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Application and selection

The total number of course participants including speakers is limited to 75 (35 speakers/tutors and 30-40 students) to facilitate interactions with the experts and maximize training outcome. The target audience is PhD students and young postdoctoral fellows but applications from young senior scientists with experience in different areas will be considered though with lower priority.

Acceptance will be mostly on a first-come-first-served basis, but CVs and submitted poster abstracts, representation of different topics at the event, career stage, geographical distribution and gender balance will be taken into consideration.

How to apply

By the deadline of March 30, 2019:
    1. Complete a registration order through the "Register/Login" portal button on this website by entering your details on the registration form and choosing a payment method. You will receive an automated 'order received email' with preliminary instructions of how to pay (do not transfer the money untill you receive the final acceptance email), and a copy of the order in PDF
    2. During this process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf and zip) containing all supporting documents for your application:
      • for postdocs and PhD students, the name and address of your lab head/supervisor and letter of recommendation/support
      • a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 300 words)
      • a concise scientific CV (max 2 pages, no photo)
      • for applicants for FEBS Youth Travel Fund awards, your Constituent Society membership proof, age id and proof of status
    3. Submit your abstract via the 'My abstract' tab in the "Register/Login" portal: abstract submission is optional but recommended for selection to the course and networking at the event, and is mandatory for application for travel grants. See the Abstract section of the website for more details.

An 'order received e-mail' message with full instructions on how to pay is automatically sent to your inbox when you complete an order. Do not transfer the money untill you receive the final acceptance email:
 Notification on abstract assessment and final acceptance to the event will be made at a later stage. Selected participants will be notified to transfer the money and a final 'order confirmed e-mail' message will be sent to you when organizers received the fund and confirm your registration payment. For further details see Method of payment.

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, participants (also referred to as 'you') are entering an agreement with the Course Organizer(s), and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Registration fee
Local student - no accommodation335,00 €
Regular student - DESY Hostel475,00 €
Scientist - DESY Hostel single room765,00 €
The registration fee for regular students and scientists covers

  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Breakfast coupons and lunch meals, coffee, tea and refreshments during sesion breaks
  • Accommodation at the DESY Hostel, as set out on the Venue/Accommodation page
  • Name badge and printed materials
  • Certificate of attendance in exchange of the course questionaire
  • Welcome reception and catering during the poster sessions
For local students the fee does not cover breakfast and accommodation.
Please note that registration fees do not include VAT (course tax examption because of strong educational character).

Travel costs are not covered by the registration fee.

Methods of Payment

Payments must be made by bank transfer only. Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Your Name, Surname and Order ID must be indicated on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer. Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to info@biomolaction2019.febsevents.org.

Proof of payment must be received before the stated deadline!

If you do not receive an ‘order confirmed email’ within 10 business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact info@biomolaction2019.febsevents.org.

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to info@biomolaction2019.febsevents.org in writing / by email. For cancellation requests received on or before May 1st, 2018, the full payment, less bank charges, will be refunded; for cancellation requests received on and after May 1st, 2018, the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be made. No cash refunds will be made for the credit card payments in the case of cancellation.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before registering and booking travel for the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel for the Congress.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers reserve the right to modify the event programme, which is published as an indication only. 
In the event of cancellation of the event, at any time, as a result of any event of 'force majeure' or for other reasons that are beyond the control of the Course Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded by the Course Organizers but neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, financial losses, etc.

Disclaimer and ‘force majeure’

Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be responsible for any bodily injury/death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event, unless such damages are a direct result of the negligent or unlawful act or omission thereof.
In any event, neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages in the event of bodily injury/death, property damage, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of ‘force majeure’.  ‘Force majeure’ (or ‘Act of God’) reasons include but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks, fire and closure of airports or airspace.

Governing law

Any legal dispute resulting from the accepted terms and conditions will be subject to the law of Germany.


  • Applications Opening
    January 1st, 2019
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    March 14, 2019
  • Applications closing
    March 30, 2019
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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