About the Young European Biotech Network YEBN

Who we are

The Young European Biotech Network (YEBN, http://www.yebn.eu/) is a non-profit organization for students and young scientists of the life science sector. It is the umbrella organization of different national student associations. It provides a Europe-wide platform promoting the exchange between young scientists and between its member organizations. We inform our member organizations about European programs and carrier possibilities and help them, to get in contact with other organizations.  

YEBN was founded in 2002 as a Limited in the UK and changed to a German non-profit association (eingetragener Verein e.V.) in 2016. The first YEBN Round Table took place in Stuttgart in September 2016 together with btS, LSZYSN, Synapse and NGB . 

Our Members
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:


NGB (Nouvelle Génération des Biotechnologistes) France, ~ 30 members

Future members – currently in the application period – will be associations from :



Former members :

btS (biotechnologische Studenteninitiative Germany,~ 1041 members

CBI (Club Biotech) Austria, ~ 20 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. To become an Individual Member, please contact the EB: eb[at]yebn.eu

Our aims
YEBN concentrate the its own activity to fulfill the following key objectives:

    1. provide a European platform for international events and career opportunities
    2. support young scientists in expanding their network and enhancing their career
    3. bring academia and Life Science industry closer together
    4. teach skills young scientists need beyond their studies for being successful
    5. 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.


  1. Jelle Vriend

    June 14, 2018

    I’m part of the organization of the ENABLE symosium 2018 (hosted in Copenhagen, Nov 7-9, please see website for details about symposium) and I have been in contact with Andrea Grego regarding a communication partnership between ENABLE and YEBN. I unfortunately haven’t heard anything back from Andrea yet since April.
    I would like to know if this communication partnership is still an option. Our deadline to submit an application for travel grants is approaching soon (June 30), so it would be nice if information regarding ENABLE could be spread throughout your organization as soon as possible.
    Thank you for your consideration and I’m looking forward hearing from you soon.

  2. Lucie

    October 13, 2018

    Thank you for your comment – yes of course, we are contentiously promoting your event in all our channels and happy to meet you soon on your event. All the best, the YEBN board

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