ISCOMS is one of the world’s leading international (bio)medical student congresses. This year we will welcome three renowned keynote speakers. Our first keynote speaker will be Prof. Stefan W. Hell PhD, who was awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 2014 for developing super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Secondly, we will have Prof. Cisca Wijmenga PhD, a Dutch researcher from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). She won the Spinoza prize in 2015 for her research on the role of human genetics in coeliac disease. Our third speaker will be Prof. James D. Weiland PhD. His research interests include retinal prostheses, neural prostheses, electrode technology, visual evoked responses, implantable electrical systems and wearable visual aids for the blind.

On top of this it will be possible to attend interesting lectures, student presentations and interactive workshops to extend their knowledge on the latest (bio)medical research. Besides the scientific programme, we provide an extensive social programme, which includes a city tour, a formal dinner and the World Wide ISCOMS Night party.

The 23rd edition of ISCOMS will take place from the 7th until the 10th  of June 2016 in the UMCG in Groningen, the Netherlands. Last year’s congress was a great success, with 634 participants attending from over 58 countries.

The registration for non-presenting participants will open on March 7th 2016.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could display the posters and forward this email to your students.

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Kind regards,

On behalf of the Board and Organising Committee of ISCOMS 2016

The International Contacts Committee