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We are currently in the process of sending around the notification about application acceptance. Keep an eye on your mailbox!

Sponsorship opportunities

Interested in advertising your company to young researchers from all around the world? We are currently offering a number of very interesting sponsorship packages! Follow this link for more information.

PhD Symposium Writing Prize

... for those who have a good story to tell and are willing to share it. Keep in mind that the winning piece will be awarded with 1.000 € and read in front of the entire symposium's audience! Interested?




Before registering for this event you will be requested to set up a conference account in the EMBL events' database. With this login (e-mail + password) you will be able to register in the future for other EMBL conferences or courses.


Note: The registration fees DO NOT include accommodation.

Registration fees:

From April the 1st, 2009 (regular fee):
Academia - Eur 150.00
Industry - Eur 300.00

Please, DO NOT effect payment until you have received confirmation that you have been selected for the conference.


In order to encourage participation of PhD students worldwide, the symposium committee proposes stipends for the registration fee for about 10% of the participants. This selection will be based on Merit-cum-Means. However, this stipend can only be applied for after the participant has been accepted to attend the conference.

Abstract Submission

Note: Applications with an abstract submission will be given the first priority and applications without an abstract submission must include a motivation letter in order to be considered.

The abstract submission link will be found in the confirmation page/ e-mail you will receive after registration. We accept only online submission of abstracts.

The abstract submission deadline is the 25th of August, 2009.

Before submitting please take into consideration :