Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium

The 16th International Symposium "Horizons in Molecular Biology" will take place on 09th - 12th of September 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany.


The aim of the Symposium is to bring together senior scientists and young researchers from different fields to promote scientific exchange and to provide exciting insights into the frontiers of Molecular Biology. This year the keynote lecture will be given by Michael Rosbash (Brandeis University, USA) - winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017.

Travel grants are available. To apply, register by 30.06.2019 (extended).

Registration deadline is 31.08.2019.


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Horizons Career Fair 2019

The Career Fair is organized annually in conjunction with the Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium and this year will take place on the 9th of September.  As organizers of the 13th Horizons Career Fair, our goal is to bring together pre- and postdoctoral students from different molecular biology fields with representatives of fascinating career paths one could pursue. This year we have a very exciting list of speakers! Join us in listening about a wide range of opportunities and career paths one could pursue after obtaining a doctoral degree in Science.


This year's list of speakers includes:

Simone Mayer – academia – group leader at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research.

Christine Mieck – publishing – Associate editor at Nature Communications

Bernd Reichert – science policy – head of the European Innovation Council's SME Instrument in the European Innovation Council, EU Commission

Andreas Laustsen – bio-entrepreneurship – Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark & Biotech Entrepreneur

Beata Mierzwa – science art – scientist and artist, combining the two in Beata Science Art

Micheal Becker – industry  – head of laboratory in the area of kidney disease research at Bayer AG

Magdalena Wienken – consulting – consultant at Accenture


Not only talks, but also workshops on important soft skills will be given during the Career Fair:

"Fundamentals of Grant Writing" with Angelika Hofmann

"Presentations that Pop: Bringing Science to Life" with Deb Koen

Impressions of Horizons 2018

Michael Rosbash (USA) 
Leonie Ringrose (Germany)

Christopher Vollmers (USA)

Miki Ebisuya (Spain)

Michael Levine (USA)

Margaret McCarthy (USA)

Asifa Akhtar (Germany)

Robert Ernst (Germany)

Randy Hampton (USA)

Zoya Ignatova (Germany)

Leo James (UK)

James Williamson (USA)

Gaia Pigino (Germany)

Sjors Scheres (UK)

Max Cryle (Australia)

Jen Heemstra (USA)

Pavel Tomancak (Germany)

Suliana Manley (Switzerland)

Naama Barkai (Israel)

Needhi Bhalla (USA)

Argyris Papantonis (Germany)