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EMBO Practical Course

Breathless microbes: Life with no oxygen

20 – 24 June 2022 | Wageningen, Netherlands

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 22 April 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 22 April 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 6 May 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 3 June 2022

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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 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.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 22 April 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 22 April 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 6 May 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 3 June 2022



Registration includes:

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


The participants who are selected will receive an email from us 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 be max. 200 words long and describe your current research project, or a prospective future research project applying anoxic techniques.

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 & Registration Fee Waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers 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.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, as well as from EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. More information is available on the 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.






Aurora Building
Room: B-9242
Vijfde Polder 1, 6708 WC Wageningen
Wageningen University & Research


WICC Hotel

Lawickse Allee 9
6701 AN Wageningen
The Netherlands

The rooms will be booked from Sunday 19 June until Saturday 25 June.


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

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