The YR2I association is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the YR2I congress which will be held on the 24th of May 2018 at IMAGINE’s auditorium (6th floor). The scientific committee invites you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentations. Furthermore, we are continuing the pictures contest. All abstracts and pictures must follow the instructions listed below and must be submitted by Monday the 9th of April at noon. 


Link for registration :


Abstract submission

During your subscription to the congress, you will be able to choose which session you would like to participate in.

For the scientific presentations (Oral and Posters), you will have to submit a scientific summary of your work (maximum 200 words in English). The abstract will be evaluated with the following criteria: Clarity, Writing style (Introduction, M&M, Results, Conclusion), Content and Scientific quality.


Oral presentations:

Present your work and findings on our main stage.

You will enlighten us during 10 minutes of presentation (English only), followed by 5 minutes of questioning by the jury.

The winner will be evaluated on the following criteria : clarity of speech; scientific methodology; answers to questions.

Keep in mind, you are presenting to people who are not necessarily specialists of your field.



Come to see my poster : We are keeping the dynamic way of presenting the poster ! You will give us a 1 minute pitch (no more!) on the main stage as an appetizer of what your poster consist on. You are allowed to use only one slide (and only one slide!), with the title of your research and a figure or a picture to illustrate your pitch. The oral pitch has to be done in English.

Poster presentation : During the poster session, the jury will come to evaluate your poster. You will have 2 minutes to present your work (English), followed by 4 minutes of questions and discussion with the jury (French or English). The poster has to be written in English.

We will evaluate the posters based on: clarity of speech; scientific methodology; answers to questions.


Picture contest

If you do a lot of microscopy and you feel like you see unique scenarios or if your gels have breathtaking features, then this one is for you!

Submit your picture to either the “funny picture” or the “scientific picture” contest and try to win the prize ! Do not forget to put a title for your picture. All picture without title would be disqualified.

Funny pictures: You can modify your original picture to do something funny!

Scientific pictures: The pictures must be not modify, the beauty of your original picture must speak for itself.

You can participate once in each of the two categories. Just let us know if you want to participate and in which category by indicating in the « object e-mail » and sending it to with your picture attached (best quality).

All pictures must be in image format: JPEG, TIFF, PNG or GIF. All other picture format would be disqualified.

The audience will judge the picture, so the most popular picture will get the prize!



The scientific committee is qualified to refuse any abstract that does not respect the submission rules.

You can participate to all categories at the same time, if desired so.

Attending the congress is free of charge (including lunch).

We look forward to see you there!