BioCity PhD Mini-Symposium

    August 23rd at 13:00-17:00
    On-site event
    Manu1-4 meeting room, BioCity


    A team of Doctoral Researchers are delighted to announce the BioCity PhD Mini-Symposium planned on the afternoon before the main symposium, i.e., on Wednesday 23rd August, 2023. This will be an ideal platform for BioCity Students, PhD researchers and early-career postdocs to connect, network and exchange ideas before the main event. The student and researcher community of BioCity Turku has diverse scientific and technical expertise, and the intent is to facilitate interactions in an informal way.

    The event itself will have two poster sessions and a few talks, with coffee, snacks and drinks of course, and the event will take place in Manu1-4 meeting room, in BioCity at 13:00-17:00.


    We are in the midst of planning out the event’s program, scheduling the poster and talk sessions and making arrangements for food during the breaks. But before we can finalize anything, we need your help by participating in a quick survey.

    Please fill out the survey at latest Friday 30th June, 2023. Thank you!

    Although the event is titled as the BioCity “PhD” Mini-Symposium, we want to emphasize that it is open to Bachelors and Masters students, as well as interested early-career postdocs working in BioCity Turku.

    The registration survey includes a question about your interest in giving a short talk. Each talk will be around 3-5 minutes long, with an additional 2 minutes for any questions from the audience. The best part is that you have the freedom to choose the topic of your talk. We do have a suggestion for you, though, which is a “Method Talk.” This type of talk allows you to showcase the main techniques and approaches you utilize to answer your research questions. However, please remember that it’s just a suggestion! We want you to feel comfortable with the topic you select.


    Stay tuned for updates and program, they are all available in the website:

    Meanwhile, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to either one (or all) of the following organizing committee members:
    Omkar Joshi (
    Leena Koskinen (
    Marie-Catherine Laisne (



    The following companies are present in the event