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LMB-GGNB Graduate Life Sciences Symposium (10 -12 July 2019)

The “LMB-GGNB Graduate Life Sciences Symposium 2019” is showcasing cutting-edge research from across the Life Sciences, held jointly by graduate students at the MRC-LMB Cambridge, UK and this year’s partner institute, the Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).

As a fully student-organized symposium, the organisers aim to facilitate interactions between students and scientists to help progress their scientific careers. The symposium provides many opportunities for scientific discussion and networking with speakers, including an interactive workshop on collaborating in scientific research. There will also be a range of informal networking events such as a drinks reception, pub night, catered lunches and coffee breaks, organized punting, and a formal dinner at Peterhouse. Additionally, students will have the chance to communicate their research during a poster session and a student thesis competition.

The keynote speakers include Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz and the LMB’s newest Nobel Laureate, Sir Gregory Winter. A highly interesting panel of other speakers from various fields in Life Science Research makes the Symposium a great opportunity to also experience outside the box impressions away from your own PhD-research specialization. If you are interested, follow on twitter (@GsaLmbSymposium) or find more information on the official homepage (https://www3.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/sites/gsasymposium/).

The GGNB offers a limited number of travel grants of up to 500 € to GGNB doctoral students presenting a poster about their research at the meeting. Applications for travel grants to participate in the LMB-GGNB Graduate Life Sciences Symposium 2019 should addressed to the GGNB Office (ggnb@gwdg.de) by using the travel grant application form available on the internal GGNB website. The deadline for travel grant applications: Friday, May 31st, 2019.