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EMBO Practical Course

Breathless microbes: Techniques and theory in anaerobic microbiology

01 – 05 July 2019 | Wageningen, Netherlands

  • Registration Deadline
  • 8 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 8 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 6 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 3 June 2019

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About the Practical Course

Anaerobic microbiology is a key research field to address present and future challenges in industry and society. Anaerobic microbes turn waste products into biogas and biofuels, they are responsible for many steps in the elemental C-, N- and S-cycles and they form the human and animal’s gut microbiomes. In this EMBO Practical Course we will acquaint you with relevant theoretical background on the topic but, most importantly, hands-on experiments with high and low tech equipment. Our objective is that participants of this course will be able to implement anaerobic microbiology techniques to laboratories that have not previously been working with anaerobes.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 8 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 8 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 6 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 3 June 2019



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in double room
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks)
  • Course dinner


The participants who are selected will receive an email with a payment link.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to PhD students and postdocs who will be able to apply anaerobic techniques to their currently running project. Other criteria will be previous experience, relevance of the workshop for their future career prospects, the motivation letter and the letter of reference.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should describe your current research project, or a prospective future research project applying anoxic techniques. Max 200 words.

Poster specifications

The poster should be portrait format and adequately sized (e.g. A0 format, 841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 in).

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Dr. Francisca Maalcke-Luesken




Futurum Building

Stippeneng 2,

Building #115,

6708 WE Wageningen,

The Netherlands


Hotel de Wageningsche Berg

Generaal Foulkesweg 96

6703 DS Wageningen

The Netherlands

The rooms will be booked from Sunday 30 June until Saturday 6 July.


Transfer between the hotel and the course venue can be by walking, rental bike or public transport.

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