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Tom Dendooven selected as a representative for the University at Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar

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Mr Tom Dendooven has been selected as a representative of Cambridge University at Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar in December 2017.

The University has been invited to select a candidate to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) in December 2017. This is a week-long (4th-11th Dec 2017) event for young international scientists, organised by the SIYSS Committee of the Swedish Federation of Young Scientists. The Seminar is designed for outstanding early career researchers (they must be between 18 and 24 at the time of the Seminar, 4th Dec 2017), offering them an excellent opportunity to interact with the wider scientific community, and to present their research in an international forum.

Selection Criteria:

  • University can only send one student to the seminar in Stockholm
  • Attendees must be between 18 and 24 at the time of the Seminar (4th Dec 2017).
  • They should have:
    • completed a research project within the field of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, medicine, physiology or a combination of these);
    • demonstrated outstanding motivation for their subject(s) and scientific aptitude during their studies at the University (appropriate to their education or career stage) or have received a prize for their academic work.

Recognised as one of the most prestigious science events for young scientists, SIYSS annually invites around 25 of the world’s most talented young scientists to give them a chance to experience the Nobel festivities in Stockholm. They also get the opportunity to introduce their research to Swedish students during a full-day seminar. The SIYSS seminar is the main event of the week where the SIYSS participants have the opportunity to present their research at the prestigious Karolinska Insitute which attracts over 1,500 visitors. The participants give individual presentations of their projects in the main auditorium and present their projects on posters. The visitors are mainly Swedish high school students and this event works as a source of inspiration for scientific work.

Mr Tom Dendooven was selected based on his master thesis entitled "Dip, a novel and inspiring bacteriophage-based mechanism for transcript protection in the host cell. Structural and functional elucidation of phiKZ encoded inhibitor of the RNA degradosome."

Tom carried out his work in Prof. Rob Lavigne's Group, Lab of Gene technology, KULeuven, Belgium in collaboration with Prof. Ben Luisi's Group, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.

Congratulations Tom.


Stephanie Low

Publication Date

13 July 2017