Young Researchers’ Committee


The main objectives of the Young Researchers’ Committee (YRC) are to encourage the professional development of young researchers, promoting their participation and visibility at all scientific levels, to channel their own initiatives and organise activities dedicated to them which are useful for their training and their future as independent scientists. The Young Researchers’ Committee enjoys the support of the senior members of the SENC for one of their star activities: the Mentor Programme.



To coordinate the Mentor Programme for young SENC researchers.


To organise the Professional Development Session (for both trainers and students) as a satellite activity at the SENC Biennial Conferences.


To select the recipients of grants for attendance at FENS conferences in Europe and SFN conferences in the USA (for both trainers and students), among others.


To publicise activities, conferences, awards, grants, offers of employment, etc., which might be of interest to young members, which can be followed on Twitter: @JovInvest_SENC.


To channel initiatives of the SENC members led by young researchers or directed to them SENC Biennial Conference.

Current Young Researchers Committee (YRC) 

Ángel Acebes

Head – Member of SENC
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine
University of La Laguna. Tenerife


Paula Rodríguez

PreDoc estudent. Veterinary University.
University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo

Lola Ganfornina

Treasurer of SENC
Institute of Molecular and Genetics Biology
University of Valladolid

Sergio Valbuena

Laboratory of Pico Caroni
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basilea, Suiza


David Díaz

Olympus Prize for Young Researchers 2019 
Postdoctoral Investigator
University of Salamanca, Salamanca

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