APECS Belgium Board renewed!


Being early career scientist organizations APECS and APECS Belgium are subject to constant change with respect to the people involved. At some point, often sooner than later, highly motivated and active members step down and leave gaps. Read further on what this means for us.



Aiding polar research, from the eye of a data scientist

Although polar week is over, #PolarWorld never ends.


“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge” — John Naisbitt


Immense amount of data were generated and published by polar researchers. What do we data scientists do about it, without going to polar regions?

Read further for some insights shared by Yi-Ming Gan from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

POLAR18 Abstract fee waiver

Planning to go to Switzerland next year? Abstract submission for the big POLAR2018 conference is open since a couple of days.

Short on funds? The organizers offer some abstract fee waivers, but you have to apply before the end of the abstract submission period! Find all info here.


Job offer for scientist/curator in the BCCM/ULC collection of cyanobacteria

Last application date : 10/09/2017
Department : Life Sciences
Contract: Limited duration
Degree : Master degree in Sciences: Biology, or a discipline that is declared admissible by the
selection committee, or an equivalent degree
Occupancy rate : 100%
Vacancy Type: Research staff

The ULC collection is one of 7 decentralized biological resource centers integrated within the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM) (http://bccm.belspo.be/). The consortium with complementary expertise offers high quality microbial and genetic
resources as well as a broad-ranging service portfolio and scientific expertise for industry and academia. BCCM runs a multi-site ISO 9001 quality management system. The ULC collection is specialised in cyanobacteria (http://bccm.belspo.be/about-us/bccm-ulc), with a majority of Antarctic, Arctic and Siberian strains.

For more details on the position and how to apply get in touch with Dr. Annick Wilmotte
awilmotte <at> ulg.ac.be

APECS Workshop at SCARBio17

One day ahead of the recent 2017 SCAR Biology Symposium, APECS organized an early career scientist workshop for conference participants (and anyone else interested). Lovely weather, sci-comm, fabulous guests, … read further for some impressions.