International Cooperation

ELLS Student Conference


The Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) and SGGW invite all students from ELLS universities to join the ELLS Scientific Student Conference. 

Engage with other students and disseminate your research related to the headline "Green (r)evolution: from molecules to ecosystems".



The ELLS Scientific Student Conference is a conference for students and young aspiring scientists to present their work, broaden their knowledge, and      experience scientific conferences and discussions. During this conference, students will be the ones that present their work. The best presenters will be awarded prizes. Several additional side events and social activities that foster networking and exchange amongst students and researchers will refine the event.


Further information will be published soon.


Molecule- includes all the smallest perspectives of life on earth, but also some of the most important. Changing the world starts with the smallest particles, the very beginning of all life. This subtheme includes subjects like chemistry, nanotechnology, microbiology, virology, and genetics.

Organism- is an individual; a human being, an animal, a plant, or maybe a robot? The organism is built up of smaller parts and operates on its own or within a community. This subtheme includes biology, medicine and health, chemistry, economy, engineering, food science, biotechnology, how the environment impacts the individual being.

Community- is the interaction between organisms, meaning anything from the interaction between a parasite and its host to human societies to robot-human interaction. This subtheme includes engineering, social sciences, economy, entrepreneurship, natural resource management, food and consumption, urban and rural development, agriculture and land use, forestry, food security, medicine and health.

Ecosystem- are interactions on a large scale, how all things in the world are dependent on each other and how even the smallest change can have the biggest impact. This subtheme includes environmental sciences, innovations and entrepreneurship, biology, geography and social studies, rural and urban development, natural resource management, engineering, forestry and agriculture, food security, medicine and health and epidemiology


BSc, MSc and first-year Ph.D. students (at the time of submission of the abstract) of universities affiliated to the ELLS network.



Step 1: Submit your abstract - Abstract Submission from April to mid-June 2021. We invite you to submit your abstract before June 18, 2021 (23:59 CEST). The best abstracts will be chosen and those students will be allowed to present their research in an oral presentation or poster presentation, including a poster pitch.

Step 2: Abstract review. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee (scientists from ELLS member Universities) in July 2021. Authors will be notified beginning of September whether their abstract has been accepted. Notification of the final assignment (oral presentation or poster presentation) will follow.

Step 3: Registration as presenter or audience member. After confirmation of your participation, you have to register for the conference via this website. Registration will open on September 1st. If you did not submit an abstract or if your abstract was rejected you may also participate as an audience member.



Participation fee: free of charge.

Prize money: The best oral and poster presentations per subtheme will receive prize money.

Technical information: The conference will be held virtually. We are currently in the reorganization process. Further information will be published soon.



Guidelines for Oral Presentations. The oral sessions will take place over 3 different time slots, which will be further divided into 4 parallel sessions. Allocation of your presentation will be sent by email to all presenters at the beginning of September. The presentation and discussion will be held via the video/web conferencing platform MS Teams. Oral presenters who have been selected to do an oral presentation will hold a 15-minutes presentation (max.). This is followed by a 5-minute discussion round. Students selected for the oral presentation are required to prepare a PowerPoint presentation (.ppt).

Guidelines for Poster Presentations. The poster sessions will take place over 3 different time slots, which will be further divided into 4 parallel sessions. Allocation of your presentation will be sent by email to all presenters at the beginning of September. The presentation and discussion will be held via the video/web conferencing platform MS Teams. Poster presenters who have been selected to do a poster presentation will present a 3-minute pitch presentation (max). This is followed by a 5-minute discussion round. Additionally, the conference platform will feature a virtual poster exhibition where the posters will be showcased. Students selected for the poster presentation are required to prepare a poster (with min. resolution 1080 x 1920 px; aspect ratio 9:16 ).



To present your work at the ELLS Scientific Student Conference “Green (r)evolution: from molecules to ecosystems” you will have to submit an abstract of your project. Abstract submission system. The conference is open for students from ELLS universities (Study program level BSc, MSc or first-year Ph.D.).


Please read this instruction very carefully before you submit it.

1. Sign up in the system:

2. Go to: Events (left menu) and ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2021


Title: Maximum 30 words are allowed. Use capital letters only when necessary.

Subtheme: Please allocate your abstract to a suitable subtheme that can be selected from a list in the submission form.

Justification: Please explain why your abstract fits the chosen sub-theme. Maximum 150 words are allowed.

Keywords: Between 3 and 5 keywords are required, describing your work.

Authors: Enter the name and surname of authors, a maximum of 5 authors are allowed. If there is more than one author, please be aware that only one person will be able to present during the conference. Choose who will present and who will attend the ELLS SSC 2021 as an audience member. All names will be published in the book of abstracts. If your work was created in collaboration with a teacher from your university you can write the name of your supervisor under Acknowledgements.

Acknowledgments: Type the name and surname of anyone who might have helped you with your work and abstract (eg. supervisor).

Abstract text: The text must be at least 195 words and cannot exceed 300 words, excluding the title and name(s) of author(s). Tables, graphics, photos etc. are not allowed.

Confirmation of the supervisor: Please upload a confirmation of your supervisor (university teacher) that they support your application (e-mail sufficient).

Presentation preferences: Please indicate your preference in this step. You can choose between "oral preferred" or "poster only". The Scientific Committee will decide upon the final division.



The Warsaw University of Life Sciences is one of the largest and the most prestigious universities in Poland. It educates nearly 18,000 students in 38 study programs (including 8 taught in English) - from veterinary medicine and landscape architecture, through economics and computer science, to tourism and dietetics. It employs 1,200 academic teachers and offers a modern campus and excellent learning conditions.

As befits a modern 21st-century university, the campus provides students with everything they need. On-campus in the heart of green Ursynów in Warsaw, you can live, study and spend time with friends. On-site you will find the cult Dziekanat club, a swimming pool, sports halls, playfields and indoor tennis courts, tempting green lawns, where on warm afternoons and evenings you can play badminton and integrate with fellow students while grilling or watching a movie displayed on the dorm wall!

At SGGW, you'll also meet friends for life. There are 4,000 places awaiting you in 14 well-equipped student houses. You can choose from 62 student groups, the University Sports Association, the Promni Folk Art Group, and the university choir. Because shared passion connects like nothing else!



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The Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) is a network of leading universities cooperating in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Animal Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

If you have general questions on the ELLS network, please contact the ELLS Secretary.