15th Horizons in Molecular Biology

15th Horizons in Molecular Biology

An International Scientific Conference from PhD students for PhD students

Fifteen years ago, Horizons in Molecular Biology symposium was conceived by the graduate students of International Max Planck Research School in Molecular Biology to widen their own horizons beyond the rut of classes and lab work. Ever since, Horizons has grown from a humble idea to one of the most sought-after events in Göttingen and Germany. Horizons aims to bridge the gap between young scientists and experienced researchers by promoting them to engage in a productive dialog and exchange information. This year, we have planned four exhilarating days of presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, and workshops aimed to inform, inspire and pique the interest of the young, scientific mind. One could describe Horizons as a platform built to facilitate interactions between participants and speakers! We therefore invite you to engage with our roster of distinguished speakers from diverse fields of work during their presentation or even over a cup of coffee. Do not miss this opportunity to network with your favourite speakers and participants from around the world. Should you require an introduction, we are glad to help you!

From academia to far and beyond! Our Career Fair is specially tailored to meet the needs and expectations of a budding researcher. In addition to our informative talks and educational workshops, we also have a ‘Speed Dating’ event where you can gain valuable insights from the diverse speakers in a personalized and informal setting. Make sure to sign up for this unique experience! The life of a PhD student can be full of many rewarding moments driven by curiosity and hardships. However, in the journey towards a PhD, the highs are often fraught with disheartening lows too. Being all too familiar with the experience, we thought that advice from those who persevered and succeeded could shed some light on the ‘tricks of the trade’. To this aim, the Panel Discussion titled ‘Troubles of a young scientist: Fantastic ideas and where to Find them’ will take place on the final day of the conference. Learning from the experiences of accomplished scientists is of vital importance, however, here at Horizons, we believe it is equally imperative to support and network with our peers. The Poster Sessions and Awarded Student Talks provide just such an opportunity. We encourage everyone to actively participate in the sessions and vote for which poster appealed to you the most!

We look forward to having you here with us and hope to make this not only an educational experience, but also a memorable one.

Horizons in Molecular Biology 2018 Organizing Team

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