Jul. 03, 2013
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Horizons in Molecular Biology 2013

Exploring the Frontiers of Molecular Biology

  • Register now for the 10th anniversary of "Horizons" (picture taken by MPIbpc media service)Register now for the 10th anniversary of "Horizons" (picture taken by MPIbpc media service)

The "Horizons in Molecular Biology" symposium series aims at giving young researchers the opportunity of face to face contact with leading scientists in a stimulating cross-disciplinary environment. This year we are delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Horizons" in Göttingen, Germany, from September 9th-13th 2013 at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

Horizons is organized exclusively by PhD students and, as every year, gathers a unique collection of 23 leading scientists from various disciplines of molecular biology. The opening talk will be given by cell cycle researcher and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt. Learn more about memory formation from Erin Schuman, synaptic transmission from Erik Jorgensen, protein folding from Lasker Award winner Arthur Horwich, protein kinases from Tony Hunter or about novel cancer therapies from Erkki Ruoshlati.

This year's Horizons is focusing on important techniques in molecular biology. Listen to talks given by outstanding experts in NMR, X-ray crystallography, electron cryo-microscopy, mass spectronomy and biophotonics and join practical workshops by local experts from Göttingen (e.g. NMR by Christian Griesinger or STED microscopy by Stefan Hell).

Other career opportunities outside of academia are presented at the preceding Career Fair on September 9th. Learn how to raise money, how to write a non-rejectable paper, how to present yourself in a job interview or how to write your CV in workshops and talks. Further, a member of the Karolinska Institute will enlighten you how Nobel laureates are chosen!

Take the unique chance to network with the invited speakers and fellow doctoral students during the conference or the various laid-back social activities like the conference dinner and the party. Present your own work in posters or student talks!

The organizers are looking forward to welcoming you to an inspiring meeting!

Visit: www.horizons.uni-goettingen.de

Registration is open!



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