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Laboratory workshop, NCSR “Demokritos”, September 2021

ELLSconnect LearningLAB for Greek secondary school biology teachers, 11-12 September 2021


The Institute of Biosciences and Applications (IBA) of NCSR “Demokritos”, in collaboration with the European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS) of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the OPENSCREEN-GR network, organize a laboratory seminar (workshop) for Greek secondary school biology teachers. The seminar will take place on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 2021 at the premises of IBA/NCSR “Demokritos”.


The training course is organised as part of the ELLSconnect LearningLAB programme of EMBL’s science education department ELLS, bringing together teachers, EMBL scientists and alumni.

Course content

The aim of the workshop is to support the continuing education of secondary school biology teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to gain theoretical know-how and hands-on expertise on current topics in biochemistry and molecular biology, such as gene expression, gene modification, bioinformatics, personalized medicine, confocal microscopy, drug design and identification of bioactive compounds, bioethics, and more.

Languages: Greek and English

Location: in person or online, depending on the public health situation

Participation fee: free of charge

Certification: participants will be given a certificate of participation

Further information: Ms Paraskevopoulou at Tel. +30 210 650 3582

Requirements & certificate

A large portion of the course will be held in the Greek language, so a high degree of Greek will be required to successfully complete the course.

Participants receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.


To apply, please complete the application form which can be found on the course webhttp://bio.demokritos.gr/el/announcements/200-labseminarpage and submit it by email to: labseminar@bio.demokritos.gr

Application deadline: 2 August 2021

Please note that cancellations and non-attendance might jeopardise the viability of the course for other participants.

Date: 11 - 12 September 2021

Application deadline: 2 Aug 2021

Topic area:  Methods in molecular biology

Format: Face-to-face

Location: Greece

Contact: Ms Paraskevopoulou

Organiser: NCSR "Demokritos", ELLS, OPENSCREEN-GR network