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 programme from 2013 can be downloaded from the "downloads section", along with information for students outlining each component of the course in more detail.
Dates for the 2014 course will be announced soon.
Participation is limited to 36 students. Registration for the 2014 course will be announced to EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees in spring 2014.
Please note, EMBO covers course participation, accommodation and meals. Individual participants (or their labs) must cover travel costs.