Courses and Conferences

EMBL Courses and Conferences are a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction

The EMBL Course and Conference Office supports EMBL and external scientists in the organisation of conferences, workshops, practical courses, and key EMBL events.

The annual programme of onsite courses and conferences is centred on EMBL’s dedicated Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg but extends to events at the EMBL’s other sites and online.

EMBL’s courses and conferences are advanced, innovative, and open. Equality, diversity, and inclusivity are central to our training values at EMBL, as outlined in our inclusivity criteria for courses and conferences.

As part of EMBL’s external training unit, the CCO exists to achieve EMBL’s mission to train scientists, students and visitors at all levels. The team’s service has created a framework where scientists can concentrate on science and critical discussion and its Course and Conference Programme facilitates networking opportunities between scientists at all stages of their careers.

Our services

EMBL Courses and Conferences are a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction.

The EMBL Course and Conference Office facilitates the strengthening of relationships between international scientists in cutting edge life science research across a large range of disciplines by handling the operational aspects of top-class training events in a non-profit environment.

Event management and coordination
  • Financial forecasting & budget management
  • Production of event webpage & conference publications
  • Delegate management and registration
  • Coordination and handling of abstracts
  • Key contact for all logistical aspects of the event

Venue management
  • Coordination of room bookings & requirements
  • Onsite logistical management
  • Overall planning and supervision of events in the EMBL Advanced Training Centre

  • Development & execution of event marketing campaigns
  • Securing advertising exchange agreements
  • Pursuing new promotional possibilities to attract a wide audience both within and outside of EMBL member states
  • Critically assess feedback and develop according to EMBL scientists’ needs

  • Work with the EMBL scientists to obtain financial support for events, including grants
  • Development of a sponsorship strategy and promotional material
  • Acquisition and management of sponsorship bookings
  • Organisation of sponsorship exhibition
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EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC)

The ideal venue in which to hold scientific conferences or practical courses in the heart of Europe.

As a non-profit organisation, EMBL’s exhibition prices reflect the real cost of your participation and are not tailored to make a profit. All the money acquired through sponsorship is used to cover event-related costs and helps us keep the registration fees as low as possible.

On the video, exhibitors share their experience and the value they gained from exhibiting at the EMBO|EMBL Symposium “Seeing is Believing -Imaging the Processes of Life” dated 6-10 October 2015.