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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. 
Carolina Cuadras

Poster prize winners at BioMalPar XIX

This year the annual EMBL Conference ‘BioMalPar XIX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite’ took place 23 – 25 May in a hybrid format. If you have been to BioMalPar before, you know how special this community is and that you wouldn’t want to miss the event! One essential…

Carolina Cuadras

Beyond disciplines: science and art converge at VIZBI 2023

Written by event reporter Patricia Bondia The VIZBI congress is a one-of-a-kind event that highlights the power of visualisation in comprehending complex scientific data. Experts from a wide range of disciplines — from genomics to ecosystems and art — come together to share their latest…

Rianne Moes

Record attendance at New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology

Written by event reporter Magdalena Wutkowska. This year’s EMBO|EMBL Symposium: New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology took place 7-9 July 2021. For the first time in its history, the meeting was held virtually, with a record of over 650 attendees from all over the world. The three…


Friend or Foe: Transcription and RNA Meet DNA Replication and Repair

Event Report by Apoorva Baluapuri, University of Würzburg, Germany RNA and DNA were first described by the Swiss biologist Friedrich Miescher in 1868. About 150 years later, we stand at crossroads of the two disciplines which have arisen as a result of dedicated research on both molecules.…


‘From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology’ shines virtually

Event report by Jesus Victorino, PhD student at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Four Novembers ago, I arrived in Heidelberg on my 24th birthday which I celebrated carrying my first poster as a freshmen PhD student. Back in those days, a hypothesis with an outline of my future experiments…


Tackling gender imbalance in academia

Event report by Suzanna Prosser, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada Gender imbalance is a longstanding issue in academia, with men still more likely to progress to the highest levels. Institutional and individual biases, attitudes, and self-limiting beliefs are only some of…


14th EMBL Conference: Transcription and Chromatin

Event Report by Apoorva Baluapuri, University of Würzburg, Germany As it happens frequently in life, there is always something good that comes out of a bad situation. The scientific world seems to be in the midst of such a situation, where all possibilities to share exciting discoveries and…


BioMalPar goes virtual!

By guest EMBL Event Reporter Thomas Locke, founder of https://www.fightmalaria.co.uk/ Despite the coronavirus pandemic, EMBL’s BioMalPar conference could still take place online. Nearly 400 participants from around the world attended the virtual meeting to share the latest research into…