10th Annual
EMBL Australia
Postgraduate Symposium

Moving forward through collaboration

9-11 October 2023 | Sydney

Registration ends on August 2023

Welcome to EAPS 2022!

EMBL Australia Postgraduate Symposium (EAPS) is EMBL Australia’s student-developed symposium, held annually over two-to-three days catering to Honours, Masters, and PhD students.

After a long pause, we are excited to welcome you to attend EAPS 2022 face-to-face! The symposium will be held from 9-11 November in Melbourne, with the option for virtual attendance.

The symposium is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their research, practice public speaking, engage with other researchers, and get new perspectives on their scientific and career development questions.

This three-day event will feature:

Plenary talks | Oral presentations | Lightning talks | Poster sessions | Industry talk

Prizes will be awarded for all presentation formats – submit your abstract for a chance to win!

Registration closes: 02 November  2022
Abstract submission deadline: 12 October 2022


Symposium Themes

Proteins & Structural Biology

Genomics & Computational Biology

Molecular & Cell Biology

Infection & Immunity

Cancer Biology

Epigenetics and Development

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Our plenary speakers



Bio21 Institute

30 Flemington Road,

Parkville, Melbourne, 3052 Victoria


How to get here?

From the CBD, take the route 59 tram (along Elizabeth Street) or the route 58 tram (along William Street) to Park Drive. Tram Stop 15 is closest to the Bio21 Institute.

Public transport: Melbourne airport Skybus to Spencer St, then take bus 58 from Bourke St/William St to Flemington St.

Taxi will cost around $60-70.

No public parking is available on-site at Bio21. Limited street and meter parking is available in the surrounding streets.

The closest all day public parking is at University Square Carpark (enter Berkeley St or Bouverie St, Carlton), which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Bio21 Institute.

Accommodation options will be posted soon.


Once registration is open, you can click the Registration button on the homepage and complete the registration form.

The registration fee is $76(virtual-only) / $100(in-person) for early bird registration and $86(virtual-only) / $120(in-person) for standard registration. Payment can be made by credit card to EMBL Australia, and details will be sent to you by email after your registration.

The registration fee covers attendance to lectures and presentations, conference materials, lunch on all three days, refreshments during breaks, and social events. It does not include accommodation.

After you pay the registration amount, an email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided.

Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued. If the symposium is cancelled, the full registration fee will be refunded to each registrant. Travel or housing reservation cancellations are the responsibility of the attendee.

If your abstract is not selected for an oral presentation or a flash talk, we might suggest you present your data in the form of a poster. However, even if your abstract is not selected, we strongly encourage you to attend the symposium and get the opportunity to participate in our workshops specifically targeting early career researchers and network with peers from all over Australia while discussing science.

No, abstract submission is not obligatory.

Follow this link to complete the abstract submission form.

Travel grants worth $200 will be awarded to 10 student delegates in conjunction with abstract submissions. Travel grants will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit.

You may attend any part of the conference that you are available for. However, the registration fee remains the same.

EAPS 2022 symposium is organised in a hybrid format (in-person + online). In-person attendees will be able to attend talks as well as poster sessions, however, online attendees can only access plenary and student talks.

A digital certificate of attendance will be sent to you by e-mail after the symposium.

Please see section Venue on the top menu for more details.

Suggestions for accommodation options will be listed in section Venue on the top menu, some of which might offer a discount for symposium attendees (updates coming soon).

There is no dress code for the meeting.

Email us at committee.phdsymposium@emblaustralia.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

The EAPS Organising Committee is committed to taking all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for delegates, speakers, exhibitors, guests and suppliers. All participants are required to be aware of and comply with any relevant COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place at the time of the meeting and these will be communicated in advance.
Social distancing where possible will be encouraged; hand sanitiser will be available onsite and face masks will be provided and expected where practical. We also encourage self-testing by RAT as a precaution.
Importantly, at the time of the EAPS 2022 symposium, if you are not feeling well and are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you do not attend the event. We request you test accordingly for COVID-19 and notify us at committee.phdsymposium@emblaustralia.org