Young scientists are a unique group of researchers within the academia world, as they are a constant stream of people that have innovative ideas and research, which can either support or challenge existing ways of thinking about the world around us. However, the majority of young scientists leave academia within three years of their research programme being completed. Consequently, and quite often not, many of these ideas and their research leaves as well, without the exposure they deserve. The annual IDRiM conference has given young scientists an opportunity to present their innovative research, through the ‘Young Scientist Session’. This specially arranged session is to give those who awardees who came in the top three of the YSS at the IDRiM annual conference, a chance to give a full academic style presentation.