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The 28th edition of ISCOMS will take place from the 8th until the 10th of June 2021. ISCOMS is one of the world’s leading student congresses in the field of (bio)medical sciences. Last year’s congress was an enormous success with participants attending from all over the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were challenged to organise the first digital edition of ISCOMS. We are confident that this year ISCOMS 2021 will be an even greater success!   

The programme of the congress consists of a pre-course on improving your research skills and three congress days. During the three congress days, ISCOMS offers students the opportunity to present their research at a digital international platform. On top of all this, students can take part in interactive workshops. On the last day of the congress a living donor liver transplantation from an adult to a child will be shown and explained by one of the top surgeons of the UMCG.       

Furthermore, during the congress there will be several keynote lectures from world renowned speakers including Lasker award winner 2016 and Nobel Prize winner 2019, Professor Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe MD who will give a lecture about his research on oxygen sensing within cells. As well as  Professor Ellen Roche PhD, her research focuses on applying innovative technologies to the development of cardiac devices.       

The second day of the congress will have the day theme nutrition. During this day, several workshops, presentations and the keynote lectures will be connected to this theme. For example, nutrition specialist Professor Jaap Seidell will give a lecture about chronic diseases of affluence such as obesity and diabetes and their prevention with nutrition. In the afternoon, virologist Professor Marion Koopmans will be talking about foodborne viruses and the prevention and control of viral outbreaks.      

On top of all this, ongress will host an exciting online social programme to give participants a chance to broaden their networks and get to know each other!       

The registration for non-presenting participants is open now!      

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Also, feel free to visit website or watch the ISCOMS 2021 trailer.     


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