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Online application form

To process your application, you must complete the online form in the next page, following the guidelines provided below.

All fields marked with a red asterisk in the form are mandatory—pay particular attention to the e-mail address provided. In some fields, specific details are included; please follow the examples attentively.

Upon completion of your application, you will receive a reference number. If the online system does not present this number for you to view, the submission was not successful. Keep your reference number for future use.

Abstract Format

Abstract submission is mandatory. You may use an abstract of an almost completed or recently completed thesis, of your current work, or of future projects. The abstract should be in English and structured as follows.

Title. The title must start in uppercase and continue in lowercase, except for conventional terms (ATP, DNA, NFκB, etc). Example:
   This title is written correctly
   This Title is Not Properly Written

Authors. If more than one author, underline your name and use commas to separate the names; do not use 'and' before the last author. Write the names as initials, followed by the surname. If more than one affiliation, use sequential superscript numbers to identify each institution. Example:
   M. Rossi1, J. Doe2, F. Bloggs1,2
   1Dept Biomembranes, Golgi & Veratti Univ., Pavia, Italy
   2Dept Bioblast Analyses, Altmann Univ., Leipzig, Germany

Abstract text. Keep the abstract text to within 2500 characters, spaces included. If this text is too long, your abstract submission will fail. Subdivide the text in Background & Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Explain abbreviations in the text when they are used for the first time, except common abbreviations (e.g., ATP, DNA, RNA, NMDA, c-fos, etc). In Methods, if applicable, state the approval of the research project by the relevant ethical or legal committee(s). Provide an acknowledgment stating the funding sources. You may cite up to a maximum of two journal references.


Structured CV

Please follow this item list when composing your complete and informative CV for your application. The CV is an integral part of your application.


Letter of recommendation

In order to be considered, applications must be complemented by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's mentor. This should be e-mailed—as a PDF file, within 1 March 2010—to The PDF file should be labelled as Applicant'sSurname_ReferenceNumber_EPS2010.pdfe.g., Smith_a1b2_EPS2010.pdf.


These guidelines can also be downloaded as a PDF file download.


Click HERE to submit your application.



Important dates

  • Applications open
    28 December 2009
  • Notification of selections
    29 March 2010:
    The selection procedure is being finalized and applicants will be notified in the next days.



  • Applications
    28 February 2010
  • Attendance confirmation
    27 March 2010
  • Payment
    30 April 2010


School Board

Anna Maria Aloisi
Giancarlo Carli
Marshall Devor
Manfred Zimmermann