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

Facts and figures

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the EMBL Advanced Training Centre is an ideal venue for advanced training which is one of EMBL’s five core missions.

The Advanced Training Centre project was funded by generous contributions from the host country, Germany, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, and the EMBL member states. The EMBL Advanced Training Centre also benefits from the support of its corporate partners through the Corporate Partnership Programme.

Quick Facts:

  • The building has a total volume of 79,228 m³. This equals the contents of 240 mil. coke cans!
  • It takes up an effective area of 10,037 m². This equals 2 ½ football fields.
  • The outer surface is 4,100 m² and the glass surface is 3,200 m² (120t glass)
    The glass surface of the dome of the Reichstag in Berlin is by comparison 3,000 m²
  • The ceiling height in the Foyer Auditorium is 30 m.
    The height of the Wasserturm in Mannheim is by comparison 60 m.
  • The project employed 21 consultants and specialist planners,
    and 120 building workers at the peak time
Watch the time lapse movie of the construction progress

ATC construction site
ATC construction site
ATC construction site

Press archive

2011 – 2010

Die Kongresslandschat blüht wieder auf
IHK Magazin Rhein-Neckar, April 2011

Studienreise Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar
TW TagungsWirtschaft, February 2011

Für die klügsten Köpfe der Welt
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 10 March 2010

Treffpunkt für die Spitzenwissenschaftler
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 10 March 2010

Neue Heimat für kluge Köpfe
Mannheimer Morgen, 10 March 2010

New training and conference centre for the life sciences at EMBL in Heidelberg
EMBL, 9 March 2010

2009 – 2008

EMBL offers lab training in Europe
Nature, 26 February 2009

Die kühnen Spiralen wachsen
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 26 September 2008

A top ceremony for the Advanced Training Centre
EMBL, 25 September 2008

2007 – 2006

Hopp spendet für Lern-Zentrum
Mannheimer Morgen, 23 May 2007

Investoren sind scharf auf die Region
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 25 October 2006

Vorsprung durch Training
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17 October 2006

Neues Podium für die Forschung
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 7/8 October 2006

Kühne Spiralen in die Zukunft
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 7/8 October 2006

Schavan: “Perle” fügt sich in Heidelberg ein
Mannheimer Morgen, 7/8 October 2006

Lernlabors für Forscher
Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz, 7 October 2006

6 October 2006, 13.00

6 October 2006, 16.00

Giving European science a headstart through training
EMBL, Heidelberg, 6 October 2006

Neues Ausbildungs- und Konferenzzentrum kommt nach Heidelberg
Wirtschaftsmagazin Rhein-Neckar (IHK Mannheim), September 2006