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Ultrastructure expansion microscopy – Course and Conference Office

EMBO Practical Course

Ultrastructure expansion microscopy

Overview

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

Course overview

Expansion microscopy (ExM) physically magnifies specimens, allowing to obtain super-resolution images using a conventional diffraction-limited microscope such as confocal microscopy. This powerful technique is easy to implement but it requires some hands-on training. The gain in resolution can be further enhanced with the use of super-resolution microscopes such as STED. This course centered on the Ultrastructure Expansion Microscopy (U-ExM) based techniques applied to mammalian cells aims at disseminating and discussing expansion microscopy protocols and is intended for cell biologists, parasitologists, etc, with applications ranging from tissue to cells.

Audience

This course is intended for researchers ranging from PhD students to post-docs and senior scientists as well as staff from bioimaging platforms who wish to establish expansion microscopy in their respective institutes.

Modules/Resources

  • Principles of expansion microscopy techniques with a focus on U-ExM based techniques
  • U-ExM
  • Cryo-ExM
  • iU-ExM

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Apply ultrastructure expansion microscopy on your own samples once back in your laboratory (sample preparation and imaging). Note that depending on your sample, the preparation might slightly differ.
  • Spread the technique to your colleagues in their respective laboratories
  • Choose the most appropriate expansion microscopy protocols for your needs

What past participants say about the course

“The Expansion Microscopy course at EMBL was comprehensive and did an excellent job at introducing us to a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, whilst putting us in close contact with experts that discussed the best options for our specific samples to ensure a successful adaptation at our home institutes.”

– Alicia Cuber, King’s College London

“This course was the best I have ever attended, with lots of practicals, discussions and networking opportunities! I feel ready to apply in my lab what I learnt from this course!”

– Marina Arbi, University of Patras, Greece

This course has a recommendation rate of 100% by previous attendees.

Speakers

Speakers, trainers, and staff

Marine Laporte

University of Lyon

France

Ali Shaib

University of Göttingen Medical Center

Germany

Scientific organisers

Marine Laporte

University of Lyon

France

Course organisers

Iva Gavran

Course and conference officer

EMBL Heidelberg

Germany

Swetlana Krez

Training Lab Technician

EMBL Heidelberg

Germany

Programme

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  • Some pre-course work (such as watching pre-recordings, protocol reading and computational exercises) with estimated time 0-10 hours will be required and will be shared in advance of the course.
  • Some speakers may need to join virtually to give their lecture or Q&A, and the programme is subject to change.
Day 1 – Monday 15 April 2024
Time (Berlin/Germany)SpeakerLocation
08:40 – 08:45Bus from hotel to EMBL ATC EntranceISG Hotel
08:45 – 09:00RegistrationCourtyard room A & B
09:00 – 09:15EMBL intro and House notes (incl safety)Courtyard room A & B
09:15 – 09:30Course overview
Virginie Hamel – University of Geneva, Switzerland
Courtyard room A & B
09:30 – 10:15Overview of ultrastructure expansion microscopy methods
Paul Guichard – University of Geneva, Switzerland
Courtyard room A & B
10:15 – 10:45Coffee breakCourtyard room Foyer
10:45 – 11:45Flash talks from all participantsCourtyard room A & B
11:45 – 12:15EMBL Scientific Training Team: Ice breaking activity: Challenges and ExpectationsCourtyard room A & B
12:15 – 13:15Lunch BreakEMBL Canteen
13:15 – 14:00Introduction to practical 1: Expansion protocols:
Vincent Louvel (GROUPS 3, 4)
Cryo-fixation
GROUP 1
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Marine Laporte
Chemical fixation (MetOH, PFA/GA)
GROUP 2
Trainers: Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo
Training Lab / Flex lab
14:00 – 14:45Introduction to practical 1: Expansion protocols:
Vincent Louvel (GROUPS 3, 4)
Cryo-fixation
GROUP 2
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Marine Laporte
Chemical fixation (MetOH, PFA/GA)
GROUP 1
Trainers: Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo
Training Lab / Flex lab
14:45 – 15:00Coffee BreakCourtyard room A & B
15:00 – 15:45“One” novel Expansion Microscopy technique
Ali H. Shaib – University of Göttingen Medical Center, Germany
Courtyard room A & B
15:45 – 16:00Coffee BreakCourtyard room Foyer
16:00 – 16:45Introduction to practical 1: Expansion protocols:
Vincent Louvel (GROUPS 1, 2)
Cryo-fixation
GROUP 3
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Marine Laporte
Chemical fixation (MetOH, PFA/GA)
GROUP 4
Trainers: Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo
Flex Lab A & B
16:45 – 17:30Introduction to practical 1: Expansion protocols:
Vincent Louvel (GROUPS 1, 2)
Cryo-fixation
GROUP 4
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Marine Laporte
Chemical fixation (MetOH, PFA/GA)
GROUP 3
Trainers: Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo
Flex Lab A & B
17:30 – 18:30Discussion on the Responsible Conduct of ResearchATC Rooftop Lounge
18:30 – 19:30DinnerEMBL Canteen
19:30 – 19:40Shuttle bus to Hotel ISG from EMBLEMBL stop
Day 2 – Tuesday 16 April 2024
Time (Berlin/Germany)SpeakerLocation
08:40 – 08:50Bus from hotel to EMBL ATC EntranceISG Hotel
08:50 – 09:00Overview of the dayCourtyard room A & B
09:00 – 09:15Freeze substitution
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Vincent Louvel
Courtyard room A & B
09:15 – 10:00Cryo-expansion microscopy (Cryo-ExM)
Marine Laporte – University of Lyon, France
Courtyard room A & B
10:00 – 10:45Sample rehydration
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel, Caroline Simon
U-ExM and iU-ExM STEP 1
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel, Caroline Simon
Training Lab / Flex lab
10:45 – 11:30Poster session 1 (Posters 1-8)ATC Foyer
11:30 – 12:00Coffee breakCourtyard room Foyer
12:00 – 12:45Poster session 1 (Posters 1-8)ATC Foyer
12:45 – 13:45Lunch breakEMBL Canteen
13:45 – 14:30Gelation chamber and U-ExM and iU-ExM STEP 2
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
14:30 – 15:00Coffee breakCourtyard room Foyer
15:00 – 15:45U-ExM and iU-ExM STEP 3
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
15:45 – 16:30Applications of U-ExM from centriole architecture to human pathologies
Virginie Hamel – University of Geneva, Switzerland
Courtyard room A & B
16:30 – 17:00Coffee breakCourtyard room Foyer
17:00 – 17:30U-ExM and iU-ExM STEP 4
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
17:30 – 18:15Sabrina Absalon: Applications of U-ExM to the Plasmodium falciparum parasiteCourtyard room A & B
18:15 – 20:00Tips & Tricks with Pizza DinnerATC Rooftop Lounge
20:00 – 20:10Shuttle bus to Hotel ISG from EMBLEMBL stop
Day 3 – Wednesday 17 April 2024
Time (Berlin/Germany)SpeakerLocation
08:40 – 08:50Bus from hotel to EMBL ATC EntranceISG Hotel
08:50 – 09:00Overview of the dayCourtyard room A & B
09:00 – 10:00Immunostaining STEP 1
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
10:00 – 10:45Poster session 2 (Posters 9-16)ATC Foyer
10:45 – 11:00Coffee breakCourtyard room Foyer
11:00 – 11:45Poster session 2 (Posters 9-16)ATC Foyer
11:45 – 12:45Lunch breakEMBL Canteen
12:45 – 13:30Immunostaining STEP 2
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
13:30 – 14:00Coffee break – IC exhibitionEMBL Imaging Centre
14:00 – 14:45Yeast U-ExM and beyond
Gautam Dey – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Courtyard room A & B
14:45 – 16:30Immunostaining STEP 3
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
16:30 – 17:15Shuttle bus to Old town Heidelberg from EMBL (with a 15 min stop at ISG hotel)EMBL stop
17:15 – 19:30Heidelberg Old Town tour
19:30 – 21:30Downtown dinner
Day 4 – Thursday 18 April 2024
Time (Berlin/Germany)SpeakerLocation
08:40 – 08:50Bus from hotel to EMBL ATC EntranceISG Hotel
08:50 – 09:00Overview of the dayCourtyard room A & B
09:00 – 09:45iU-ExM STEP 5
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
09:45 – 10:15Coffee breakCourtyard room A & B
10:15 – 10:45iU-ExM STEP 6
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
10:45 – 12:30Imaging session (U-ExM)
Widefield microscopes (GROUP 1, GROUP 2)
Confocal STED microscopes (GROUP 3, GROUP 4)
Trainers: Niccolò Banterle, Dietrich Walsh, Caroline Simon, Felix Mikus, Marine Laporte
Microscopy room
12:30 – 13:30Lunch breakEMBL Canteen
13:30 – 14:15iU-ExM STEP 7
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
14:15 – 15:15Imaging session (U-ExM)
Widefield microscopes (GROUP 3, GROUP 4)
Confocal STED microscopes (GROUP 1, GROUP 2)
Trainers: Niccolò Banterle, Dietrich Walsh, Caroline Simon, Felix Mikus, Marine Laporte
Microscopy room
15:15 – 15:30iU-ExM STEP 8
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
15:30 – 16:30Imaging session (U-ExM)
GROUPS 1,2 – 2 STED microscopes
Trainers: Niccolò Banterle, Caroline Simon, Felix Mikus, Dietrich Walsh
Microscopy room
15:30 – 16:30Coffee break with Meet the speakers/organizers
GROUPS 3,4
Courtyard room Foyer
16:30 – 17:00iU-ExM STEP 9
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Hiral Shah, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
17:00 – 17:30iU-ExM STEP 10
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
17:30 – 18:30Imaging session (U-ExM)
GROUPS 3,4 – 2 STED microscopes
Trainers : Niccolò Banterle, Caroline Simon, Felix Mikus, Dietrich Walsh
Microscopy room
17:30 – 18:30Coffee break with Meet the speakers/organizers
GROUPS 1, 2
Courtyard room Foyer
18:30 – 19:30iU-ExM STEP 11
GROUPS 1,2,3,4
Trainers: Caroline Simon, Lorène Bournonville, Johanna Tocci, Felix Mikus, Margarida Araujo, Marine Laporte, Vincent Louvel
Training Lab / Flex lab
19:30 – 20:30DinnerEMBL Canteen
20:30 – 20:40Shuttle bus to Hotel ISG from EMBLEMBL stop
Day 5 – Friday 19 April 2024
Tme (Berlin/Germany)SpeakerLocation
08:40 – 08:50Bus from hotel to EMBL ATC EntranceISG Hotel
08:50 – 09:00Overview of the dayCourtyard room A & B
09:00 – 10:45Imaging session (iU-ExM)
Widefield microscopes (GROUP 1, 2)
Confocal STED microscopes (GROUP 3, 4)
Trainers: Niccolò Banterle, Dietrich Walsh, Caroline Simon, Felix Mikus, Vincent Louvel
Microscopy room
10:45 – 11:15Coffee breakCourtyard room Foyer
11:15 – 13:00Imaging session (iU-ExM)
Widefield microscopes (GROUP 3, 4)
Confocal STED microscopes (GROUP 1, 2)
Trainers: Niccolò Banterle, Dietrich Walsh, Caroline Simon, Felix Mikus, Vincent Louvel
Microscopy room
13:00 – 14:00Lunch breakEMBL Canteen
14:00 – 15:45Final discussion round, course feedback, poster prizes and closing remarksCourtyard room A & B
15:45 – 16:00Shuttle bus to Heidelberg train station EMBL stop

Practical information

Registration fees and motivation letter

The course is limited to 16 participants. For selection purposes, please note that your application will not be considered without a letter of motivation.

Registration

Registration fees 
This EMBO course includes accommodation and transportation to and from the ISG Hotel to the venue.

Academia€500
PhD Student€500
Industry€1000

A letter to support your visa application will be issued, on request, once payment of the registration fee is confirmed. We recommend that you book your visa appointment as soon as possible, to avoid any delay with your visa application.

Confirmation and payment

The registration fee should be paid only after acceptance to the course. The results will be announced approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.

Motivation letter submission

After you have logged in and successfully registered, you will receive an email asking you to submit your motivation letter. Click on the link provided and enter your motivation letter in the text box provided. Alternatively you can submit your motivation letter by clicking on the link on the confirmation page directly after registering.

Instructions

  1. Include your relevant skills, experience and qualifications showing why you would be suitable for the course.
  2. Explain why you would like to attend, including what you can contribute and how you think you will benefit from the course.

Please note:

  • The limit of 2000 characters refers to manually typed text and excludes spaces. If an error occurs try using a different web browser (preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).
  • If you copy-paste the text into the form, hidden formatting might still be included which may cause the text to exceed the 2,000 character limit resulting in an error message. We recommend you clear all formatting before pasting in the text.
  • If you have special symbols in your text, make sure you are using Unicode characters, otherwise these will not be recognised.

For detailed instructions, please watch our video on how to submit a course motivation letter.

Further details

For further information about registration and motivation letter submission please refer to the FAQ page.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Limited financial assistance is provided by the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme and EMBO in the form of registration fee waivers, travel grants, and childcare grants.

Your place in the course is only confirmed by paying the registration fee, which is mandatory even when receiving a fee waiver.

Registration fee waiver

The fee waiver will cover the registration sum that you have paid to attend the course.

Travel grant

The travel grant will cover the cost of travel (airfare, train, bus, taxi, accommodation, visa, and/or registration fees*) and is provided up to specified caps which are normally as follows:

– up to €400 for participants travelling to an EMBL Course within Europe.

– up to €1000 for participants travelling to an EMBL Course from outside Europe.

– up to €500 for any participant travelling to an EMBO Practical Course.

– up to €1000 for any participant working in Chile, India, Singapore or Taiwan travelling to an EMBO Practical Course.

– up to €700 for any participant working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, and Turkey travelling to an EMBO Practical Course.

*Registration fees are only covered for EMBO Practical Courses

The organisers may reduce the grant cap to accommodate more participants. Recipients will be notified of their travel cap amount when they are informed of the outcome of their application. Original receipts must be provided with your signature for all costs incurred within two months of completion of travel. Scanned copies cannot be accepted.

Childcare grant

There is the possibility to apply for a childcare grant to offset child care costs incurred by participants, speakers, and organisers when attending a conference.

Eligible costs include (but are not limited to) fees for a baby-sitter or child-care facility, and travel costs for a caregiver. Please note that priority will be given to early stage researchers. In order to apply for this grant, you must be registered by the abstract submission deadline. There is a limited amount of funding available for the childcare grants and funds will be distributed amongst eligible applicants.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds travel grant

Applies to selected courses only. Availability will be indicated during the motivation letter submission process.

This grant covers costs related to your attendance at the course (registration, travel and accommodation costs). The grant is restricted to PhD students and postdocs who conduct basic biomedical research.

Whether you are eligible to apply for a travel grant, depends on when you received your university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, A-Levels, High School Diploma, Final State Examination):

– for PhD and MD students, as well as graduates, the university entrance qualification must not have been obtained more than 11 years ago at the time of the envisaged course

– for postdocs, the university entrance qualification must not have been obtained more than 13 years ago at the time of the envisaged course

Application

You may apply for financial assistance when submitting your motivation letter for courses. In your application, you will be asked to answer questions regarding why your lab cannot fund your attendance and how your attendance will make a difference to your career. Application for financial support will not affect the outcome of your registration application.

For the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant, there is a pre-application question during the motivation letter submission process, and if selected you will be requested to complete a standard form and documentation consisting of your travel expense estimation.

Selection

The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all financial assistance during the motivation letter selection process. Results will be announced approximately 6-8 weeks before the event start date, however for some events this may be delayed. Selection results do not impact your admission to the course. Selection is based on scientific merit, your current work or study location, the reasons for needing financial support, and the impact this event will have on your career.

Reimbursement

Costs will be reimbursed after the meeting only once a reimbursement form and original receipts (from travel costs) have been received.

Further details

See our list of external funding opportunities and for further information about financial assistance please refer to the FAQ page.

Accommodation and shuttles

Hotel

Accommodation in single rooms, including breakfast, is included in the registration fee. Accommodation has been booked for you at the ISG Hotel for the default dates of 14 to 19 April (5 nights). Any additional nights need to be booked and paid for by you. We recommend that all course participants stay at the ISG Hotel which is the dedicated hotel for the course.

Local transport

Shuttle buses will go from the ISG Hotel to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings. A bus schedule and location of the bus stops will be made available prior to the meeting.

Further details

Address: EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

For further information on getting to EMBL Heidelberg visit our Travel Information page.

For enquiries about accommodation and local transportation please refer to the FAQ page.

On-site information

Catering

All meals and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. Our catering staff will prepare a wide variety of vegetarian meals, meat and fish dishes, soups, pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a variety of desserts.

Please wear your badge at all times when serving yourself.

No food or drinks are allowed in the laboratories.

Electricity and charging station

In most places the electricity is 220 volts AC (50 cycles). An adaptor and a plug that fits the German socket may be needed for your appliances/laptop (i.e. American, Japanese, etc.). A USB charging station for electronic devices is available at the registration desk.

EMBL Merchandise

If you are interested in purchasing an EMBL souvenir (products presented in the glass display in the registration area), please ask at the registration desk for more information.

Health and safety notes

Do not smoke in any EMBL building.
Eating and drinking is prohibited in all laboratories.
Do not enter any restricted areas or the laboratories unless instructed to do so.

If first aid is required …

  • The first aid room is located next to the ATC Registration Desk (room 10- 205).
  • Dial the Emergency number 222 from any EMBL internal phone only.
  • Where is the accident? What happened? How many injured?
  • Emergency number 06221-387 7821 from mobile phones.
  • Please report all accidents to the conference officer at the registration desk.

In case of fire …

  • Press the nearest fire alarm button or the Emergency number 222 from any internal phone.
  • A loud fire alarm will go off if an evacuation is required. On hearing the alarm leave the building immediately following the escape route and fire wardens and head to one of the meeting points
  • Do not use the lifts.

Beyond first aid…

Please remember to bring your own medication, if needed, to the conference. Note that the next pharmacy is a 4-minute drive from the EMBL, but for many medications you will be required to see a doctor to get a prescription.

Ensure in advance that your medical insurance will cover you during your visit in the event that you do need to see a doctor while in Heidelberg. In any case, the EMBL Course and Conference Office will assist you to get to the pharmacy and a doctor of your choice if necessary.

Internet

Wi-Fi is available on campus. Log in using the EMBL-Events network and the event specific password, which will be provided on site. The eduroam network (secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community) is also available.

Lost and found

‘’Lost and Found’’ items are kept at the registration desk until the end of the conference.

Luggage

There are lockers available on-site to store your luggage, which require a 2 EURO coin to operate. There is another luggage room on level E0, which is free to use but remains unlocked during the conference.

Nursing room

There is a nursing room available in the ATC Rooftop Lounge on level A29.

Photography

During the conference, an EMBL Photographer may be taking photos. If you would not like to appear in these, please inform the photographer or a member of the Course and Conference Office.

Printing

We can help to print your boarding pass/train ticket. Please send it to events@embl.de and collect your print-outs at the registration desk.

Room for prayer, yoga, and meditation

There is a room for prayer, meditation, and yoga located on level E0 behind the Auditorium. Please be respectful of others using the room.

Sightseeing

A variety of activities in Heidelberg can be found on the website of Heidelberg Marketing.

Travel to and from the venue

During the event, we provide conference shuttle buses to and from EMBL. In addition, there is the public bus 39A that serves the EMBL campus and taxis can be easily booked at any time. Information on the shuttle buses can be found on the individual event website and more detailed information on travelling to EMBL can be found on our Travel Information page.

Additional information

Address: EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Please find additional information including FAQs, terms and conditions, COVID-19 safety policy and travelling to EMBL on our Information for Participants page.

Technical requirements and event software

Event software

The EMBL eCampus learning platform will be used to collaborate, communicate and network with all of the course participants. All participants will receive information on how to join shortly before the course. We recommend using Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox browsers for eCampus. 

Additional information

Please find additional information including FAQs, terms and conditions and travelling to EMBL on our Information for Participants page.

Sponsors

Media partners

 

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 events, 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.

Warning

EMBL wishes to warn sponsors of EMBL conferences and courses of fraudulent schemes purporting to offer sponsorship opportunities on behalf of EMBL or affiliated with EMBL officials. One current scam campaign of which we are aware is conducted using the name ‘Judy Eastman’ (judy@gopcontact.a2hosted.com) and entails approaches to sponsors offering sponsorship opportunities on EMBL’s behalf. Please be kindly advised that all relevant communication regarding sponsorship of EMBL conferences, symposia and courses is handled by EMBL directly and is sent from an official EMBL account. EMBL does not work with any external providers on sponsorship acquisition.

Please also note that:

  • EMBL never provides attendee lists for purchase. Any offers of such are fraudulent.
  • EMBL will never call or email you to ask for your credit card details or to request a payment.
  • All payments are on invoice.

Suspicious communications purportedly from, for or on behalf of EMBL should be reported to EMBL at the following email address sponsorship@embl.de.

Media kit

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Date: 15 - 19 Apr 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Organisers:

  • Niccolo Banterle
    EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    • Gautam Dey
      EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
      • Paul Guichard
        University of Geneva, Switzerland

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