Watch this space for updates on the 2021 EMBL PhD Symposium

About the symposium

The symposium is an annual event, organised by first-year PhD students at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. It brings together fellow students from around the world for a three-day series of talks by leading experts and by students themselves. It’s an opportunity to make connections with international scientists and get new insight into your own research direction.

The 2020 theme was ‘The Roaring 20s: A New Decade for Life Sciences’. The symposium depicted a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches that bear great potential in explicitly defining and successfully resolving complex biological problems. The program included networking opportunities, poster sessions and workshops with experts.

Updated information on the EMBL PhD Symposium and speakers will be posted here


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