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Application and selection

The total number of symposium participants including speakers is limited to 300. The target audience is postdoctoral fellows and PhD students but senior scientists who are interested in the talks are also welcome.

No particular selection will be applied, except for Youth Travel Fund (YTF) applications.

How to apply

By the deadline of  April 15th 2018:

1. Complete a registration order through the registration portal on this event website. When you complete an order you will receive an 'order received e-mail' with full instructions on how to proceed with your application and a copy of the order in PDF.

2. During this process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf, zip and rar) containing all supporting documents for your application: 

a. for postdocs and PhD students,  the name and address of your lab head/supervisor
b. for applicants for FEBS Youth Travel Fund awards (deadline March 15th 2018), (i) your Constituent Society membership proof, age, ID and proof of status; (ii) the name and address of your lab head/supervisor and letter of recommendation; (iii) a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 300 words); (iv) a concise CV (max 2 pages).
Please check the Travel Grants section of this website for further information on eligibility criteria for YTF grants.

Registration fees

This symposium does not apply a fee for registration. However, meals, accommodation and travel costs are not covered.

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Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, participants (also referred to as 'you') are entering an agreement with the Course Organizer(s), and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Registration cancellation

If you have registered and realize that you will unfortunately not be able to attend, we would be grateful to receive a cancellation by email at info@50yearsfebsletters.febsevents.org . This will allow other people on the waiting list to attend the symposium and will facilitate the organization of the event.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before registering and booking travel for the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel for the Symposium.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers reserve the right to modify the event programme, which is published as an indication only.

In the event of cancellation of the event, at any time, as a result of any event of 'force majeure' or for other reasons that are beyond the control of the Course Organizers, neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, financial losses, etc. 

Disclaimer and ‘force majeure’

Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be responsible for any bodily injury/death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event, unless such damages are a direct result of the negligent or unlawful act or omission thereof.

In any event, neither the Course Ogranizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages in the event of bodily injury/death, property damage, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of ‘force majeure’.  ‘Force majeure’ (or ‘Act of God’) reasons include but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks, fire and closure of airports or airspace. 

Governing law

Any legal dispute resulting from the accepted terms and conditions will be subject to the law of Germany.


  • Applications Opening
    1 Jan 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    15 March 2018
  • Applications closing
    30 April 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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