Formerly known as European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences
Our inspiring educational experiences share the scientific discoveries of EMBL with young learners aged 10-19 years and teachers in Europe and beyond. We belong to EMBL’s Science Education and Public Engagement office.
Molecular biology is an integral part of life sciences curricula throughout Europe. As life sciences research is moving forward at an enormous pace it is very important to have a clear idea of its true scope and its potential to have dramatic effects on society.Edit
Our professional development opportunities for teachers aim to empower educators to share the latest developments in life sciences with their students. Our courses are open to science educators teaching at secondary schools in Europe and beyond and held in English unless stated otherwise. All of our trainings are free of charge.
The ELLS LearningLABs are teacher training courses held face-to-face over 2–3 days or virtually across several weeks. All courses provide an update on current scientific research and offer teaching and learning materials that bring real-life science into the classroom. Face-to-face courses include training in laboratory or bioinformatics practices.
The ELLS TeachingBASE workshops are 60-120 minute long teacher training sessions that provide hands-on training on using classroom-ready teaching and learning materials developed by ELLS. All TeachingBASE workshops take place live on Zoom.
Explore research approaches towards exploring life in context
Providing current insights in the field of cell biology and tools for teaching the topic
FutureLearn course on teaching genomics by Wellcome Connecting Science in collaboration with EMBL and STEM Learning UK
Getting familiar with educational resource which teaches DNA cloning using the computer
Getting familiar with educational resource which teaches PCR using the computer
Getting familiar with educational resource which teaches PCR using paper materials
Exploring the latest research on the microbiome and presenting bioinformatics activities for the classroom
Providing insights into CRISPR-based genome editing techniques and discussing its teaching in the classroom.
Providing theoretical and practical training in well-established and more advanced laboratory techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology
Providing insights into modern molecular biology techniques and discussing their teaching in the classroom