Young EPIZONE. All young scientists from EPIZONE partner institutes can join us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, institute, position and contact details. With this you will subscribe to the EPIZONE Central Project Site and get the access to the internal webpage of EPIZONE and the separate Young EPIZONE website. You will be kept up to date with Young EPIZONE activities and other opportunities that might be of interest to you, minutes from core group activities and if you are interested in joining the core group there may be an opportunity to become involved at this level.
Young EPIZONE Newsletter 1, 2013