Scientific Visitor Programme

Enabling external scientists and students to benefit from new collaborations, technologies and state-of-the-art equipment

The Scientific Visitor Programme is part of the EMBL International Centre for Advanced Training (EICAT) and provides visiting scientists at all career levels with organisational support, to make their stay at EMBL a productive and pleasant experience.

What we do

EMBL is Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences. Promoting scientific excellence and delivering services to the scientific community are amongst its principal goals. Those are mirrored, among others, through our Scientific Visitor Programme that enables scientists and students from all over the world to benefit from new technologies and equipment at the six EMBL sites.

Given a mutual interest shared with a hosting group or team leader or head of Core Facility at EMBL, visitors can join one of the over 100 EMBL research groups or Core Facilities at different stages of their scientific career for an active collaboration pursuing their own research and taking advantage of the EMBL environment.

Virtual all-EMBL scientific visitor flash talk sessions are organised at regular intervals for current visitors at all EMBL sites, with the aim of bringing them together, allowing networking and providing an overview of the variety of research happening across the sites. Visitors and trainees are invited to present the projects they are pursuing at EMBL.

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Scientific visitors presenting their projects during an all-EMBL visitor flash talk session
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Visitors taking part in a virtual flash talk session
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Scientific Visitor Programme

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Tel: +49 6221 387-8986

EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstr. 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany