Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

GCB Symposium

GCB Symposium 2022: Welcome

As details become available, you will find them on the GCB Symposium 2022 Website. Participants are encouraged to check here for guidelines, templates, important dates and other pertinent information.

Participation in the GCB Symposia forms an integral part of the PhD training at the GCB and is mandatory for all PhD candidates from the second year onwards. All PhD candidates of the GCB who do not give a presentation are invited to attend the GCB Symposium 2022 as guests (registration is required).

Invitation to the GCB Symposium 2022

  • Participation in the GCB Symposia forms an integral part of your PhD training
  • If you have been invited for a presentation (Talk, Poster, Poster Flash), please download the Instructions for Presenting Authors (PDF) below, read and carefully follow the instructions
  • You are very welcome to attend the symposium as a guest if you are not presenting
  • Please be sure to inform you supervisor about this symposium
    The GCB welcomes supervisors, co-supervisors, mentors and external co-referees at the symposium



 Date Thursday, January 27, 2022
 Time 08:00 - 18:00

 Venues Zoom & Gather Town
 Keynote Speaker
To Be Announced
 Keynote Lecture
Michael S. Sacks, Ph.D.
W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Simulation-Based Engineering Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, The Oden Institute James T. Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation

Information for PhD Candidates

Invitation to the GCB Symposium 2022

  • Participation in the GCB Symposia forms an integral part of your PhD training.
  • If you have applied to the GCB before and including December 31, 2020, it is mandatory for you to register for the GCB Symposium 2022 and to submit an abstract. Each contribution will be selected for either a talk, or a poster presentation—some of which will additionally be singled out for the «Poster Flash».
    You will be notified in December 2021 about the allocation of talks and posters, including «Poster Flash» slots.
  • If you have applied to the GCB after December 2020, you are very welcome to attend the symposium as a guest.
  • Please inform you supervisor about this symposium and encourage them to attend.


 Date Thursday, January 27, 2022
 Time 08.00 - 18.00
 Venues Zoom & Gather Town
 Keynote Speaker
Michael S. Sacks, Ph.D.
Chair: PD Dr. Monica Schaller, Coordinator GCB
 Keynote Lecture
Details to follow


Call for Abstracts

Who is requested to submit an abstract?

GCB PhD students who have submitted their GCB application on or before December 2020.
Please contact the GCB at if you plan your thesis defense prior to April 2022 and wish to request an exemption from the GCB Symposium 2022.

For Registration and Abstract Submission, please use the link to the ConfTool Platform, for step-by-step instructions.

If you have already taken part in the GCB Symposium three times as presenting author (i.e., talk, slam, or poster), or if you will submit your PhD thesis by the end of April 2022, participation in the GCB Symposium 2020 is optional for you. Please notify as soon as possible, if you wish to be exempt from a presentation in 2022, at which time you may also provide your thesis defense planned date.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Compliance with the submission deadline is expected.


 October 2021
Call for Abstract Submission
 Thursday, November 11, 2021
Deadline for Abstract Submission
 December 2021
Allocation of Presentations (Talks and Posters, including Poster Flash) & Preliminary Program
 Mid-January 2022
Definitive Program on the GCB Symposium Website
 Thursday, January 27, 2022
GCB Symposium 2022


Registration (ConfTool)

  1. Registration and Abstract Submission is online, via the ConfTool Conference Administration, where you can find more details and will be guided through step-by-step instructions.
  2. In order to submit an abstract, you need first to register on the «ConfTool» Platform.
  3. Registration and abstract submission may be done in two separate steps, using the same log-in for both steps (user name & password).
  4. On the registration form, indicate your first name, last name, affiliation, and further details exactly as they should appear on your abstract.
  5. Create your own ConfTool account (user name and password) for log-in, which will also allow the submission of your abstract.
  6. Even if you have participated in previous GCB Symposia, you need to create a new ConfTool account.
  7. If required, further technical guidance is available on the ConfTool website under User Documentation. Information that is not applicable to the GCB Symposium 2021 can be ignored.


Deadline for abstract submission: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11:59:59pm CET.
Abstract submission will be closed after that date.

Please download the «Guidelines for Registration and Abstract Submission» below for detailed instructions on the submission of your abstract.


Flyer and Program Overview for download.

For details of the GCB Symposium 2022 program, go to the Program tab - a detailed program will be uploaded at least one week prior to the symposium.

The detailed GCB Symposium 2021 program is now available here as a page-turning pdf.




Online forums

Please register (from October 2021) to view the abstracts at: Link:

A pdf document with relevant Zoom and Gather Town Links will be available to download.

Links & Moderators GCB Symposium:

Opening, Keynote, Closing


Links to be published closer to the event


Link to be published closer to the event

Training Session:

Dates, times and Links to be published closer to the event

Program (page turnable online booklet):

Will be published online in a pageturnable pdf closer to the event



Contact for enquiries concerning the GCB Symposium 2022