We would like to announce the ‘11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference’ to be held from May 16th to 19th 2018 in Göttingen, Germany. This international conference serves the exchange of researchers about the latest developments in the field. Here, besides the identification of so-far unknown deafness genes, new methods of exome- / genome-analysis will be presented. Advances in the identification of gene-function-relationships will be discussed as well as the role of specific genes in the molecular physiology of hearing and in age-dependent hearing loss. Speakers will also cover potential strategies for gene therapy and prepare the transfer of the results from basic research into clinical application. The conference is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Center 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing".
A limited number of travel awards are available to contribute towards the costs of attending the Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness conference for PhD students and early-stage postdoctoral fellows who are presenting a poster or talk. If you wish to apply, please send your CV, your abstract, a letter of support from your supervisor, and a letter explaining why you are applying to: email@example.com. Application deadline is March 20th, 2018.