Who we are
The Young European Biotech Network (YEBN) was founded as a non-profit organization in 2002 and is run by students and young professionals with an interest in Life Sciences. We link young scientists in 14 European countries. As an umbrella organisation for national associations, we aim to strengthen the national and international cooperation among our members. Representing European Life Scientists and Biotechnologists in Europe, YEBN fulfills its responsibility as a stakeholder via strong relationships with the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) as well as the European Commission.
Our members include national organizations (Institutional Members, IMs), who lists young life scientists, students, and established professionals in biotechnology and biology-related fields. Each organization contributes to the richness of YEBN by bringing unique expertise, people, talent and a sprinkle of personality. Our current institutional members are:
ASSB (Akademickie Stowarzyszenie Studentów Biotechnologii) Poland, ~ 90 members
btS (biotechnologische Studenteninitiative Germany,~ 1041 members
CBI (Club Biotech) Austria, ~ 20 members
NGB (Nouvelle Génération des Biotechnologistes) France, ~ 30 members
YSN (Young Scientist Network) Switzerland, ~ 22 members
Together with institutional members, YEBN welcomes the membership of every individual (Individual Member, InM) willing to network with other scientists all over Europe and to unravel the opportunities offered by international collaborations at European level.
YEBN concentrate the its own activity to fulfill the following key objectives:
- provide a European platform for international events and career opportunities
- support young scientists in expanding their network and enhancing their career
- bring academia and Life Science industry closer together
- teach skills young scientists need beyond their studies for being successful
- connect national organizations in Europe for a lively exchange of ideas and experience
How we do it
We organize meetings and events to bring together young opinion leaders, mainly from our Institutional Members. Through physical as well as e-meetings, we exchange valuable information concerning new and ongoing initiatives, possible collaborations, best practices.
Where necessary, we initiate cooperations between our members to tackle current relevant challenges.We promote the start-up of affiliated Project Groups (PGs) that works on one specific project. The project must promote the YEBN values expressed in the Statute. The main areas of the initiatives are, but not limited to: information, career and public engagement. Any YEBN member can start a project and being supported by the organization.