Conference Registration & Payment

Online registration for the main conference and tutorials has now closed, however late registration may be possible - please contact the EMBL conference office. Online registration for virtual participation is still open. Note also that virtual participation in tutorials is not possible.

Registration Fees:

Academia:450 Euro
PhD Student:400 Euro
Industry:725 Euro
Virtual Participation:100 Euro
Tutorials:75 Euro per tutorial

Registration includes admission to the conference, conference materials, meals and coffee breaks: accommodation is not included. For information about hotels and transport, please see the Venue page. For full details about registration, payment and refunds, please see the EMBL meeting participant terms and conditions. Please note: VIZBI Tutorials are not included in the conference registration fee.

Virtual Participation

For VIZBI 2014 we will offer 'virtual participation', which allows access to a live web stream of high-quality video covering all scheduled talks during the main conference (does not cover tutorials). The web streaming service also allows virtual participants to type in questions for the speaker via chat, which are passed to the session chair during question period at the end of each talk. We highly recommend you first test the web streaming on your system using EMBL's Media Requirements page. Virtual participants can also choose to upload a short video which will be displayed during one of the Lightning talk session - for details, see the Posters page. The registration deadline for virtual participation is 22 February 2014.

Click here to register for virtual participation

ISCB Discount

Members of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) receive a 15% registration discount. We encourage VIZBI 2014 participants to consider joining before registering, to receive the discount and additional benefits. If you are an ISCB member, you can register with the ISCB discount by entering below the email address associated with your ISCB account - you will need to use the same email address when you register for VIZBI 2014:


CPP Registration Fellowships

A limited number of EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) fellowships provide two different kinds of support, as follows:

Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.

Travel Grant: Up to �400 for participants travelling from the European continent and up to �1000 for participants travelling from outside Europe (receipts of travel will be submitted to the EMBL Course and Conference Office and the exact sum for travel expenses up to the cap will be reimbursed).

Participants coming from the following countries will be given priority: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey. Africa, South and Central America and Asia (excluding China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea).

To apply, you need to complete both steps below on or before 9 December 2013:

  1. Send an email to addressing each the following points:
    • Are you applying for a CPP Registration Fee Waiver, a CPP Travel Grant, or both?
    • Please state the name and email address of your lab head, as well as the institute and country you are based.
    • Attach a statement from your supervisor explaining support provided by the laboratory budget.
    • Attach a statement of support from your supervisor explaining their support for your attendance.
    • Please give reasons why your lab can not fund your attendance.
    • How will attending this conference make a difference to your career?
    • What will you contribute extraordinarily to this conference?
  2. You will then receive a reply which includes an upload link. To be eligible for a CPP fellowship, you must also use this link to upload an abstract and image describing your work on or before 9 December 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: CPP Registration Fellowships are only available to support attendance of the VIZBI meeting. We cannot offer support to applicants wishing to attend the VIZBI Tutorial Day only.

If you have any questions about the CPP fellowships, please contact the EMBL conference office.

The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships in December 2013. If you are awarded a fellowship, you will be notified in early January 2014. Please note that you must pay your registration fee by the payment deadline (31 January 2014). The EMBL Course & Conference Office will request your bank details and will reimburse the registration fees after the event. Travel Grants can only be reimbursed after the event, and once the receipts have been submitted.

Complimentary Press Pass

A limited number of complimentary press passes available for VIZBI 2014. To apply, you will need to specify which publications you represent. After you apply, we will inform you as soon as possible whether we can allocate a press pass to you. If we cannot grant a complimentary press pass, you will still be able to finalise your registration later with an online payment.

Click here to apply for a press pass