Applications for the 8th Annual EMBL Australia PhD Course are now closed.

EMBL Australia is excited to be offering a two-week long training course for first and second year PhD Students from around Australia.  By popular demand, the course will be returning to 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.

Places are limited. Applications undergo a blind, competitive selection process.

About this year’s course

The course is jam packed with a number of different seminars & lectures from leading researchers, training workshops and networking opportunities, including:

Plus a Three Minute Thesis Competition & Poster Session, and dedicated science communications lectures, and a career progression panel.

How to apply:

Applications for this year’s course are closed. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of application details for next year’s course.


There is no charge to attend the course.  Accommodation and most meals are included during the course, however students must book and fund travel to attend the course.

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

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We’re looking for sponsors!

EMBL Australia is proud of offer a wide variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Our industry sponsorships cater to companies wishing to increase brand awareness, establish new relationships, generate direct sales and build the company’s reputation as  a leader in the provision of scientific services and/or products.

Educationally aligned organisations such as universities and government organisations are also able to  purchase sponsorships. 

For more information, and to learn more about our sponsorship packages available, please contact