Two life sciences grants were awarded to allow young scientists to present their findings at the 12th SCAR Biology Symposium in Leuven in July 2017. Jose Seco delivered a talk entitled "Trace metals in Antarctic Krill Euphausia superba: Does sex matter?" while Hiroshi Yamasaki presented a poster entitled "Kinorhynchs in Antarctica and surrounding area". We hope the week has been fruitful to them! Congratulations.