Blog – Course and Conference Office


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. 
Vanessa Rowland

Celebrating International Yoga Day

Every year on June 21, millions of people around the world come together to celebrate International Yoga Day. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, this day highlights the profound physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga. Originating from ancient India, yoga has…

Vanessa Rowland

Meet the EMBL Events Team: Erkin

Erkin Ibragimov is our Sponsorship Coordinator. He joined in October 2022. We learnt some interesting facts about Erkin from our conversation with him and hope that it will help you get to know him and his work better too.

Rebecca Nicholl Decorative word map about training

The FAIR Training Handbook

Members of EMBL-EBI Training have recently published the FAIR Training Handbook; a guide to making training materials Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. The handbook follows on from the success of the team’s paper written in 2020 ‘Ten simple rules for making training…



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