The school will be open up to 150 qualified, motivated and selected students. Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, research fellows, academics and industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.
The Summer School is a residential event. The School Fee includes registration, accommodation, all meals from dinner on Sunday 16th to breakfast on Saturday 22nd July (excluding the dinner of July 20th), course materials, social activities, and Wi-Fi Internet Connection. The registration fee must be paid directly to the Robinson College - University of Cambridge. Details will be provided to accepted participants.
School fees will be 1290 GBP for undergraduate and graduate students, 1430 GBP for Postdoctoral Fellows and research fellows and 1560 GBP for all other participants. The Late Registration Fees are the following: 1390 GBP for undergraduate and graduate students, 1530 GBP for Postdoctoral Fellows and research fellows and 1660 GBP for all other participants.
The School Fee will cover registration, accommodation lectures, all meals from dinner on Sunday 16th to breakfast on Saturday 22nd July (excluding the dinner of July 20th), course materials, social activities, and Wi-Fi Internet Connection.
Important: The Robinson College University of Cambridge - venue of the International Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School - is a gated structure and access is granted only to registered participants who have also secured accommodation. Registering for the Summer School-only option and booking accommodation outside the Robinson College will NOT grant access to the Summer School.
Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students: Accommodation in double rooms is provided: single occupancy may be requested for an additional charge, if available. Rooms will be shared with one participant of the same sex assigned by the SSBSS. Two participants wishing to share the same room may place their request at the time of Registration and Payment.
Graduate Students are individuals who are enrolled in a Graduate Program (University-issued verification of status is required) and have not previously graduated in a Doctorate program. Individuals qualify as Postdoctoral Fellows if within six years of their Doctoral Degree.
Travel or other form of support in NOT available to any applicant
The fees will NOT cover transportation, telephone, laundry and other personal expenses. The fee is fixed regardless of length of stay, length of room occupancy or meals. Remember that time spent together with faculty and other participants fosters effective scientific exchange and stimulates the development of professional networks and scientific collaborations. This is a hallmark of the spirit of the SSBSS Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School.
We ask that applicants who have been accepted complete their registration promptly in consideration of other fellow participants who would be otherwise penalized. Registration is complete only after payment in full has been received: this ensures attendance and accommodation. There is no registration and payment on site: accepted participants arriving at the Summer School without having completes and prepaid their registration will not be admitted.
Forms of payment
Credit card is the preferred method of payment and instruction for online payment will be emailed to accepted applicants. We do not accept credit card payment over the telephone.
Bank wire transfers are also accepted: details for the transfer will be emailed to accepted applicants. Please be aware that your wire transaction may pass through one or more banks before reaching our account. In many cases, these banks deduct a transaction fee: when a fee (or fees) has been deducted, the amount deposited in our account reflects the deduction(s). The attendee is responsible for any transaction fees.
Participants from Countries within the European Union only may pay by check which must be sent by mail. Instructions will be emailed to confirmed participants. Please allow plenty of time for your check to be cleared by your bank and remember that the registration is complete only after funds have been received: your participation is placed on hold until then.
A registration form not accompanied by payment is not accepted. Please allow a few business days to process your registration.
Receipts: A receipt will be emailed to you short before the Summer School.
The School will involve a total of 32 hours of lectures, the final achievement will be equivalent to 1 ECTS points
(ECTS grading scale) for the PhD students attending the summer school;
during the summer school the students will tackle homeworks/projects.
Applications should be received before March 31, 2017. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by April 10, 2017.
Cancellation Policy: cancellations received no later than May 31, 2017 will receive a full refund less 100 GBP in processing charges. After May 31, 2017 no refunds will be given.