Do I have to pay the registration fee if I apply for a travel grant?

Yes. In case you are awarded a travel grant your registration fee will be fully reimbursed.

What happens if I do not get the travel grant and decide not to attend?

Just like all other participants, you will have the chance to cancel the registration with a full refund until the September 16th. Travel grants will be announced before this date (by the end of July).

Does every participant have to present a poster or short talk?


Is it possible to only a give pub talk and not present a poster/short talk?

No. We encourage everybody to at least present a poster.

I have been selected for a short talk, can I also present a poster?

Yes, selected short talk speakers can but do not have to present a poster.

Can I attend more than one workshop?

Maybe. On the one hand we want to prevent to overload the workshops, on the other hand we want to allow a maximum of people to take advantage of them. Depending on the capacity of each workshop, we might be able to spontaneously admit more people. More information will be shared with you during the symposium. Also keep in mind that career chats and the job fair will be taking place in parallel.

What if I am a first year Ph.D. student and I do not have data to present?

We strongly encourage you to present a poster about your general project even if it is only background information and experimental plans.

I am finishing my master degree, but will be a PhD student when the symposium takes place, can I still register and be eligible for a travel grant?

Yes, If you have been carrying out research and wish to explain your results, we will welcome your application, and you will be eligible to apply for a travel grant.