PhD Conference 2020 

- postponed -

Made apparent by the recently increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus in Europe including Hungary, the situation is so dynamic that each day brings a new turn of events. Unfortunately it has become clear that we have to take the very difficult decision to postpone both the OBIC International and PhD Conference to 2021.

This decision has not been an easy one to make, as many of you were looking forward to attend the conference, as were we. However, the Hungarian government ordered a state of emergency in order to curb the spread of the virus in time and serious travel restrictions were put in place (from today on Hungarian borders are closed for foreign citizens). You may already be aware from the news that universities around Europe are closed and governments are taking every necessary measure to contain the epidemic, which sadly involve cancelling coming events and conferences.

Our preparations have been underway and we were very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to Budapest, for all that we are planning to reschedule the conferences to next year May with the same program if possible - but further information will be provided in time.

There are indeed challenging times, but we are confident that the goals and values of the conference will remain.
Thank you for your understanding.
Take care of yourselves and one another.