Head of Communications
We seek to maximise the societal benefit of our knowledge and skills by helping to inspire the next generation of researchers, engineers, technicians, and other professionals, informing national and European policymaking, and providing opportunities to inform and engage society.
Our communications and outreach activities aim to raise awareness of our innovative research and training programmes, cutting-edge science and technology, and activities for the benefit of Europe.
Our audiences include high-school students and teachers, policymakers, funding agencies and elected officials, journalists, researchers and technicians, and members of the public in our member states and beyond.
EMBL has communications representatives in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
EMBL provides high-quality information and advice to the media on research and technological developments and their societal, health, and environmental impacts. We also host journalist visits to EMBL sites and organise interviews and background briefings with scientists.
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EMBL supports many engagement initiatives to provide direct connections between our scientific community and secondary and tertiary students, teachers, and the public. These include tours and visits to EMBL facilities for interested groups, individuals, or the media.
EMBL’s science education department, the European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS) shares the scientific discoveries of EMBL through inspiring learning and outreach experiences. The activities are open to European school science teachers, and to young learners of all backgrounds aged between 10 and 19 years.
If you are a scientific visitor, please find more information on the Scientific Visitor Programme pages.
EMBL’s online presence has now shifted decisively to our new website, embl.org
Difficult times couldn’t stop Osamu Shimomura from embarking on a successful research career. Grasping opportunities as they arose, he would later discover Green Fluorescent Protein – which has become an indispensable tool in labs around the world today.