Countdown for the deadline
TRAVEL AWARDS to attend the 2023 SFRR-E Vienna Meeting, will close on Feb 10, 2023
It is a great honour for me to be elected President of our Society beginning January 2023. After serving the Society as General Secretary from 2013 until 2020, it is my pleasure to continue this service during the next two years committed to maintaining and expanding our exciting research field within Europe and abroad, always promoting the careers of young researchers in their pursuit of excellence in science.
Our forthcoming Annual Meeting will be organized by Prof. Florian Gruber in beautiful Vienna from 6-9 June 2023, and it will be a great opportunity to address new scientific challenges, with updates on state-of-the-art research in the field. The next 2024 Annual Meeting will be held in the very nice city of Istanbul and will be organized by Dr. Emrah Eroglu with the valuable assistance of Prof. Nesrin Kartal-Özer.
Our Past-President, Prof. Daniela Caporossi, has performed an excellent task as SFRR-E President during 2021 and 2022, facing and coping with tremendous difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukrainian war. She coordinated our Annual Virtual Meeting in 2021 most effectively. This online meeting was extremely well organized by Prof. Bato Korac in Belgrade in close collaboration with Prof. Caporossi and our Meetings Officer Dr. Brigitte Winklhofer-Roob, who were also closely involved with the organization of our Annual Meeting held in Gent in August 2022. This was a Joint Meeting with the Plant Oxygen Group, and I would like to gratefully acknowledge the excellent work performed by Prof. Frank Van-Breusegem, Dr. Remi Willamme, and Dr. Claire Remacle from the Plant Oxygen Group, who acted as local organizers of the Gent Meeting, following the initial efforts of Prof. Joel Pincemail to bring the first SFRR-E Annual Meeting to Belgium. This joint meeting provided a unique opportunity to strengthen the link between the two associations, and we enjoyed the cross-fertilization between the two exciting and related fields.
The Spetses Summer School in September 2022 was very well organized by Dr. Aphrodite Vasilaki and Dr. Niki Chondrogianni, as was the Early Career Researchers (ECR) Meeting held in Siena in June 2022. This ECR Meeting focused on The Future of Redox Biology and was organized by Prof. Giuseppe Valacchi, Prof Enrique Cadenas, Prof. Giovanni Mann and myself, and co-sponsored by the Oxygen Club of California (OCC). Notably, the Siena ECR Meeting significantly promoted the training and careers of our young researchers. In addition, the series of SFRR-E webinars, excellently organized by Prof. Michael Davies, Prof. Daniela Caporossi and Dr. Niki Chondrogianni, served to maintain vibrant scientific discussions within the society during the long period of the COVID pandemic.
I would like to highlight the substantial sponsorship that our Society receives from Elsevier and the Oxygen Club of California. This sponsorship underpins our activities and especially our Annual Meetings. In addition, I would like to thank the additional sponsors of our meetings.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Prof. Clare Hawkins for her excellent work as General Secretary, who together with the valuable help of our Assistant Secretary Mr. Rodrigo Ribes has coordinated all Calls and evaluation procedures for our Annual Award Lectures and symposia. In particular, I would like to thank them for coordinating the Calls for SFRR-E/OCC Fellowships that strongly promote the scientific career of our Early Career Researchers. In this regard, the ECR subcommittee, actively led by Carmen Veith and Andjelika Kalezic, constitutes a perfect forum to stimulate the scientific training and exchange among young researchers and senior mentors.
Finally, I do hope that the Ukrainian war will be over soon, as peace is always a priority and essential for enjoying life and science.
All the best for the new year and looking forward to seeing you in Vienna in June 2023,
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE SFRR-E ?
- Substantial publication discounts for Redox Biology and Free Radical Biology & Medicine.
- Reduced subscription rates for Free Radical Biology & Medicine (payable with annual membership fee).
- Reduced registration rates for participation in SFRR-E conferences.
- Reduced registration rates for participation in SFRR International conferences, and those of SfRBM and other SFRR regional Societies.
- Support for young scientists to attend SFRR-E annual conferences and other international meetings.
- Opportunity to apply for Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fellowships and schemes to promote international lab exchange visits.
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