EAFP Students

Science is teamwork and the EAFP student and early career researcher’s group facilitates young scientist to become a member of the team

Hey there! Have you heard of the European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP)? We’re thrilled to be part of this fantastic organization that connects researchers from over 49 countries who are working in the field of fish and shellfish diseases and host-pathogen interactions.

As early career scientists ourselves, we know how tough it can be to make connections and get ahead in our field. That’s why we, Thora Lieke and Karolina Duk, are the student representatives of the EAFP’s student and early career researcher’s group. But it’s not about the individual – the EAFP student representatives are all about collaboration. Our goal is to help other young scientists become members of the EAFP family and feel at home within the organization.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We strive to connect researchers, exchange information about upcoming workshops, internships, and open positions, and provide support and promote each other’s work on social media platforms. From sharing the latest publications over pep-talk after a rejection or a failed experiment, to funny or relatable everyday lab experiences, we’re building a supportive community to create a positive work environment and valuable research.

If you’re an early career scientist looking to make connections and get ahead in the field of fish and shellfish diseases and host-pathogen interactions, we’re here to help. Join the EAFP student members, connect with us on Twitter @EAFPstudents or reach out to us directly via students@eafp.org. Let’s work together to make a difference in our field!