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Our mission is to train scientists. This blog is a platform for us to share updates on our annual programme, tips and tricks for scientists, new e-learning opportunities, and sometimes just something to make you smile.


The EMBL Course and Conference Office was established in 1983 to support EMBL scientists in the organisation of conferences, medium-sized workshops, practical courses, EMBL internal and one-off events. 

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Ashley Dillow

Meet the trainer – Nico Claassens

We’d like to introduce you to Nico Claassens, one of the trainers of the course ‘Synthetic biology in action: beyond standard metabolism’. Nico himself was a participant of this long-standing course and has now joined as one of the trainers. We spoke to him about how his participation in 2015…



Ashley Dillow

The road back to event catering: an interview with Viktor Schmidt

An integral part of any event is, of course, the food! At EMBL, we’ve got an incredible Food Services Team who take care of our cafeteria, canteen, and event catering needs. We spoke to Viktor Schmidt, Catering and Service Coordinator, about the transition back to on-site events after the…


Julie Heinecke

Meet the EMBL Events Team: Ashley

Ashley has been part of the Course and Conference Office since January 2022. Even though the length of time isn’t that long yet, it feels like she has always been a part of the team and we can’t really picture it without her! Her positive, can-do attitude is infectious, and she…


Ashley Dillow

The 2023 EMBL Annual Poster is here!

Are you ready for another year full of groundbreaking science? We sure are! Our 2023 EMBL Annual Poster is out now, and we’re already looking forward to welcoming you to EMBL for a new year of scientific exchange, training and development, and networking amongst peers. New meetings on topics such…




Julie Heinecke

Meet the EMBL Events Team: Asal

Asal wears many hats in the EMBL Events team. She is our sponsorship guru, taking care of everything from raising money for our courses and conferences to working with different journals and societies for in-kind partnerships. During the pandemic, she was our technology wiz spearheading a project…


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