Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 31 Aug - 9 Sep 2014
Deadlines Application closed
Online Registration unavailable until 24 January 2017

Please note that our online payment system is down due to maintenance and will be reopened by Tuesday 24 January.
Registration is still possible for those that choose to pay later.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Motivation Letter Submission

The course is limited to 26 participants. For selection purposes you are required to submit a letter of motivation.

You can submit your motivation letter using the same account you use to apply.

The motivation letter submission link will be found in the confirmation page/ e-mail you will receive when registering.


            • Explain why you would like to attend, including what you can contribute and how you think you will benefit from the course.

            • Include a brief description of your current research project, relevant skills, and future plans.

            • Describe how you expect to make use of skills obtained during the course.

You will also need to submit a brief scientific CV.  Please send this to Gwen Sanderson

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