8th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemistsí Symposium

 Virtual Event    September 9-10, 2021

Soft-skill Training | Preparing a Funding Proposal: Setting Yourself up for Success

In this lecture included in the conference programme, Dr Kaycie Butler will give hints and recommendations on how to prepare a successful funding proposal. 

About Kaycie Butler 

Dr. Kaycie Butler is founder of Butler Scientific Communications, helping scientists communicate their work through specialized editing services, workshops, and online courses. Through this work, she has helped over 50 labs across both the US and Europe compose funded research grants and publish hundreds of papers.

As a graduate student who struggled with academic writing, a large focus of her work is on ensuring that young scientists build a solid foundation in this area that will support them throughout their career. Her workshops and online courses are designed with these students in mind, breaking down paper and grant writing into clearly identified steps and formulas to reduce stress and time spent writing. Before switching to science communication, Kaycie earned her PhD in chemistry from Caltech (2014) and completed a postdoc in chemical biology at EPFL; she remains based in Switzerland.

Round Table Discussion: "The Stories Behind the Medicinal Chemists in Industry"

Planning for a career in industry or simply curious to hear some successful career experiences? Do not miss this round table discussion. 

The concept of the panel discussion, organised by the EFMC Young Scientists Network, will be for attendees to listen to the career paths, experiences, and overall stories of early career scientists working in industry; get inspired and ask questions.

Confirmed Panelists to date 

  • Dr Helen Aylott (GSK, United Kingdom) | Biography
  • Dr Maude Giroud (F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland) | Biography
  • Prof. Toni Metsänen (Orion Pharma, Finland) | Biography
  • Dr Fabrizio Micheli (Evotec, Italy) | Biography
  • Dr Fionn O'Hara (F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland) | Biography
  • Dr Nikolay Sitnikov (Nuvisan, Germany) | Biography


On September 9 from 15:30 to 16:30 CEST. 

How does it work? 

After a general who's who, registered participants will be split into smaller groups to interact with each panelist and directly ask questions. 

For practical reasons, registration to the round table is mandatory, at no additional costs. 

Registrations are closed!

Networking Evening

Join the EFMC Young Scientists Network (YSN) on September 9 at 19:00 CEST for an evening of networking and games! 

We all have been missing the networking moments where we could have a chat with peers around a few drinks and bites. While this year again we have to offer a virtual event, we would like to try to bring back those happy times with our virtual networking evening. 

So grab a glass of a characteristic drink of your home region, a few snacks and join us for some informal chat and a few quizzes...the winners will even get the chance to grab one of the "EFMC Goodiebox". 

For practical reasons, registration to the networking eveninge is mandatory, at no additional costs. 

Registrations are closed!