Please read the following information carefully.
The number of participants is limited because the courses are very interactive, and therefore the participants will be selected on a "first come, first served" basis. This is standard procedure for scientific workshops with a limited number of participants.
The BioComp courses are not only for undergraduate or PhD students. Anyone who is interested in learning is welcome. We welcome participants from outside the Biocenter campus as well.
Please always read the description of the course before applying. There can be pre-requisites such as familiarity with a given technique or application. If you do not fulfil those criteria then please do not apply as you would not be able to profit from the training and only would take somebody else's place.
If you work at the IMP, IMBA or GMI: In general there is no need to provide a billing address unless your course participation is financed from a special source (e.g. PhD training budget).
If you work at the MFPL, a campus company or any other institution outside the VBC: Please provide a billing address exactly in the format as requested by your institution's accounting department.
If you are unemployed: The "Arbeitsmarktservice" (AMS) may pay for the course but you will need an approval from your "Berater". Please ask them what kind of confirmation they need, and let us know before you register for the course.
If you cannot attend a course after registration, we will try to replace you with another colleague on the waiting list, or you can suggest a replacement. If there is someone who registers as a replacement, then your registration fee will be reimbursed in full. If neither you nor us can find another participant, you will have to pay 50% of the course fee if you cancel your registration 8 (eight) or more days before the course begins, and the full fee if you cancel 7 (seven) days or less before the course starts.
If the number of participants falls below the minimal number specified for the course 8 or more days before the course starts, then the course will be cancelled and the already paid registration fees reimbursed, minus non-recoverable expenses incurred by the VBCF.
If we are forced to cancel a course (e.g. due to illness of the instructor etc.) then we will try our best to hold the course at a later date. Your registration will be valid for the replacement course. Should you decide to cancel your registration, the rules above will apply.
We have access to two seminar rooms:
Please make sure you go to the correct one for your training!
The registration fee includes coffee from the BioComp espresso machine!