Before the Symposium

Who can participate?

Our symposium invites applicants from all over the world. We would like to especially encourage the registration of Masters and PhD students, but undergraduate students and post-docs are also welcome to attend.


How do I register?

You can register for free by filling out the registration form.

A separate registration will be required to access BigMarker - the video hosting platform, which will be used during the online symposium. You will be e-mailed a link with details in the week leading up to the symposium.


I need to provide a letter confirming my registration to my university. When will I get one?

Please contact us to request an invitation letter after completing your registration. Please note that issuing the letter can take up to a week for organizational reasons, so plan accordingly. 


What are the different ways by which I can participate?

Everyone can attend the online symposium free of charge without submitting an abstract. We encourage participants, especially graduate students, to submit a poster abstract and participate in the virtual poster session (more information will be available in August here). Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to apply to present your research in an Awarded Student Talk as well. Please indicate your interest in presenting a poster or a talk during registration.


What is Awarded student talk? How can I apply?

Authors of the best poster abstracts will be selected to present their research in the form of a 15-20 minutes oral presentation along with invited speakers of the Symposium. Only poster abstracts submitted before the 10.08.2020 will be considered in the selection process. Only graduate students are eligible for Awarded Student Talk.


Do I have to submit my poster abstract at the time of registration?

Yes, if you want to present a poster, please submit it along with your registration data by 07.09.2020. You can find guidelines on how to write an abstract here. If you register after this date you can still attend all talks but unfortunately, we will not be able to reserve a poster presentation slot for you.

During the symposium

How can I attend a talk?

You will need to have registered through the registration form. To stream a talk, you will also need to have registered on the hosting platform BigMarker using the link we have sent you via email. More information on how to use BigMarker will be available in August here.

It is advised, to stream talks from a location with a good internet connection to ensure a smooth experience.


How many people can participate in Horizons in Molecular Biology 2020?

There is a limit on how many people can register for the conference. You may still be able to stream a recording of the talks on our YouTube channel, which will be available later with the speaker´s consent. 


Do I have to register for the Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium to take part in the Career Fair?

Yes, registration for the whole symposium is required if you want to take part in the Career Fair.

Other questions on the Career Fair.


After the symposium

I missed (part of) the symposium. Can I watch it on demand?

If you registered, you will be able to watch the recordings of all talks on the BigMarker platform free of charge until the end of the symposium. If a speaker gives their consent, the talk will also be available on our YouTube channel for an unlimited amount of time.


I need to provide a confirmation of attendance to my university. When will I get one?

Please contact us to request a confirmation letter after the symposium. You will need to have attended at least parts of the conference to be eligible. Please note that issuing the letter can take up to a week for organizational reasons.