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 many people can participate in Horizons in Molecular Biology?

The number of participants is limited to 300. If this number is reached before August 20th, registration will close at that point and no more applications will be accepted.


Do I need a visa?

Please check whether you need a visa to come to Germany before planning your travel.  Should you require an invitation letter for visa application, you can contact us. Please note that we can only issue an invitation letter if you are registered and accepted for participation. The visa application process might take more than 1 month, so plan accordingly.


I need to provide a letter confirming my registration to my university/to apply for a visa. 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. 


To apply for a visa for visiting Horizons, I need to show that somebody can finance my stay in Germany. Could you send me this confirmation? 

We can confirm financial coverage only if you have received a travel grant for the conference. Note, that only a limited amount of travel grants are available and only transportation, registration fee and accommodation will be covered by this grant.


How do I apply for a travel grant?

Application is integrated in the registration process. You are required to submit a poster abstract and a motivation statement. Deadline for travel grants application is the 30th of June, 00:00 GMT. Travel grants are also awarded to graduate students selected to give an Awarded student talk. 


What is Awarded student talk? How can I apply?

Authors of the best poster abstracts will be selected to present their research in a form of a 15-20 minutes oral presentation along with invited speakers of the Symposium. No separate application is required, however, only poster abstracts submitted before the 30th of June will be considered in the selection process. Awarded student talk speakers will receive travel grants covering their travel expenses, accommodation and conference fee. 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 your poster abstract to be included in the conference booklet, please submit it along with your registration data. Submission at a later point by email is not possible. You can still present a poster and enter a poster competition if you do not submit the abstract - just inform the registration desk during the check-in, if there are slots available you will be assigned a poster board number on spot. Please note that in this case your abstract can not be published in the booklet.  


Where does the symposium take place?

The venue is located in the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany:

Am Fassberg 11

37077 Göttingen


How to get to the conference venue.

Career Fair

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

Yes, please register for the Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium to be able to attend the Career Fair sessions. Registration for scientific and Career Fair events is free of charge.  

Other questions on Career Fair.