Submission and Registration

Registration summary

  • Online registration is closed.
  • If you still wish to register for the conference please contact events( ät )
  • Abstract submission is closed.
  • Travel fellowship application is closed.
  • Registration fee is 50€.

Registration and submission details

Registration has been opened. Click here to register and submit your abstract via the IMB submission system.

Call for Abstract Submissions:

We hereby invite PhD students and early-career scientists to present their work orally or on poster at the Student Symposium on Computational Genomics 2016. This event is meant to facilitate a scientific discussion among young researchers and selected senior keynote speakers and to provide a forum for participants to present their own work. This is why we encourage all participants to submit an abstract of their work, whether finished or still ongoing, on the following topics but not limited to:

  • Systems biology of gene regulation

  • Epigenomics, stem cell biology and differentiation

  • Higher order chromatin structure

  • Integration of multilevel datasets and prediction algorithms

The abstract submission deadline has been extended!
New deadline: Thursday 20 October 2016.

The program committee will use the submitted abstracts as the basis of their decisions to invite participants to present posters and short talks. The abstracts of all selected posters and talks will be included in an abstract book, which will be available on the symposium website for download. Please note that once you are registered for the symposium and have paid the registration fee, you are guaranteed participation in the symposium irrespective of whether your abstract is selected for a presentation. Note, that the payment of registration fee can be postponed until notification of application decision.

Abstracts are submitted as part of the registration process. During registration you will be given the choice of submitting an abstract for a short talk, a poster presentation, either of these options or none. Based on your choice, an online submission form will be displayed which allows you to enter the information detailed above. Please then proceed to the next step to complete your registration. Once abstracts have been submitted, they cannot be changed or edited.

Poster Flash Presentation

Up to 10 poster presenters will be given the chance to summarize their poster on a single slide (which has to be provided as a PDF in advance to the conference) and within 1 minute. The goal of these flash talks is to attract attention to your poster for the poster session which will take place right afterwards. Please indicate during the submission whether you would like to participate.


The registration fee is 50 Euros and includes lunch, coffee breaks, dinner and social event. Registration and abstract submission is only possible through the website of IMB. Click here to register and submit your abstract for the Student Symposium on Computational Genomics 2016!

Abstract guidelines:

Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English, using UK English spelling.


  • Max 100 characters including spaces (approx. 15 words), in sentence case.

    • e.g. Chromatin remodelling factors affect cell mobility in NMT


  • Please provide initials and surname of all authors.

  • Indicate author affiliations using superscript numbers. If you have more than one affiliation please separate the superscript numbers with a space.

  • Indicate equal contributions with an asterisk (*)

    • e.g. J Bloggs¹ *, A Smith¹ *and W König¹ ² ³


  • Name of University/Institution, City (if not apparent from university/institution name), Country (do not include department, division, postal code etc.).

  • Link affiliations to authors using superscript numbers.

  • e.g. ¹Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz, Germany

  • ²University of Cambridge, UK

  • *Indicates equal contribution

Abstract text:

  • This should be a concise summary of the work you intend to present at the symposium.

  • Max 2,000 characters including spaces (approx. 300 words).

  • Abstracts should not include any citations, references, figures or tables.

  • Spell out Greek letters and other symbols.

Travel Fellowship Application

We are pleased to announce travel fellowship support for selected junior researchers on PhD student level or below that want to present their work with a poster or talk. The Fellowship includes financial support for travel, accommodation and registration fees of the symposium. The organizers will select students based on submitted abstract and a separate motivation letter.

To apply for the Travel Fellowship Program you need to register to the symposium by submitting an abstract as described above and additionally demonstrate your motivation in written form during the registration process through the IMB website. Click here to apply now!

Guidelines for travel fellowship application

  • You have to indicate your application for travel support during the registration process.

  • You can only apply for the fellowship if you submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation

  • Max 2,000 characters including spaces (approx. 300 words).

  • Your text might include:

    • Your motivation to present your work at the symposium

    • An overview of your CV

    • Your career state (start date of PhD project)

    • The financial situation at your home institute

    • Other points you might want the organizers to consider during the selection