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ETNA SummerSchool, 12-19.09.2010, Sofia, Bulgaria

Dear colleague,

we are pleased to announce that the ETNA Summer School will take place from  September 12th till 19th in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria. The topic of this year’s ETNA Summer School is "Application of Omics and Bioinformatics in Plant Breeding". We are particularly proud of the high profile speakers who have accepted our invitation to attend the ETNA Summer School (see http://www.eu-summer-school.org ) Learning practical techniques using cutting edge Omics technologies will be central to the ETNA Summer School. Another focus of the Summer School is networking with the high profile scientists as well as developing networks with fellow young researches attending the School.

ETNA offers financial support to attend the Summer School in Sofia. Travel expenses and hotel costs can be reimbursed up to an amount of € 1,000. A social program accompanying the Summer School will be organised. Every successful applicant will be charged a non refundable fee of € 150. The number of participants is restricted to 16.

Who can apply?
PhD students and Postdocs with a maximum of six years work experience.

You can find all information on the website http://www.eu-summer-school.org . To apply for the
ETNA Summer School please click the button "Application" and fill in the required information. Please note that the deadline for applications is 4th August.

Applications will be reviewed by the ETNA Board. Successful applicants will be notified in due course.

On behalf of the ETNA Board,
Prof. Dr. Atanas Atanassov (JGC, ABI, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Dr. Dirk Büssis (GABI, Potsdam, Germany)
Dr. Karin Metzlaff (EPSO, Brussels, Belgium)

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