conferences – Course and Conference Office


Our mission is to train scientists. This blog is a platform for us to share updates on our annual programme, tips and tricks for scientists, new e-learning opportunities, and sometimes just something to make you smile.

The EMBL Course and Conference Office was established in 1983 to support EMBL scientists in the organisation of conferences, medium-sized workshops, practical courses, EMBL internal and one-off events. 
Ashley Dillow

Introducing the 2025 EMBL Annual Poster!

New science awaits! We are excited to introduce you to our brand-new programme coming next year. Have a look at the 2025 EMBL Annual Poster to discover events that will enhance your skills, connect you with scientific communities, and keep you updated on the latest discoveries in life science…

Ashley Dillow

Our new programme is here! Are you ready for 2024?

2024 is a special year for us: it marks 50 years of EMBL! As such, we’ve got a fantastic programme lined up for you. Check out our 2024 EMBL Annual Poster and mark your calendars, because we’re already thrilled to see you here for another year of fascinating science, networking with…

Rebecca Nicholl EMBL's transversal themes

Discover our new events

In line with EMBL’s transversal themes, we’ve introduced some new events for 2024’s calendar of courses and conferences. EMBL’s research aims to understand the basis of life, gaining a molecular understanding of organisms in the context of different environments. EMBL scientists…

Ashley Dillow

The 2023 EMBL Annual Poster is here!

Are you ready for another year full of groundbreaking science? We sure are! Our 2023 EMBL Annual Poster is out now, and we’re already looking forward to welcoming you to EMBL for a new year of scientific exchange, training and development, and networking amongst peers. New meetings on topics such…

Carolina Cuadras

Meet the EMBL Events Team: Diah

You’ve just got to meet Diah. She is one bright star whose sparkle shines when she speaks, and you’ll end up smiling every time you talk to her. She joined the Course and Conference Office in 2012, then moved to her home country of Indonesia in 2018 before re-joining EMBL in 2020 (yes, in the…

Carolina Cuadras

Celebrating 10 years of Chromatin and Epigenetics

Our upcoming EMBL Conference: Chromatin and Epigenetics is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! Although this year’s conference will be very different in format (yup, you guessed right: virtual!), the topics to be discussed will be as exciting as always. We spoke to Asifa…

Rianne Moes

Win a free registration to a 2021 conference of your choice

This year didn’t quite go as planned, but we are ready to kick-start 2021 the right way. That is why we are giving away four free registrations to a 2021 conference of your choice. How can you win?  Quite simply:  Caption this! Leave your answer on the picture of our yeast cell…