News & Views – 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. 
Rebecca Nicholl Holobiont: driving biodiversity and agriculture research

Explore environmental DNA for assessing biodiversity

Learn how to apply metabarcoding analysis to eDNA for assessing biodiversity with the NERC Environmental Omics Facility (NEOF), UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK-CEH), and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Insitute. Sequencing DNA barcodes from mixed sources of DNA is being increasingly…

Ashley Dillow

Our new programme is here! Are you ready for 2024?

2024 is a special year for us: it marks 50 years of EMBL! As such, we’ve got a fantastic programme lined up for you. Check out our 2024 EMBL Annual Poster and mark your calendars, because we’re already thrilled to see you here for another year of fascinating science, networking with…

Carolina Cuadras

Best poster prize winners at ‘Developmental metabolism’

This year, a new and very special community formed at the EMBO Workshop ‘Developmental metabolism: flows of energy, matter, and information.’ Scientists from different disciplines including developmental biology, molecular metabolism, mathematics, and physics got the chance to exchange…

Guest Writer

Sympo-celium: A fungal network of student organisers

Thoughts of a Symposium Organiser: 25th EMBL PhD Symposium Collective behaviour is everywhere we look. From the macroscale of worldwide shipping lanes to the ordered chaos of searching bees. Unfortunately, we are not bees. But, we, as an organising committee have tapped into a hive-mind mentality…

Rebecca Nicholl EMBL's transversal themes

Discover our new events

In line with EMBL’s transversal themes, we’ve introduced some new events for 2024’s calendar of courses and conferences. EMBL’s research aims to understand the basis of life, gaining a molecular understanding of organisms in the context of different environments. EMBL scientists…

Rebecca Nicholl

Upcoming deadlines at EMBL-EBI Training

Are you looking for computational training? These events are due to close their applications very soon, don’t miss your chance to join us in Hinxton, UK at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute. Trainees look at files and computers together in the EMBL-EBI Training suite Trainer,…