Registration

Registration for FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE 2023 in Cologne is currently closed!

Calendar

  • Early bird registration period and travel grant application

    will be announced soon

  • Notification of travel grant awardees

    will be announced soon

  • Late registration period + abstract submission

    will be announced soon

  • Notification of abstract selection

    will be announced soon

  • The 2nd International FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE PhD and Postdoc symposium

    November 23-25, 2023

Register here

Before proceeding, make sure you read the registration guidelines below.

Registration guidelines

Registration fee

The registration fee will be announced soon, both for early birds and normal registration. This fee includes participation to the conference, workshops, career chats, as well as the dinner with the speakers.

Poster and short talk applications

During the event in Cologne, we want to give as many participants as possible the chance to present their research to their peers, the invited speakers, and the public.

Every participant is expected to submit a scientific abstract of their work (or planned work in the case of first year PhD students) of maximum 300 words. During the registration process, you can choose to just present a poster or also apply for a scientific talk. We will then select and notify the speakers in October. All the submitted abstracts will be included in the abstract list that will be available through the conference app.

There will be prizes awarded for the best posters and short talks.

Guidelines for abstract submission.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Each registrant can submit only one abstract for evaluation.
  • No changes to the abstract will be considered after submission.
  • Abstracts should be at max. 300 words, and may not include line breaks or pictures.

Travel grants

Travel grants

Due to the support of our generous sponsors, last year we managed to award more than 50 travel grants to participants. Travel grants cover your registration fee and expenses such as travel/accommodation/poster printing/food of up to 250 Euro. To apply, in addition to your scientific abstract, after the registration you will have to provide us with a brief motivation statement (max. 250 words) by sending it via email. Please make sure to use the same email address which you used to register.

The deadline for travel grant application will be announced soon. Selected participants will be notified by email.

Travel grants by FEBS and IUBMB

Another set of travel grants is provided by FEBS and IUBMB. While these are fewer, they offer higher coverage of registration, travel and accommodation expenses than standard travel grants.

To be eligible for one of these travel grants, applicants must be registered as a PhD student at an institution of higher education in a country with a FEBS Constituent Society or an IUBMB adhering or associate adhering body OR be a junior postdoctoral fellow within 5 years of obtaining a PhD degree. Furthermore, applicants must:

  • Submit an abstract as a first author.
  • Send proof of being a member of a FEBS Constituent Society or an IUBMB adhering or associate adhering body to this email address
  • Not have previously attended FEBS YSF or IUBMB YSP meetings.
  • Not have received a travel grant from IUBMB or FEBS to attend an Advanced Course / Workshop / Congress / Focused Meeting in the last three years.

To apply, in addition to your scientific abstract, after the registration you will have to provide us with a brief motivation statement (max. 250 words) by sending it via email. Please make sure to use the same email address which you used to register.

The deadline for travel grant application will be announced soon.

FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE activities

Pub talks

An important part of the FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE symposium are the outreach activities that will take place. We are organizing pub talks in several pubs across Cologne. If you wish to present your research to a general audience in an informal and relaxed environment, we invite you to participate!

A pub talk is a 10-minute talk in a bar for the general public, who don’t have a scientific background. Part of the challenge and fun of this presentation format is to show your research in a way that non-scientists can understand it. If you would like to share your work with the public, you will have to submit a dedicated abstract of max. 250 words which describes your work in layman’s terms to make sure the public audience can follow. Please send us your abstract via email and use the same email address which you used to register.

All talks will be in English. Don’t be afraid, and enjoy talking science over a beer!

We will make sure to allow as many applicants to present their work as possible but might have to select depending on the number of applicants.

The deadline for pub talk abstracts will be announced soon. Selected candidates will be sent an e-mail.

Career day

During FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE, you will get the chance to participate in workshops and career chats. Workshops feature intense training sessions with a dedicated professional, where you can expand your skill set needed for climbing the academic or industrial career ladder. In career chats, you will have the possibility to discuss career paths with academic and industrial professionals in a small group setting.

During the registration process, we will ask you to select the workshops your are interested in and will then try to allow everybody to attend their preferred workshop. The workshops take place in the morning and afternoon in parallel to the rest of the career program. Thus, it’s possible that you miss part of the alternative program.

FAQ

Food during the event

Lunch and coffee breaks during the event, as well as the conference dinner with the speakers on Thursday are included in the registration fee.

Accommodation

ENABLE does not provide accommodation, but we have a list of hotels in Cologne and options for transportation from nearby airports and train stations. Please be aware that there could be other conferences at the same time as FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE 2023 in Cologne, so we advise you to book both your accommodation and travel as early as possible.

Handling of personal information

All personal data you submit will remain confidential. Your data will only be used to contact you regarding FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE 2023. We will use your data to register you for the conference. We will also use your data to notify you of future FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE conferences but for no other purpose. You can submit a request to review your data or to delete your data from our records by contacting us.

Please be aware that FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE will take pictures and videos for promotional purposes e.g. on social media during the event. If you do not want to have your picture or video taken, you have the option to specify this during the registration process.

FAQ

Do you have further questions? Check out the FAQ where they might have already been addressed.