Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to register to the 15th EMBL International PhD Symposium. Register within the next two weeks for the early bird registration fee!

The Symposium is annually organised by first-year PhD students at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, for fellow students and researchers around the world.  This year, the theme will be ‘Competition in Biology‘.  It will take place on November 21st – 23rd in the historical town of Heidelberg, Germany.

Competition is fundamental to the life sciences at all levels.  Transcription factors compete to bind DNA elements, substrates and inhibitors compete to bind enzymes, whilst unicellular organisms compete for limited resources within their environment.  Pathologies, such as viral infections or diseases such as cancer are also a fight against the host.

Our Symposium is therefore very timely: it will bring together world-leading scientists and students to talk about their work on biological competition from the molecular level all the way to the systems and community level.  Disease areas such as cancer and influenza will also be covered.  The event will be a platform for young researchers to network, but also to present their work as a poster or a short talk.

To keep with the spirit of competition, participants can compete for a limited number of travel grants to attend our event!

You can find more information and register on our website.  You can also get in touch with us on facebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

We hope to see you in Heidelberg in November!

Best wishes from the Symposium Organising Committee

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