2021 EMBL Australia PhD Course applications are now closed.

Get a headstart on your research by attending the 7th EMBL Australia PhD Course in Melbourne.

This special edition, one-week 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

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 and international scientists.

First and second-year PhD students from around Australia are invited to apply. As the course was cancelled in 2020, third year students are invited to apply for the 2021 course

The course will take place from 22 to 26 November 2021, (arrival on 21 November) at Monash University. There is no fee to attend and EMBL Australia will provide accommodation in Melbourne, as well as most meals.

Applications HAVE NOW CLOSED

Research areas covered will include:

  • Structural and synthetic biology
  • Drug discovery and translation
  • Genomics and artificial intelligence
  • Regeneration and biomedical engineering
  • Microscopy and molecular

Further topics covered include:

  • Social media and the life sciences
  • Science integrity
  • Intellectual property
  • Publishing
  • Careers outside of academia
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • The course also includes visits to research facilities on site.

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Please direct any queries to: student.admin@emblaustralia.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of the EMBL Australia PhD Course and share your brand with PhD students in the life sciences community from across Australia.

Sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to suit your organisation’s unique marketing needs, and options include sponsoring a workshop, dinner, poster event, student accommodation, travel for keynote speakers, and more.

Please get in touch with us for more information.