Young Investigator PhD Course 2013
2 - 7 December 2013, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Registration deadline 21 June 2013
Organized by EMBO Young Investigators, this PhD course provides students working in the Young Investigators' labs with a broad overview of the biological sciences alongside training in skills required for a scientific career. The international scientific experience of the course organizers and the diversity of both teachers and participants – in terms of scientific interest and nationality – help shape the students' future perspectives.
A major focus is on soft-skills including training in scientific writing and communicating science to a lay-audience. Participants have the chance to practice presenting a poster and giving a short talk, receiving constructive feedback on their talks. An intensive training session provides the opportunity to further improve presentation skills. Practical exercises on grant proposals and reviewing papers are included in the programme, as well as scientific lectures.
The draft programme can be downloaded from the "downloads section", along with information for students outlining each component of the course in more detail.
Students must be in an EMBO Young Investigator or Installation Grantee lab to apply. Applications from group members of former Young Investigators and Installation Grantees are welcome. Applicants in their second to fourth year of their PhD will be given priority (participation is limited to 36 students).
Please note, EMBO covers course participation, accommodation and meals. Individual participants (or their labs) must cover travel costs.