This travel grant is suspended for 2021 as the EMBL PhD Symposium will be held virtually this year, and due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions on international travel to and from Australia.


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 2021 theme is ‘Big Picture: Zooming into Life’, and planning is underway for a virtual event. The symposium will depict a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches that bear great potential in explicitly defining and successfully resolving complex biological problems. The program includes 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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