The 8th Annual EMBL Australia PhD Course will be hosted at the Australian National University in Canberra, from 20th November to 1st December, 2023.

Applications details to be announced.


EMBL Australia is excited to be offering a two-week long training course for first and second year PhD Students from around Australia.  For the first time, the course will be hosted by The John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.

This course is modelled on the pre-doc training program at the prestigious European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and it covers the latest ideas and advances in molecular biology and the life sciences.

Applications will open in March, and applicants will be notified of the outcome in July/August. A letter from your supervising professor will be required to validate your application.

There will be multiple keynote speakers throughout the course, with a special welcome from Prof. James Whisstock (Scientific Head of EMBL Australia). Daily sessions comprise both lectures and practical workshops and are hosted by leading Australian scientists. More information about the program will be available shortly.

Accommodation and meals will be covered during the course. The course is free of charge to attend, however students must arrange their own travel.

Not sure what to expect? Read about previous years’ courses here. 

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