Who can participate?
Our symposium invites participants from all over the world. We would like to especially encourage the registration of graduate/PhD students and students who recently finished their undergraduate studies.
How many people can participate in the Horizons 2013?
The number of participants is limited to 300. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
Do I need a visa?
You can check here whether you need a visa to come to Germany. Should you require a visa, you can contact us by email. Please note that we can only issue an invitation letter if you are registered and accepted for participation and your registration payment has reached us. At your request, the letter can be sent to your address or directly to the German embassy in your country by fax or by post. The visa application process might take more than one month, 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 grant for the conference. Note, that only registration fee and accommodation will be covered by this grant.
Can I participate in symposium and apply for the conference grant if I am not a PhD student?
Participation in symposium is open for scientists with all kind of positions (Master students, postdocs etc.). However, we especially want to encourage PhD students to join our event, so conference grants are available only for them.
Do I have to submit an abstract to attend the conference?
No, it is not required to submit an abstract to register or attend the conference. However, if you do so, you may win a poster prize or your abstract might be selected for a student talk.
Is there a registration fee and how much is it?
There is a registration fee (including lunch and coffee breaks) and this fee varies according to your status. After July 15th there is only one price of 170€ for all cases.
Can I pay on spot?
Yes, this is possible, but registration fee in this case will be 170€.
I am enrolled in the University of Göttingen and I want to visit Horizons. Do I need to register and pay registration fee?
Registration is compulsory for all participants of Horizons. Knowing the number of participants helps us to plan symposium better and you to feel more comfortable during Horizons. The registration fee also has to be paid by all the participants. But early registration will help you to save some money.
I submitted my abstract after the registration deadline. Can I still be on the booklet?
As soon as registration is closed all the abstracts are formatted and sent for printing, so there is no possibility to add late abstracts to the booklet. However, you can still bring your poster and participate in the poster session.
Where does the symposium take place?
The venue is located in the Northern part of Göttingen in the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry:
Am Fassberg 11
How can I get there?
Are there grants available?
Yes, there are a limited number of grants covering the travel costs and accommodation. See this page.
What is covered by conference grants?
Grants for the conference cover the travel costs and accommodation in Göttingen.
Where do I have to send my application?
Email address: email@example.com (Subject: "Horizons 2013 grant application")
Molecular Biology Coordination Office
When will I be informed about my application status?
Independent of the outcome of your application, we will inform you by July 20th about your application status.
Do I have to register for the Horizons 2013 Symposium to take part in the career fair on September 9th?
It is not required to register for the Horizons 2013 to take part in the career fair. However, workshops will only be offered to registered participants of the Horizons Career Fair. Registration for the career fair is free of charge and can be done through the "Horizons" website.
My question has not been addressed here, how can I get in contact with someone?
The best way to contact us is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please be patient. If we are not able to answer your request instantly, we are only PhD students who might just be a little busy.