- Accommodation (5 nights) in shared room
- Meals (apart from free evenings)
- Reception Dinner and Gala Dinner
Accepted participants should pay by bank transfer to NOVA.ID.FCT. Contact the course admin for payment details, invoices and receipts.
Participants should ideally be cancer researchers actively using high-throughput sequencing in their projects. Namely, they should already have some experience in using bioinformatics tools, such as the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data to detect mutations in gene panels, whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing. Preference will be given to PhD students and early postdocs. Care will be taken to maintain gender balance and diversity of country of origin. Up to 4 travel grants will be offered for participants coming from eligible countries according to EMBO guidelines.
Applicants should submit a short abstract of your most relevant projet, a brief CV with academic background and technical capacities (eg. bioinformatics experience, particularly with tools relevant for the content of the course) and a motivation letter (1 page maximum) stating why you think you’re a good fit for the course, and how you think attending the course will benefit your research. An optional reference letter is favorably considered, particularly for students.
Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page, and should demonstrate that the participant is working in a topic relevant for this course. Particularly, it should include the use of high throughput sequencing in the study of human diseases such as cancer. Ideally, it should be a project which would clearly benefit by integrating information from cellular heterogeneity and evolution.
Physical poster is optional. Poster size can be up to Standard A0 (84.1cm x 118.9cm). Posters will be on display for the full duration of the course. Participants will have a specific time slot to briefly introduce their project to everybody and sufficient time will be given throughout the course to enable deeper discussion of specifics of your project with lecturers and other participants.
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.