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 -

Before the meeting

Join the Pre-Meeting Scientific Activities (see full programe here:

Short-stays in research labs investigating on Down syndrome! (see the T21RS  “la Caixa” Programme for Young Investigators)

Spanish PIs welcome young investigators from abroad to perform short stays 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

Scientific Workshops

Researchers working in Spanish labs invite young investigators to a hands-on visit on 5th of June. This will allow young researchers to get familiar with the laboratory’s research and techniques. Interested researchers should have submitted an abstract as first author to the T21RS International Conference 2019.

Alzheimer Down Unit, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Tissue Engineering Unit, Center for Genomic Regulation
Cellular and Systems Neurobiology, Center for Genomic Regulation
Starlab Barcelona

During the meeting

Meet the Expert session

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 19:00 - 20:00

During 60-minute sessions, one plenary speaker will describe her research techniques and accomplishments 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 | 20:00 - 21:00

“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” session during the Science and Society Symposium

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. For more info click here.