The 2008 EMBL PhD Symposium held at EMBL Heidelberg from October 23rd to 25th calls for applications from PhD students and young scientists.
The symposium is the 10th in a series of very successful international conferences for young scientists, organized by PhD students of the European Molecular Biology Laboratroy - EMBL. The topic of this year's symposium is „Decision Making in Biology – Nature at the Crossroads". Four sessions will adress decisions at different levels of complexity, moving from cells to populations and from molecules to the animal mind. Confirmed Speakers include Nobel Prize Laureate Tim Hunt (Cambridge University), Baroness Susan Greenfield (Oxford University), Nenad Ban (ETH Zuerich) and Hans Schoeler (MPI Muenster). Beside excellent lectures, the symposium offers an interactive environment which is acclaimed by both the junior and the senior scientists.
Online registration closes 31st August, we strongly encourage submission of poster abstracts and applications for participant talks. The speakers will choose a poster prize winner. Registration fee is 100 Euros and includes accomodation and meals. Selected participants, e.g. the winner of the poster prize, are refunded their registration fee.
For further information about Heidelberg, the EMBL and the symposium itself, please visit the symposium website at "http: // phdsymposium.embl.org"
The PhD Student Symposium Organising Committee
This conference is supported by the European Commission's Marie Curie SCF (Series of Conferences & Training Courses) Action, under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).