Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 15 - 23 Mar 2015
Deadlines Application closed

Motivation Letter Submission

The course is limited to 20 participants. For selection purposes you are required to submit a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor in pdf format.

After you register you will receive the motivation letter link.  You can submit your motivation letter using the same account you use to apply. On the motivation letter link please enter in the text box your motivation to attend the course and upload the letter of recommendation from your supervisor (.pdf) To upload the file you have to click "Browse", attach the pdf, click "Add" and afterwards at the bottom of the page click "Continue" and then on the next page click "Save Changes".

Please add the file with your motivation text and not separately.
Any registration without a motivation letter and the document attached will not be considered for selection.
At the end of the registration period a selection will take place and the accepted participants will be asked to confirm their participation and pay the registration fee for the course.


  1. Give us information on your scientific career/training and any relevant skills, experience and qualifications which would be suitable for the course.
  2. Explain why you would like to attend, including what you can contribute and how you think you will benefit from the course.
  3. Include a brief description of your current research project and future plans.
  4. Include a brief statement on your particular interests with respect to microscopic methods or techniques.
  5. Describe how you expect to make use of skills obtained during the course.

It is important to realize, that with about 10 practicals running in parallel, we will assign three to each applicant, so that in depth training (two people per trainer per practical) will be possible. Whenever possible, we will take the interest of the candidates into account, but we also aim to expose every participant to biochemical as well as cell biological technologies, since this is within the spirit of the course to train concepts and limitations of different fluorescence technologies.

If you are only interested in learning one particular technique, this course will likely not be suitable for you.

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