The European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS) invites European secondary school science teachers to apply for the ELLS LearningLAB “The new gene technology revolution – exploring genome engineering and transgenic animal research” which will take place between 19 and 21 March 2017 in European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany. The course is in English and free of charge.
The 2.5-day professional training course for secondary school science teachers will consist of a mix of seminars by EMBL scientists, hands-on activities, lab experiments and visits to state-of-the-art research facilities at EMBL. The programme will cover a wide range of topics and highlight the use of cutting-edge gene technologies and transgenic animals in research, and how these topics may be transferred to the classrooms.
The course will:
The first course day (19 March) will take place at the seminar room of the Hotel ISG in Heidelberg-Boxberg. The second and third day (20-21 March) will take place at EMBL Heidelberg.
For those staying in the hotel, a shuttle bus will be provided, transferring participants between hotel and EMBL. Please note that there will be no shuttle service for getting from Heidelberg city centre to the Hotel ISG on the 19th March (first day) where the course starts. Participants are kindly asked to make their own way up to the Hotel ISG for the start of the course at 16:30 (see below).
Getting to Hotel ISG on 19th March
Instructions on how to reach the Hotel ISG can be found here: Travel to Hotel ISG
Getting to EMBL on 20th/21st March
General instructions on how to reach EMBL can be found here: Travel to EMBL Heidelberg
If you travel by car, please use the free car parking lot “P1” on the left hand side as you arrive in Meyerhofstraße. You will find the ATC building at the top of the footpath leading up the hill.
Leaving EMBL on 21st March
There will be a shuttle service taking participants from EMBL Heidelberg to the Heidelberg main train station after the end of the course.
Participants who do not reside in Heidelberg will be provided with single-room accommodation free of charge for 2 nights (19th and 20th March, i.e. Sunday to Tuesday) at the Hotel ISG in Heidelberg-Boxberg. If you require accommodation, please indicate this in the application form.
If you required accommodation for additional nights, please arrange this directly with the hotel at your own cost.
Travel expenses to and from the course location in Heidelberg, Germany need to be covered by the LearningLAB participants.
We have a small number of ELLS travel bursaries sponsored by Sartorius AG available to cover part of an individual’s travel expenses. These bursaries are aimed at participants who would have difficulties attending the course without financial aid.
If you would like to apply for a bursary, please fill in the bursary section in the course application form.
Eligibility requirements for ELLS travel bursary sponsored by Sartorius AG
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of:
After attending the course, bursary recipients are asked to provide a short statement describing the reasons for having applied for teacher training course and travel bursary, the benefits of attending the course and the impact the course had on their work in the classroom.
Applications for the course are now closed.
Following your course application, you will receive an email between 7 and 14 February notifying you whether your application has been successful. You will then be asked to confirm your attendance by completing our registration process within a couple of days, so please ensure you will have access to email between these dates.
Application deadline: 5 February 2017
Acceptance notification date: 7-14 February 2017
Maximum number of course participants: 20
Minimum number of course participants: 12
Registration fee: none
A detailed course programme will be provided to successful applicants closer to the time of the course.
Date: 19 - 21 March 2017
Topic area: Genome biology
Contact: ELLS Team