7th BSC SO Doctoral Symposium

Fecha: 05/May/2020 Time: 09:00



Target group: PhD students as well as early stages PostDoc researchers and late stages MSc students in the BSC areas of research and complementing areas.

Cost: The Symposium is free of charge.

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17th December 2021. 10:30 am. VIRTUAL  

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 17th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
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What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at annualmeeting2021@bsc.es
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 17th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions. Deadline exceeded.




After cancelling this year’s symposium given the current circumstances, but identifying an exceptional interest from your side, the BSC SO Doctoral Symposium organizing committee has decided, however, to go forward with the digital publication of the Book of Abstracts of the 7th BSC SO Doctoral Symposium. As you know, every year it is digitally published under the UPC commons license. (Access here the BoA of the previous BSC SO Doctoral Symposiums.)

We are aware that many of you had planned and worked really hard in order to submit your abstract for the 7th BSC SO Doctoral Symposium on time. For this reason, the submission has been reopened and it is extended until April 15th, 2020 EOB.

We believe working together in this will give us strength and bring us together and we encourage you to participate and submit your work and be part of this singular’s edition.


The aim of the BSC Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students and PostDoc researchers can present the results of their research work. To reach these goals, the attending PhD students and PostDoc researchers will share their experience and findings through talks, poster sessions and discussions.
The tutorials of the Symposium focus on career development with lectures on research and functioning skills: presentation, academic writing, IPR issues etc.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts regarding original research and recent developments as well as position and strategic papers in the remit of the Symposium.

All accepted abstracts will be given presentation or poster slot.



Abstract submission deadline: April 15th, 2020

Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2020                                                                                                                                     


How to Submit

  1. For the Extended abstract, please use the BSC-IDS format (2 or less pages, approx. 800 words) including references, diagrams and illustrations). The abstract should have as a main author a PhD candidate or Post Doc researcher and no more than 3 authors, including the applicant’s main supervisor. Link to Extended abstract template in MS Word and LaTex is in the submit link. Please create a PDF file and upload it. Make sure the size of the page is A4 (210mm x 297mm) and not letter (215,9mm x 279,4mm).
  2. Include your short bio with recent photo at the end of the Extended Abstract as per the template.
  3. Please take the time to spell check carefully your paper and bio.
  4. Please follow exactly the IEEE templates provided and do not omit or add additional type of affiliation information and do not change the outline or formatting.
  5. Fill in the registration form. Please indicate whether you would like to present a talk or a poster. 
The submitted abstracts must be camera-ready and formatted according to the doctoral symposium "how to submit" regulations and not exceeding the max length. Submission implies the willingness of the main author to register and present the talk/poster.

Requirements for the Extended Research Abstract

Your Abstract should contain:

  • Title
  • Your name, affiliation and e-mail address
  • Your supervisor’s name, affiliation and e-mail address
  • The content of your abstract should relate to your research work and include at least one of the following :
    • Description of the research problem you are investigating with justification of its importance and expected contributions of your thesis
    • Results so far and their analysis and/or plans for future development
    • Outline of prior unsuccessful work with proposed approaches for solution
    • Short bio as formated in the IEEE template


Evaluation Criteria

The applications will be evaluated and the accepted ones will be given presentation or poster slot. The reviewers will be looking at the quality of the research work and its relevance to the scope of the event and the quality of the Extended Abstract.

When the Selection Committee is allocating presentation or poster slot, the stage of the research will be taken into account.

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