Plasticity across scales: from molecules to phenotypes – Course and Conference Office

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

Plasticity across scales: from molecules to phenotypes


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Symposium Overview

This symposium aims to bring together a diverse group of scientists to discuss phenotypic, developmental and transgenerational plasticity from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, focusing on its underlying molecular mechanisms and its role in driving evolutionary novelty. The meeting is designed to provide an interactive platform for scientists who share a common interest in plasticity but usually do not meet, within an intensive conference setting. 


Ian Baldwin

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology


Ralf Sommer

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology


Benjamin Tu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Scientific Organisers

Conference Organisers

Iva Gavran

EMBL Heidelberg



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EMBO reports, an EMBO Press journal

Open Biology, a Royal Society journal


Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information.

If you are interested in becoming a media partner of this event, please visit our media partnerships webpage.


EMBO | EMBL Symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration in the European research area. They provide scientists with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on forward-looking topics and new developments in the life sciences.

Topics emphasise upcoming developments and the interdisciplinary nature of related fields. Jointly funded and organised by EMBO and EMBL – and complementary to their respective courses, workshops, and conference programmes – the symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration.

All symposia are held in the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC) in Heidelberg, Germany, or virtually.

Date: 26 - 29 Oct 2022

Location: EMBL Heidelberg


  • Ehab Abouheif
    McGill University, Canada
    • Alexander Aulehla
      EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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