ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2022

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Conference Programme:


Ing. Stacy Hammond, Ph.D. – Researcher (Crop Research Institute, Prague) and Coordinator for the European Regional Unit of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)

As a young Researcher at the division of Plant Physiology and Cryobiology (CRI) Prague, Stacy puts into practice the knowledge and skills obtained within her studies and feels as though she contributes to society by saving plant biodiversity for the present and future generations through the cryobanking of endangered species. Her work entails developing new in vitro techniques that ensure the safe storage of crops such as garlic, shallots, potatoes, raspberries, and many others that you would never think are in danger of becoming extinct! While at the same time working with an international movement such as YPARD which has the mission to enable and empower young agricultural leaders to shape sustainable food systems. She also considers this a dream job! Here she not only gets to work on something she believes in but also gets to contribute to making a difference in the way young people perceive agriculture as a career path. Her work at YPARD revolves around creating a space for young agricultural professionals to have active participation (in all agricultural related events), to be given a voice that ensures that the decisions being made are by youth for youth in agriculture and opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.

Associate Professor Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ph.D.
 - Group leader of Biogas Research Team (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague).

He is the founder of Biogas Research Team and its Group Leader. He deals not only with aspects related to biogas, but also with waste management issues in general. Assoc. Prof. Hynek Roubík participated in numerous research and development projects throughout the world as project leader or expert (i.e. Czechia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and others). He does research especially in Waste Management, Environmental and Ecological Engineering and is an editorial board member of several journals. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed (indexed) research papers. He is also editor or associate editor in several scientific journals. He worked as an expert on demand for several organizations, such as the UNDP or the European Commission. He is a member of the Research, Development and Innovation Council (R&D&I Council) of Czechia, which is a professional and consultancy body of the Government of the Czechia in the field of research, experimental development, and innovation. In addition, he is the second youngest member of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Bioeconomy platform of Czechia and was appointed as one of the youngest associate professors in Czechia.




Guidelines for Oral presentations:

Please prepare a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation (.pptx) and be ready for a follow-up 5-minute question round. If you have made any changes to your submitted presentation, please bring a USB flash disk (no external hard drives). You will be allowed to upload the new version before your presentation (during the 10 minutes before your session at the latest).

The Oral Sessions will take place in lecture or seminar rooms of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (building MCEVII) on the CZU campus. There will be approximately four oral presentations per session. You will have a chance to compete for a financial prize with the other oral presenters in your subtheme. The ELLS Scientific Students Conference will have several parallel Oral, Poster and Campfire sessions. Your oral presentation will be scheduled under one of the 1-hour slots for oral sessions of the subtheme you chose. The specific time is on the Session Schedule below (available as PDF at the bottom of the page). There is no option to make any changes to the times in the session schedule.

Guidelines for Posters:

Please prepare, print and bring with you a presentation of your scientific work on an A1 format poster (594 × 841 mm). Posters have to be printed by the presenters themselves. There will not be a chance to print them on the spot during the conference. A poster requires a combination of text and graphics based on your specific topic and the presented scientific work.

You will be able to hang your printed poster on designated areas for your poster session upon arriving for registration at CZU Prague. The posters will be grouped by the various subthemes and will be hanging as a gallery during the whole time of the conference. Conference participants will browse through the poster gallery and study the information on the posters.

The Poster Sessions will take place in hallways on different floors of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences on the CZU campus (building MCEVII).

During the 50-minute poster session, you will have an 8-minute poster pitch of your work and about 2-5 minutes for a follow-up question round. There will be approximately five poster presentations per session. You have a chance to compete for a financial prize with the other poster presenters in your subtheme. Your poster presentation will be scheduled under one of the 50-minute slots for poster sessions of the subtheme you chose. The specific time is on the Session Schedule below (available as PDF at the bottom of the page). There is no option to make any changes to the times in the session schedule.

The ELLS Scientific Students Conference will have several parallel Oral, Poster and newly also Campfire sessions. There will be no option to watch the presentations online.

Campfire sessions are designed to create a relaxed environment and to stimulate storytelling over a 50-minute session focused on one of the subthemes. Each SSC subtheme (11) will have a campfire session that will be facilitated by the Subtheme chair (an expert in the field of study) and an experienced PhD student in the field. Both the chair and the PhD student will share their story and experience with becoming a researcher in that particular area. Students will have a chance to pose questions, discuss the topic openly and network with other future researchers in the same field of study. 


What is the ELLS Scientific Student Conference?

The ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2022 will take place on the 23rd and 24th of September.

Every year, the Euroleague for Life Sciences invites students from ELLS and ELLS-partner universities to participate in the Scientific Student Conference (SSC). This year's main theme is The Interconnectedness of Things: A Path Towards Sustainable Solutions. The two-day frame of the SSC is an excellent opportunity for students to feel the flair of a scientific conference and get to know many different people - students and teachers - from various fields and universities. Students can either present their scientific work in the form of a poster session or an oral session. Within the poster sessions, students will present their work as a poster. In the oral session, students will give a presentation and answer questions about their research. Students will get constructive feedback on their presentation and work from peers and experts and might even win a prize.





What are the Subthemes of the Scientific Student Conference 2022?



How to get to Prague? 

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, is easily accessible by train, bus or plane. 

The best option how to get around Prague is by public transport (metro, tram or bus). Prague has an extensive public transport network that is rated as one of the best and most reliable in Europe. The connections can be found at idos.cz

Buy tickets and passes at self-service machines in metro stations or in person at many (but not all) newspaper kiosks. Ticket machines take both cash and debit/credit cards. Many trams are equipped with automated ticket machines, which allow for the purchase of tickets and passes with a contactless debit/credit card. Make sure to validate it before you enter the public transport.

  • By train

Three European railway corridors intersect in Prague. The city´s primary train stain is the Prague Main Railway Station (Prague 2, Wilsonova Street; metro line C, Hlavní nádraží station). The second international train station is Prague Holešovice (Prague 7, Partyzánská Street; metro line C, Nádraží Holešovice Station). 

Czech Railways is the largest national carrier in the Czech Republic, other major operators include RegioJet and LeoExpress.

Train connection information (non-stop): tel: +420 221 111 122

  • By bus

The central bus station in Prague is Prague Florenc Bus Station (Prague 8, Křižíkova Street; metro lines B and C, Florenc Station). 

The largerst carriers are RegioJetFlixBusEurolines and Leo Express.

  • By car

A dense network of roads leads to Prague, which are linked together by the Prague ring road (D0) in Prague. The ring road also handles transit traffic from the D1, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D10 and D11 motorways.

Motorway tolls are collected in the form of a motorway vignette

  • By plane

The largest and and best-connected airport is located approximately 15 km away from Prague´s city centre: Václav Havel Airport Prague

There are numerous low-cost airlines that fly directly to Prague from most cities in Europe. Here are few options: Wizz AirRyanairEasyJet.

You can watch a video how to get from the airport to the city centre and how to buy a ticket here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57WeRN0Nrb4.


How to get to CZU?

The Václav Havel Airport is located northwest of the city centre. You can make your way to our university from the airport using public transport or a taxi. A public transport ticket costs 40 CZK. It can be bought easily by card at the ticket machine in front of the airport terminal. The ticket is valid for transfers to all public transport in Prague (buses, trams, metro, some trains in Prague and the cable car to Petřín hill) for 90 minutes (see details on the ticket). From the Václav Havel Airport, take bus 119, which will take you to the Metro A Veleslavín station. From the Veleslavín station, take the metro two stations towards Skalka/Depo Hostivař all the way to the Metro A Dejvická station. From there, using the same ticket you purchased for the first bus ride, get on bus 107 (heading to Suchdol) or 147 (heading to Výhledy). Both stop at Zemědělská univerzita. The bus ride takes around 12 minutes. 

Address: Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha Suchdol

GPS: 50.1302992N, 14.3734044E

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