Society for Free Radical Research - Europe

SFRR-E ECR Subcommittee

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Description and Mission Statement

In 2021, the Society for Free Radical Research - Europe (SFRR-E) founded the Early Career Researcher Subcommittee (ECR Subcommittee) to encourage an active participation of early-career investigators in various activities of the Society. ECR Subcommittee currently consists of 8 SFRR-E members under the age of 40 or less than 10 years after obtaining a Ph.D. 

The subcommittee aims to create a vibrant ECR community within the SFRR-E devoted to young investigators' education, visibility, and mobility. Building upon the core values of SFRR-E, the ECR Subcommittee aims to promote new ECR memberships and increase SFRR-E presence on social media platforms. 

To support training and education in redox research, the ECR Subcommittee will organize topic-specific seminar series, courses, and workshops aimed at young investigators to facilitate the dissemination of ideas, recent scientific discoveries, methodological breakthroughs, and technological advancements. In addition, the ECR Subcommittee will aim to bring together early-career and experienced investigators to provide guidance and support to the next generation of redox scientists. 

To increase the visibility of young investigators and promote research output, the ECR Subcommittee will create opportunities for science communication at the SFRR-E Annual Meetings, Summer Schools, Workshops, and Seminar Series through poster and oral communications, open discussions, and round tables. 

Additionally, the ECR Subcommittee will create open spaces and organize social events to stimulate networking, collaboration, exchange, and mentoring opportunities between young investigators and experts from different fields of redox research.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural round of SFRR-E / Oxygen Club of California (OCC) Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fellowships. 

Updates from the ECR committee - Join our Mentoring Program

Dear colleagues,

Earlier this year, the Society for Free Radical Research Europe has introduced a new subcommittee dedicated to early career researchers, the ECR Subcommittee. The Subcommittee aims to create a vibrant ECR community within the SFRR-E devoted to young investigators' education and visibility. To support the next generation of redox scientists, we are excited to inform you about the launch of the Mentoring Program organized by the ECR subcommittee.

The Mentoring Program aims to match a young scientist with a mentor who is already an established scientist in academic or industrial institutions. This program is open to ALL SFRR-E members and the success of this program relies on the support of ALL SFRR-E members.

Structure of the Program

The first round of the Mentor Program will run from 1st January 2023 to the 31st of December 2023. During this period, it is recommended that the mentor and mentee have six to eight meetings via online platforms (e.g. zoom) allocating between 40 to 60 minutes per meeting.

Mentor-mentee couples will be put together by the ECR subcommittee based on individual needs described by the mentees, and the experience and trajectory of the mentors. The number of mentor-mentee couples will depend on the number of ECR and experienced researchers that register for this program and are running on a first come, first serve basis. Registration closes on the 30th of November 2022.

If you are interested to join the program as a mentor, we invite you to complete the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WYX5NW

If you are interested to join the program as a mentee, we invite you to complete the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJXLPMN

Do you have additional question? Contact us via email: ecr@sfrr-europe.org.

What is in it for me?

As a mentor, the program will not only expose you to new ideas coming from younger researchers, but it will also enhance your leadership and coaching skills and it should ultimately help to develop and retain new talent within the Society and help us to create a legacy.

As a mentee, the program offers a unique opportunity to get advice from other senior scientists, that can provide you with an additional view point, advice and support, tailored to your own needs.

More information about the ECR Subcommittee can be found on the SFRR-E website (https://www.sfrr-europe.org/index.php/sfrre/ecr-early-career-researcher), while regular updates can be found on Twitter (@SFRR_Europe) and Instagram (@sfrr_ecr).

Hope to hear from you soon,
The ECR subcommittee


SFRR-EUROPE Early Career Researcher MEMBERS

  • Carmen Veith currently works at CureVac in Germany and her research interests are dysregulated redox signaling and NOX-dependent oxidant production in age-related lung diseases. 

  • Andjelika Kalezic works at the Institute for Biological Research "Sinisa Stankovic", University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her research focuses on redox-driven metabolic reprogramming in cancer.

  • Cristina Mas-Bargues currently works at the Department of Physiology, University of Valencia, Spain. Her research focuses on stem cell aging and oxidative stress.

  • Carlos Henriquez Olguin works in the August Krogh Section of Molecular Physiology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research focuses on molecular responses to cellular stress in skeletal muscle.

  • Eduardo works at BMI, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research interests include investigating the physicochemical aspects that modulate protein modification induced by oxidative insults.

  • Valeria Scalcon works at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy. Her research interests are thiol redox regulation and antioxidant bioactive molecules.

  • Paraskevi (Pari) Kritsiligkou works at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. Her research interests are focused on H2O2-mediated signalling, redox regulation, and organelle homeostasis.

  • Chinedu Egwu has a PhD in Pharmacology from Université Fédérale Toulouse, France. He is attached to laboratoire de chimie de coordination (LCC), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Pharmadev, Faculty of Pharmacy, UPS. He is also a lecturer in the college of medicine teaching. 
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