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.
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 EMBL 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 EMBL 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 EMBL’s Science Education and Public Engagement office. 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
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 insights into modern molecular biology techniques and discussing their teaching in the classroom
Providing insights into basic research of the human microbiome and examples of transferring microbiome research to the classroom
Offering insights into the most recent advances of genetic enginnering