Young Scientists Meeting at the 24th International Diatom Symposium

Dear young diatom scientists, 

We are proudly announcing the 1st YOUNG SCIENTIST MEETING (YSM) at this year’s 24th International Diatom Symposium held in Quebec City, Canada. The YSM is taking place on Wednesday, 24th August between 10.50-12.10h (a room will be announced at a later point). 

The idea for this meeting was born during last year’s EGU Assembly meeting in Vienna. We think it is important, that the young generation of diatom scientists is coming together, get to know each other, discuss about future projects and create a good platform to stay in contact also after conferences. 

To get to know each other in an informal atmosphere, we would like to encourage you as young scientists (Bachelor-, Master- or Phd student) to present your research related to any diatom topic/field in a speed-talk (max. 2 minutes) at this year’s International Diatom Symposium during the YSM. No abstract submission is needed to take part! 

For organisation issues, we would be very glad to receive your participation interest and title for a speed talk until the 1st of May via email: Hannah Vossel: or Olivier Jacques:  Participation is also possible without giving a speed talk.

Please notice that the best speed-talks will be award-winning. Every participant of the YSM will have the chance to vote for the best presentation. The three best talks will be honoured after the voting.  

For further details please check also the following webpage:

A short word to the NON-Young Scientists: You are also very welcome to listen to the speed-talks as silent audience in the back of the lecture hall.