INVITATION TO THE PhD STUDENT SYMPOSIUM "The Architecture of Life"
We would like to invite you to the First IRB Barcelona PhD Student
Symposium: The Architecture of Life
Organized by the IRB Barcelona PhD Student Symposium Committee
BARCELONA, Spain. 2-3 November, 2009
The Architecture of Life is an initiative launched by the student
community at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB
Barcelona), in which students assume responsibility for all aspects
regarding the event – from the choice of topic to the selection of
speakers and all organizational details. The IRB Barcelona PhD Student
Symposium seeks to bring together PhD students and other researchers
from around the world for presentations and debate about important
topics in the biomedical sciences. The Architecture of Life will
explore current research into how life is built, ranging from DNA, RNA
and proteins, all the way up to tissues and organisms, in normal and
diseased states. Eight internationally renowned speakers from
different areas will bring their perspectives, and will be joined by
about 200 participants, some of whom will be invited to give short
talks or present posters of their current work. Priority for
attendance will be given to PhD students. The conference will also
include a plenary discussion for all participants.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2009
The number of participants in this symposium is limited to *200*.
Participants who submit abstracts about their current work shall be
given preference in the selection process. A few abstracts will be
selected for short talk or poster presentations and will have the
opportunity to win a prize for best poster or best short talk of
thesymposium. Furthermore, motivational paragraphs will also be used
as a criterion to select participants for the symposium.
The registration to the symposium has no charge. The selected
participants will be asked to make a 50 euro deposit, which will be
reimbursed after the conference. Deposit fees are payable by bank
transfer upon confirmation of your attendance.
For further information or to register, please visit the Official Ph.D
Student Symposium "The Architecture of Life" Web Site: