Deadline: February 20, 2020
Word limit for the abstract: 3000 characters (including spaces)
Registration opens February 2020
To complete both the abstract submission and later the conference registration, you will be redirected to the Masaryk University Portal, which mediates the abstract submission and registration for the NaToxAq Conference in Brno. Further instructions are detailed on this submission portal.
All abstracts accepted to the conference will be publicly accessible after the conference. Please keep this in mind when submitting your abstract in regard to future publications.
Additionally, there will be an option to submit articles linked to this conference to a thematic issue in the Open Access Journal “Environmental Sciences Europe”. All articles submitted will be subject to the normal peer-review procedure of the journal. NaToxAq promotes the European Union’s Open Science plan, therefore encourages all fellow scientists to make their works freely available to those who provide the public funding for our science: citizens and taxpayers.
(before April 3, 2020)
(before May 5, 2020)
|Early stage researcher
|120 €||180 €|
|Regular participant||170 €||220 €|
We are encouraging all Early stage researchers (≤32 years) to apply for financial support to attend the conference. We have funding allocated for travel and/or registration grants. We especially welcome participation middle- and low-income countries (according to OECD, https://muni.cz/go/258876) and would like to support their attendance, however, grant application is not just restricted to them. The grant will only be issued to active participants with accepted conference contribution (poster or oral presentation).
All grant applicants must submit a brief CV, a motivation letter, and a letter of recommendation (max. 1 page each). The motivation letter should highlight the benefits the student will draw from the conference, as well as how their contribution will benefit the community.
The grant application must be submitted before January 30, 2020. It should be sent in a single PDF-file (including the signed letter of recommendation) named “Surname_FirstName_NaToxAq-conference_grant2019.pdf” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The selected students will be informed before March 15, 2020.
Registration required, fee: 30 €
Project leadership for young researchers
Being a young researcher requires leadership skills, in addition to the traditional project management skills. At this 1-day course we will discuss project ownership; how you can evolve from a project manager to become a leader of your own research agenda. This is of course not something that can be accomplished in one day, but here we will elaborate on the leadership topic. Furthermore, we will include some practical tools for your daily project leadership and management that will give you the first stepping-stones for research advancement.
The course will be held by Senior Associate Lecturer, Dr. Lars Holm Rasmussen (University College Copenhagen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/lars-holm-rasmussen-7410058/?originalSubdomain=dk ). He is responsible for the complementary skills training of the NaToxAq fellows. The capacity for the course is limited to 30 attendees – be quick to secure your spot!
Contact ESR14 Barbara Kubíčková (email@example.com) for further information. You register for the course when registration for the hole conference.
Conference Dinner with the opportunity to visit the Mendel Museum – June 11, 2020
Registration required, fee: 30 €
The conference dinner will be hosted in the Augustinian Abbey.
It is a historically significant place for modern science, as Johann Gregor Mendel discovered the rules of heredity here and laid the cornerstone for modern genetics.
This was long thought as something inevitable and omnipresent, but after some time, other scientists independently confirmed Mendel’s findings and genetics were scientifically recognized. Similarly, NaToxAq project is on its own journey of pioneering scientific discovery, investigating the uncharted field of natural toxins and its potential risk to drinking water, making it a fitting venue for the conference dinner.
The venue gives the opportunity to enjoy a summer evening outside, while also allowing for indoor festivities if the weather is less friendly. As well as the conference dinner, there will be opportunities to visit the Mendel museum exhibitions and plunge into the history of the scientist and Augustinian friar.
More information on the Augustinian Abbey can be found here: https://www.gotobrno.cz/en/place/augustinian-abbey-in-brno-and-mendel/