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Young Investigator PhD Course 


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 2015 course will take place from 30 November - 5 December 2015.  An overview of the draft 2015 programme, including an outline of each module of the course, can be downloaded from the "downloads section". 



The deadline for applications to attend the 2015 course was Wednesday 1 July 2015, application is now closed and the course is full. Applications for the 2016 course will open in late spring 2016.


Travel & accommodation

Please note, participants (or their labs) must cover their own travel costs. For advice on travel to Heidelberg please see travel to EMBO. 


EMBO organises and covers the cost of participant accommodation on a shared-twin basis during the course and on the arrival /departure days either-side of the 6-days of teaching (i.e a two bed room shared with one other participant for 7 nights from 29.11.2015, departing 6.12.2015).



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Gerlind WallonGerlind Wallon
Deputy Director
Programme Manager
T. +49 6221 8891 112

Rachel CoulthardRachel Coulthard
T. + 49 6221 8891 110