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

EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC)

Spectacular and dynamic, the EMBL Advanced Training Centre on the Heidelberg campus – which celebrated its grand opening in March 2010 – provides the ideal venue in which to hold scientific conferences or practical courses in the heart of Europe.

Constructed to facilitate the delivery of advanced scientific training and education, the EMBL Advanced Training Centre provides participants with exceptional amenities; from the spacious Klaus Tschira Auditorium, exhibition space and catering facilities, to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, computer facilities and on-site laboratories for cutting-edge practical courses.

With outstanding and eye-catching architecture inspired by DNA’s double helix, the EMBL Advanced Training Centre is a striking and distinct venue close to the historic Heidelberg. Awe-inspiring views across the Rhine valley from the Rooftop Lounge create a unique and relaxed environment for networking and socialising.

With the latest high-tech equipment on-site, the EMBL Advanced Training Centre is an innovative and modern venue for EMBL´s Course and Conference programme that balances function with ingenuity and charisma.

Klaus Tschira Auditorium

The impressive Klaus Tschira Auditorium is the heart of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre and our largest meeting room.

Meeting rooms

The EMBL Advanced Training Centre features 14 meeting and event rooms (including 3 small meeting rooms for 16 people each upon request) in addition to the Klaus Tschira Auditorium.


Catering at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre is exclusively provided by our staff restaurant.

Heidelberg and region

The EMBL Advanced Training Centre is located in the picturesque hills of the historic Heidelberg. Heidelberg is centrally located in the prosperous Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, a part of Germany that has attracted a significant number of global companies and major international research institutions.

Photo from a lower passage way facing upwards to the ceiling of the Advanced Training Centre (ATC)

Aline Schnieder | Sophie Dutzi
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Meyerhofstraße 1
69117 Heidelberg