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The philosophy of ASCOS is to bring together all sciences involved in optical (bio)chemical sensors. As we intend to keep the level of the course as high and the tutor-student interaction as effective as possible, the number of participants is limited to around 60.
Participants are chosen based on an application basis, taking into account their scientific excellence and and background as well as their activities in related fields.

For the application for ASCOS 2019, please prepare the following documents:

  • a motivation letter,
  • a 1-page CV, and
  • your list of publications,

merge them into one pdf file and upload during the application process.
Junior researchers (below PhD) should add a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

A notification of acceptance will be sent via email individually to all successful applicants together with final registration and payment details.


Registration and Grant Application Deadline:         25.3.2019
Notification of Acceptance                                         1.5.2019
Final Registration Deadline:                                        1.6.2019
Payment Due Date:                                                 15.6.2019
Please note that we have to add a surcharge to late payments.


Full Registration Fee:                    730 €
Discounted Registration Fee:        500 €
Registration fee includes admission to the course and all social events, ASCOS 2019 course materials, accommodation (seven nights), full board and coffee breaks.


Bona-fide students may apply for a discounted registration fee (500 €), which will be provided to a limited number of participants.


  • All payments must be made in Euros.
  • Detailed payment instruction will be sent individually to all successful applicants.

Please note that

  • all payments must be received prior to June 15, 2019
  • we have to add a surcharge to late payments
  • cancellation fees apply

Please do not transfer any money before having received official notification of acceptance!