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Application and selection

The total number of course participants including speakers is limited to 55, to facilitate hand-on training. The target audience is postdoctoral fellows and PhD students but applications from senior scientists are also welcome.

Selection will be mostly on the basis of CVs and submitted abstracts, but representation of different topics at the event, and career stage, geographical distribution gender balance may also be taken into consideration. Participants should have prior experience with basics of protein crystallization.

How to apply

By the deadline of  March 31, 2018:

1. Complete a registration order through the registration/abstract submission portal on this event website. When you complete an order you will receive an 'order received e-mail' with full instructions on how to proceed with your application and a copy of the order in PDF.

2. During this process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf, zip and rar) containing all supporting documents for your application: 

a. for postdocs and PhD students,  the name and address of your lab head/supervisor and letter of recommendation
b. a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 300 words)
c. a concise CV (max 2 pages)
d. for applicants for FEBS Youth Travel Fund awards, your Constituent Society membership proof, age, ID and proof of status.

3. Submit your abstract via the 'My abstract' tab in the registration/abstract portal. Abstract submission is optional but recommended for selection to the course and networking at the event, and is mandatory for application for travel grants. See the Abstract section of the  website for more details.


You will be notified of the outcome of your application by April 15, 2018. Accepted applicants must then pay the relevant registration fee as set out in the table below, by May 15, 2018. More details on registration fee payment will be included in your outcome notification, and key points are also given in the terms and conditions.

Registration fees
Important note: Do not pay registration fee until you are notified about your acceptance to the course!!!

Registration fees include access to the event sessions, name badge, certificate of attendance, book of abstracts, meals and refreshment breaks, social event] and accommodation at double room apartments within the chateau and nearest guesthouses located in the walking distance from a course venue. Travel costs are not covered. 

Meals/refreshments covered by the registration fees are breakfasts, lunches and refreshements served at the venue, as well as the social events.

Regular - shared room400,00 €
Regular - single room520,00 €

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, participants (also referred to as 'you') are entering an agreement with the Course Organizers and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Registration Fee

The registration Fee for participants covers:

  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Meals and refreshments as set out above
  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • Name badge, printed materials and certificate of attendance
  • Invitation to social program

Travel costs are not covered by the registration fee.

Methods of Payment

Payments must be made by bank transfer; details will be included in your outcome notification email. 

Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Identify your payment with FEBS2018 – name, surname, order ID  on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer.

Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to [info@MacromolCryst2018.febsevents.org]. Proof of payment must be received before the stated deadline

A confirmation notification will be sent to you when organizers receive the fund and confirm your registration in the system. If you do not receive confirmation within 10 business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact [info@MacromolCryst2018.febsevents.org]. 

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to info@MacromolCryst2018.febsevents.org in writing. For cancellation requests received on or before May 20, 2018, the full payment, less bank charges, will be refunded; for cancellation requests received on and after May 21, 2018, the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be made.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before registering and booking travel for the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel for the Congress.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers reserve the right to modify the event programme, which is published as an indication only.

In the event of cancellation of the event, at any time, as a result of any event of 'force majeure' or for other reasons that are beyond the control of the Course Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded by the Course Organizers but neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, financial losses, etc. 

Disclaimer and ‘force majeure’

Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be responsible for any bodily injury/death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event, unless such damages are a direct result of the negligent or unlawful act or omission thereof.

In any event, neither the Course Ogranizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages in the event of bodily injury/death, property damage, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of ‘force majeure’.  ‘Force majeure’ (or ‘Act of God’) reasons include but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks, fire and closure of airports or airspace. 

Governing law

Any legal dispute resulting from the accepted terms and conditions will be subject to the law of Czech Republic.


  • Applications Opening
    1 Jan 2018
  • Applications closing
    31 March 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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