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

Become an event reporter

In an effort to share our unique events with scientists who cannot attend due to financial constraints, EMBL is offering free places to conference reporters who will post to social media from the conference and write a report summarising the meeting. This opportunity is being offered for all conferences and symposia taking place at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany and virtually.

EMBL events offer some of the best training and development for life researchers in the world. PHOTO: EMBL Course and Conference Office
Conference participants in the Klaus Tschira Auditorium, PHOTO: EMBL Course and Conference Office

What’s in it for me?

Come and take part in an on-site or virtual EMBL conference or symposium for free. Registration fees are waived for event reporters. For on-site events, you will still need to cover your travel and accommodation.

What will I have to do?

  • Document the event on social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or a personal blog
  • Write a short report on the conference and submit to marketing@embl.de.

How can I apply?

To apply, please send a motivation letter including your scientific background and social media handles to marketing@embl.de. All applications will be evaluated after the on-site registration deadline. Late applications will be considered only in case no event reporter has been selected yet and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

To view past event reports, check out our blog.

Financial assistance

Learn more about the Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants available for EMBL courses and conferences in Heidelberg.