PHD Programme in

Experimental Biology and Biomedicine


Upcoming Edition 2024

Past Edition - 2023


The 17th edition of the PDBEB symposium organized by the Doctoral Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (PDBEB) students, from the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, University of Coimbra, will take place on the 7th and 8th of February 2023.

Under the theme "Science Challenges: This Fight of Ours!", this edition aims at gathering a multidisciplinary panel, composed of nationally and internationally reputed speakers, to address current issues that affect the scientific community from a vibrant and interdisciplinary standpoint, with a special focus on science financing, clinical trials, mental health, and science communication. A roundtable with experts from different fields will discuss the reforms that science needs to ensure a healthy environment for researchers and students.

The second day of this event will be dedicated to Ph.D. students from the University of Coimbra, focusing on current and former PDBEB students, which will present and discuss their research projects and professional experiences. This will be an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing the ongoing research in the universe of doctoral programmes at the University of Coimbra.

Program available here.

Participants' posters available here.

Free Registration until January 13, 2023, here

Abstract submission is open until January 13, 2023, via email ( [maximum 300 words].

The contest for the "Best Graphical Abstract Award" runs until the 22nd of January 2023 and the submission is made through the email

After evaluation by a jury, 3 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and the other participants that submitted an abstract will be eligible to present a poster.

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