Join the EMBL PhD Symposium with a travel grant from EMBL Australia


Australian PhD students in the life sciences are invited to apply for one of 20 travel grants to attend the 15th EMBL PhD Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany.

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The Symposium brings together fellow students from around the world for a three-day series of talks by leading experts but also by students themselves. It’s an opportunity to make connections with students from around the world and get new insight into your own research direction.

The program is organised each year by first-year PhD students at EMBL, and includes networking opportunities, poster sessions and workshops with experts.

This year’s program has been announced, with talks and presentations on the theme “Competition in Biology – The Race for Survival from Molecules to Systems”: From enzyme catalysis to ecosystems dynamics, biology is riddled with competition. DNA sequences compete for transcription factor binding to be expressed, cells in communities often compete for resources, pathogens compete against host immune systems, and on a larger scale, organisms compete against each other for limited resources in their environment.

Find out who is speaking at this year’s conference, or get more details and an online application form.

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