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



EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Innate immunity in host-pathogen interactions

Date: 17 – 20 July 2022
Wesley Burford, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

“The conference provided a great opportunity to network with internationally recognized scientists in my field, create meaningful professional connections, broaden my scientific perspective, and further my laboratory collaborations. These meetings are an essential part of my training and development in research.”

EMBL Conference: Transcription and chromatin

Date: 27 – 30 August 2022
 Shivali Dongre, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

“I really enjoyed the experience of my first EMBL conference! The talks were great, the science was exciting and I learnt loads and met many cool PhD students and scientists. I look forward to coming back in two years!!!”

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The complex life of RNA

Date: 12 – 15 October 2022
 Meghali Aich, CSIR-IGIB, India

“This EMBL conference has been an enriching experince for me, especially presenting my work in an international platform and meeting some of the experts in this field has been really helpful for understanding my work better and also implement certain experimental design.”

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The neurovascular interface

Date: 7 – 10 November 2022
 David Attwell, University College London, UK

“I thoroughly recommend attending a meeting at EMBL, where the relatively small number of participants allows you to network and discuss science with true leaders in the field as well as with the future leaders, PhD students and post-docs doing outstanding research.”


EMBO Practical Course: C.elegans: from genome editing to imaging

Date: 17 – 23 June 2022
Participant: Antonela Lavatelli, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Spain

“This course far exceeded my expectations: it was the perfect mixture of theory, hands-on experiments and networking. An incredible opportunity not only to learn but also to meet people from all over the world.”

EMBL Course: Super-resolution microscopy: time-resolved STED nanoscopy (Virtual)

Date: 8 – 5 July 2022
Participant: Teresa Coronado, Microscopy Core Facility, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

“My experience at EMBL was lovely and stimulating. The knowledge I acquired through this short time has improved my learning and practical skills. EMBL is a great place for scientific resources; a friendly environment both socially and professionally.”

EMBO Practical Course: Synthetic biology in action: beyond standard metabolism

Date: 11 – 18 September 2022
Alberto De Maria, DTU Biosustain, Denmark

“By joining the course I discovered other research fields in SynBio and met great scientists among the lecturers and the participants. I gained a lot in terms of knowledge and inspiration that will influence my own research in the years to come.””

EMBL Course: The Fundamentals of High-End Cell Sorting

Date: 30 October – 4 November 2022
Alexandra Vujkovic, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

“I am amazed by how inspirational and educational this practical course was. People from all over the world joined and together we had a great week learning more about a topic all of us are passionate about!””