Young Investigator Programme

The young investigator programme (YIP) is organized by the Education Committee. Young investigators are an integral part of the T21RS Conference and T21RS has installed a variety of measures to ensure that their participation is made as easy as possible. For more information, contact: Laura Videla -

Meet the Editor and Meet the Expert sessions

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 18:30 - 19:30 (sessions in parallel)

During 60-minute sessions, experts describe their research techniques and accomplishments or how to publish a paper in a high impact journal, in a personal context that offers participants a behind-the-scenes look at factors influencing their work.

Ethics in Down syndrome research session

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 19:30 - 20:30

“How should we study Down syndrome: pros and cons of mouse models and human iPSC’s”

Discussion lead by Tarik Haydar, with the participation of 3-4 panelists (TBA)

Participate in the “Meet the Scientist” Science & Society session

Patients, families and caregivers will be invited to discuss and ask questions to young researchers that will explain their research. For the researchers, especially the young investigators, it will be an opportunity to get to know individuals with Down syndrome and their families. link:

Visit a research lab investigating on Down syndrome!

Spanish PIs welcome young investigators from abroad to visit their labs around the dates of the T21RS Conference. This will allow young researchers to meet senior and junior scientists, get familiar with the laboratory’s research, facilities and techniques, to favor future exchanges and networking. For more info, click here.

Explore Down syndrome research labs in Barcelona: (see the T21RS  “la Caixa” Programme for Young Investigators)

For more info, click here.