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15 July - 19 July 2024

Proteomics bioinformatics

15 July 20242024CourseEMBL-EBI

Barbara Etzi

Thank you to those of you who have applied we have now selected our participants and wait list There are no more spaces available You can however register your interest for the 2025 course here This course provides hands on training in the basics of mass spectrometry MS and proteomics bioinformatics You will receive training on how to use search engines and post processing software quantitative approaches MS data repositories the use of public databases for protein analysis annotation of subsequent protein lists and incorporation of information from molecular interaction and pathway databases The practical elements of the course will take raw data from a proteomics experiment and analyse it You will be able to go from MS spectra to identifying and quantifying peptides and finally to obtaining lists of protein identifiers that can be analysed further using a wide range of resources The final aim is to provide you with the practical bioinformatics knowledge you need to go back to the lab and process your own data when collected This course is organised in association with the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie VIB the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology Pre recorded material may be provided before the course starts that you will need to watch read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event In person courseThe course fee is inclusive of four nights of accommodation and catering including dinner We plan to deliver this course in person onsite at our training suite at EMBL EBI Hinxton Please be aware that we are continually evaluating the ongoing pandemic situation and as such may need to change the format of courses at short notice Your safety is paramount to us you can read our COVID guidance policy for more information All information is correct at time of publishing... Thank you to those of you who have applied, we have now selected our participants and wait list. There are no more spaces available. You can however register your interest for the 2025 course here. This course provides hands-on training in the basics of mass spectrometry (MS) and proteomics bioinformatics. You will receive training on how to use search engines and post-processing software, quantitative approaches, MS data repositories, the use of public databases for protein analysis, annotation of subsequent protein lists, and incorporation of information from molecular interaction and pathway databases.The practical elements of the course will take raw data from a proteomics experiment and analyse it. You will be able to go from MS spectra to identifying and quantifying peptides, and finally to obtaining lists of protein identifiers that can be analysed further using a wide range...

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EMBL-EBI

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18 August - 26 August 2024

Advances in cryo-electron microscopy and 3D image processing

18 August 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Julia Mahamid, Sebastian Eustermann, Simone Mattei, Lori Passmore, Henning Stahlberg

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations of advanced cryoEM techniques from sample preparation to data collection to image processing... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview Technology advances in cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) over the last decade have transformed our understanding of biomolecular structures across different spatial scales. CryoEM has unique capabilities for obtaining structural information in situ, within complex (cellular) environments, and to obtain atomic-level structures of biologically flexible and heterogeneous macromolecular assemblies. With the advent of the cryoEM ‘resolution revolution’, the method has undergone a tremendous growth in user base. Yet, emerging breakthroughs, such as new (correlated) imagine technologies and in AI-based image processing, demonstrate the potential for cryoEM to make another leap forward towards new frontiers. Therefore, in depth advanced training is essential to ensure future...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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Closed

24 August - 27 August 2024

Transcription and chromatin

24 August 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Shelley Berger, Eileen Furlong, Luca Giorgetti, Jürg Müller

The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription including cis regulatory function long range regulation 3 dimensional looping the basal transcriptional machinery RNA polymerase regulation and function nucleosome positioning chromatin modifications chromatin remodelling and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Late poster abstracts for this conference will still be considered. Please contact nathalie.sneider@embl.org if you are interested in presenting a poster. This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Conference overview The EMBL ‘Transcription and chromatin’ conference has a long-standing tradition in shaping the field of transcriptional regulation. The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription including cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling, and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing. The meeting contains many talks...

Conference

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
19 August 2024
Registration (On-site)
Closed
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Closed

1 September - 10 September 2024

Current methods in cell biology

1 September 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Niccolò Banterle, Beth Cimini, Simone Koehler

The course aims to expose researchers with different backgrounds to the diverse cutting edge methods developed for cell biology to showcase how integrated approaches can address the current big questions in cell biology... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview In the past decade, cell biology has undergone transformational changes resulting from improvements in single molecule imaging technologies and in-situ structural biology. At the same time, the emergence of deep learning approaches that have revolutionised the field of image analysis together with techniques that complement imaging approaches to e.g. dissect the mechanical properties of cells have provided a wealth of quantitative high-dimensional data for cell biologists. The wealth of data available to cell biologists also comes with new challenges in data handling, data analysis, and data interpretation. To allow researchers to design appropriate experiments and translate the data into meaningful knowledge requires insight into which techniques are best suited to address a specific...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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Closed

1 September - 6 September 2024

Genome engineering: CRISPR/Cas in cells and mice

1 September 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Neil Humphreys, Kristof Kersse, Birgit Koch, Elisabeth Zielonka

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This course will provide training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR Cas9 system Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using bioinformatics tools generation of gene knock outs knock ins and target... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This course will provide training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system. Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using bioinformatics tools, generation of gene knock-outs/knock-ins, and target validation using the most current technologies. The course will be split into two groups (mammalian cells OR mice) based on participants’ expertise. Please note that all participants are expected to engage in all sessions. Participants should plan for approximately 1 hour extra per day for self paced learning modules. Audience This course is aimed at researchers who are familiar with basic molecular and cell biology techniques and who want to learn how to create an engineered mammalian cell...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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Closed

2 September - 5 September 2024

Imaging mouse development

2 September 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Jan Ellenberg, Kate McDole, Isabel Espinosa Medina, Robert Prevedel, Shankar Srinivas

OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Conference overview This workshop aims to bring together and help establish an emerging community with the common goal of four dimensional reconstruction of mammalian development A number of long standing questions surrounding... OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Conference overview This workshop aims to bring together and help establish an emerging community with the common goal of four dimensional reconstruction of mammalian development. A number of long­standing questions surrounding the early development of mammals have been inaccessible to molecular research due to technical limitations and poor physical accessibility of these processes. How is the body plan established in the early embryo? How is morphogenesis coordinated with lineage specification? The recent revolutions in advanced light microscopy and bioimage informatics have opened up completely new avenues to address these questions and make fundamental advances in our understanding of the developing mammalian embryo. The...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
22 August 2024
Registration (On-site)
22 July 2024
Abstract submission
Closed

9 September - 12 September 2024

Chemical biology 2024

9 September 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Yimon Aye, Bryan Dickinson, Maja Köhn

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Conference overview The conference sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse emerging fields within chemical biology It is the largest and longest standing conference in the... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Conference overview The conference sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse, emerging fields within chemical biology. It is the largest and longest-standing conference in the field, being a platform for inspiration, collaboration, and networking for researchers in academia and industry. We aim to provide the possibility for every chemical biologist to meet and discuss with peers topics ranging from tool development to biological applications, from computational protein design to new drug modalities. Session topics Chemical biology meets drug discovery Chemical biology of posttranslational modifications Non-coding RNA and unusual RNA products Lipids and lipidation Chemical...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
02 September 2024
Registration (On-site)
29 July 2024
Abstract submission
Closed

9 September - 16 September 2024

Membrane protein expression, purification, and characterisation 3 (mPEPC3)

9 September 20242024CourseEMBL Hamburg

Maria Garcia Alai, Simon Mortensen, Kim Remans, Henning Tidow

OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary pogrammePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This hands on course focuses on training participants on how to work with membrane proteins troubleshooting in the wet lab during solubilisation and reconstitution and conducting experiments at the beamlines and during early stages of cryoEM screening To perform integrated... OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary pogrammePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This hands-on course focuses on training participants on how to work with membrane proteins, troubleshooting in the wet lab during solubilisation and reconstitution, and conducting experiments at the beamlines and during early stages of cryoEM screening. To perform integrated structural biology experiments, well equipped crystallisation and cryo-EM facilities, as well as beamlines for SAXS for time-resolved macromolecular crystallography will be used. Audience Applicants in the early stage of their research careers (mid to end of PhD project or early postdoctoral career) will be given preference based on their application. We also welcome applications from non-academic labs. Modules Transient transfection of mammalian cells for recombinant Integral Membrane Proteins (IMP)...

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EMBL Hamburg

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Closed

15 September - 22 September 2024

Synthetic biology in action: engineering synthetic systems

15 September 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Sven Panke, Vitor Pinheiro, Karen Polizzi, Nico Claassens, Velia Siciliano

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview Synthetic Biology SynBio has become a rapidly developing area for tackling a large number of challenges in life science research This is due to a combination of foundational advances in technologies such as large scale DNA synthesis and new methods that allow integrating such raw... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview Synthetic Biology (SynBio) has become a rapidly developing area for tackling a large number of challenges in life science research. This is due to a combination of foundational advances in technologies, such as large-scale DNA synthesis and new methods that allow integrating such raw synthesis power into engineering approaches. Those include genome wide small RNA regulation, dCas9-based regulation, and multiplexed genome engineering. Such fresh approaches fuel new types of biotechnological applications with immense impact on both fundamental science and society. This course will be offered in both onsite and virtual format, with different modules available to each format. It will provide the best and most exciting novelties in the field and focus on exploiting tools and concepts of SynBio...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration
Closed

17 September - 20 September 2024

Reconstructing the human past: using ancient and modern genomics

17 September 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Johannes Krause, Ida Moltke, Maanasa Raghavan, Pontus Skoglund

Combining genome wide data from ancient and modern populations opens new windows into the past Population scale sequencing projects investigating past and present human diversity have already provided us with extraordinary insights into patterns of human variation and mobility through time and space This meeting will involve scientists from population genetics bioinformatics microbiology anthropology archaeology and history and will strengthen future interactions in this young research field that is already changing the way we think about our past and will shape how we study genetic variation in the future... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Symposium overview Combining genome-wide data from ancient and modern populations opens new windows into the past and, importantly, their integration with archaeological evidence and historical records elucidates aspects of human history and cultural evolution of past societies. Population-scale sequencing projects investigating past and present human diversity have already provided us with extraordinary insights into patterns of human variation and mobility through time and space. Moreover, genome-wide data from archaic human remains, such as Neandertals and Denisovans, allows to investigate human evolution in action and to provide direct insights into genetic changes that define our own lineage. The available...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
10 September 2024
Registration (On-site)
06 August 2024
Abstract submission
Closed

23 September - 27 September 2024

Single-cell RNA-seq analysis with Python

23 September 20242024CourseVirtual

Juanita Riveros

This course covers the analysis of single cell RNA seq data using Python and command line tools Participants will be guided through droplet based single cell RNA seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to cell clusters Furthermore you ll learn how to generate common plots for visualisation and analysis of gene expression data including TSNE UMAP and violin plots Please note that participants will not analyse their own data as part of the course There will however be ample opportunity to discuss their research and ideas with other course participants and trainers Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre recorded lectures live presentations and trainer Q A sessions Practical experience will be developed through trainer led computational exercises and group activities Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack Pre recorded material may be provided before the course starts that participants will need to watch read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event In the week before the course there will be a brief induction session Computational practicals will run on EMBL EBI s virtual training infrastructure meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09 00 17 30 BST each day of the course Trainers will be available to assist answer questions and provide further explanations during these times... This course covers the analysis of single cell RNA-seq data using Python and command line tools. Participants will be guided through droplet-based single cell RNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to cell clusters. Furthermore, you'll learn how to generate common plots for visualisation and analysis of gene expression data, including TSNE, UMAP, and violin plots.Please note that participants will not analyse their own data as part of the course. There will, however, be ample opportunity to discuss their research and ideas with other course participants and trainers.Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through trainer-led computational exercises and group activities. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous...

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Virtual

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Closed

23 September - 27 September 2024

Metagenomics bioinformatics at MGnify

23 September 20242024CourseVirtual

Meredith Willmott

Learn about the tools processes and analysis approaches used in the field of genome resolved metagenomics This course will cover the use of publicly available resources to manage share analyse and interpret metagenomics data focussing primarily on assembly based approaches The delivered content will involve participants learning via live lectures and presentations followed by live Q As with the trainers Practical experience will be developed in group activities and in computational exercises run using containerised tools on our training infrastructure... Learn about the tools, processes, and analysis approaches used in the field of genome-resolved metagenomics.This course will cover the use of publicly available resources to manage, share, analyse, and interpret metagenomics data, focussing primarily on assembly-based approaches.The delivered content will involve participants learning via live lectures and presentations, followed by live Q&As with the trainers. Practical experience will be developed in group activities and in computational exercises run using containerised tools on our training infrastructure.

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Virtual

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Closed

30 September - 3 October 2024

Defining and defeating metastasis

30 September 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Eduard Batlle, Johanna Joyce, Daniel Klimmeck, Joan Massagué, Samra Turajlic

This symposium will bring together researchers from diverse fields to enhance our understanding of the dissemination and metastatic colonisation of tumour cells It will provide a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange on current approaches and future collaborations on metastasis and its therapeutic challenges... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Symposium overview In its second edition, this symposium will cover emerging key concepts of latent metastasis and dissemination of tumour cells including evolution and genetic diversity of metastasis, circulating tumour cells, stemness, dormancy and stromal reprogramming, transcriptional and epigenetic control, motility and invasive signalling, metastatic heterogeneity, EMT and plasticity, immune evasion, and metabolic adaptations. The meeting will provide a unique interdisciplinary exchange on current approaches and future collaborations on metastasis and its therapeutic challenges. Metastasis research is a nexus for several of the most exciting areas and technical developments of current cancer biology and...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
23 September 2024
Registration (On-site)
19 August 2024
Abstract submission
19 July 2024

8 October - 11 October 2024

Molecular mechanisms in evolution and ecology

8 October 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Gilles Fischer, Jordi van Gestel, Kimberley Kline, Sara Mitri, Antonis Rokas

This conference series has become known for exploring yeasts as models to study questions of general relevance to evolution and ecology Experts will speak on a range of topics including evolution theory ecology genetics cell biology genomics systems biology metabolic modelling and engineering... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia Kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Conference overview Dramatic advances in omics technologies and genetic engineering now enable us to tackle one of biology’s most fascinating problems – how evolution works in life’s communities and ecosystems. Gaining mechanistic insights requires bringing together multiple disciplines and viewpoints. The focus of this workshop series is on interspecies and cell-environment interactions across living organisms, with a special focus on bacteria, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses. The workshop series aims to highlight the latest technological advances, amplify scientific and societal focus on biodiversity, and showcase studies on the vital role of microbes in planetary ecosystems. The 2024 meeting will bring together...

Conference

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
01 October 2024
Registration (On-site)
27 August 2024
Abstract submission
20 July 2024

13 October - 18 October 2024

Metabolite and species dynamics in microbial communities

13 October 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg, Other

Sunil Laxman, Kiran Patil, Elisabeth Zielonka, Maria Zimmermann-Kogadeeva

The main goal of the course is to equip the participants with the state of the art concepts in microbial ecosystems and introduce them to the key tools towards gaining mechanistic insights in community dynamics... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This is a two-hub course taking place in parallel at both EMBL Heidelberg, Germany and the Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSC) Campus in Bangalore, India. Applicants can apply for either location and are encouraged to apply for the one that is closest to them. Course overview Metagenomics studies are rapidly uncovering the compositional richness of microbial communities in diverse habitats ranging from the oceans to the human gut. While their fundamental role in our health and environment is undeniable, there is an urgent need for unravelling molecular mechanisms underlying the dynamics of these communities. This requires a combined experimental and computational approach. Recent studies (including those from the organisers’ and speakers’ labs) have underlined the success of such integrative...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg, Other

Registration
22 July 2024

15 October - 18 October 2024

The complex life of RNA

15 October 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Elena Conti, Olivier Duss, Torben Heick Jensen, Karla Neugebauer

This symposium brings together leaders in the RNA field post docs and students with the aim of disseminating and discussing the most recent findings of information added to mRNAs The programme will include among others sessions on transcription RNA processing and modification mRNA export and localisation mRNA surveillance and decay translation and the control of mRNA expression by microRNAs... OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Symposium overview Before the genetic information stored in DNA can be used to direct cell growth and metabolism, it has to be transferred into RNA. Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that code for proteins and noncoding RNAs are key components in the transmission of genetic information in all life forms – from viruses to complex mammalian organisms. Following the great success of the 2022 edition of this long-standing symposium, we are looking forward to returning in 2024, bringing together leaders in the RNA field, post-docs and students, with the aim of disseminating and discussing the most recent results. The programme will include topics on transcription, RNA processing and modification, mRNA export and localisation, mRNA...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
08 October 2024
Registration (On-site)
03 September 2024
Abstract submission
23 July 2024

21 October - 26 October 2024

Imaging down to single-molecule resolution: STED & MINFLUX nanoscopy

21 October 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Clara Gürth, Charlotte Kaplan, Marko Lampe, Ulf Matti, Julia Menzel, Sebastian Schnorrenberg

OverviewSpeakers trainers and staffPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview The aim of the course is to train microscopy users in different super resolution microscopy methods Stimulated Emission Depletion STED and MINFLUX nanoscopy Both techniques overcome the diffraction limit of light with the help of a donut shaped laser beam... OverviewSpeakers, trainers, and staffPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview The aim of the course is to train microscopy users in different super-resolution microscopy methods: Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) and MINFLUX nanoscopy. Both techniques overcome the diffraction limit of light with the help of a donut-shaped laser beam, thereby achieving resolutions that are impossible with conventional light microscopy.The course combines scientific lectures by experienced researchers from the super-resolution field with hands-on sessions at the different super-resolution microscopes and in the laboratory. Participants will gain a technical understanding of the methods as well as an overview of different application fields and imaging techniques, sample preparation, and data handling for both STED and MINFLUX. After the course, participants...

Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
29 July 2024

29 October - 31 October 2024

Managing a bioinformatics core facility

29 October 20242024CourseEMBL-EBI

Barbara Etzi

This knowledge exchange workshop is an opportunity for managers of bioinformatics core facilities to learn from EMBL EBI s service teams and from each other These facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the life sciences The landscape is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge as experiments become increasingly data intensive and as their users experimental researchers become more exposed to the power of data driven biology This course will allow participants to share experiences discuss challenges and solutions that they face and plan ways to cope with the ever changing demands raised by the molecular life science field It will include sessions to learn from bioinformatics service providers hear how others have tackled common problems and work together to design core services resource them and measure their impact A limited number or travel bursaries are available Please see the Additional information tab for conditions... This knowledge exchange workshop is an opportunity for managers of bioinformatics core facilities to learn from EMBL-EBI’s service teams, and from each other. These facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the life sciences. The landscape is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge, as experiments become increasingly data intensive, and as their users – experimental researchers – become more exposed to the power of data-driven biology.This course will allow participants to share experiences, discuss challenges and solutions that they face, and plan ways to cope with the ever changing demands raised by the molecular life science field. It will include sessions to learn from bioinformatics service providers, hear how others have tackled common problems, and work together to design core services, resource them, and measure their impact.A limited number or travel...

Course

EMBL-EBI

Registration
28 July 2024

4 November - 8 November 2024

Structural bioinformatics

4 November 20242024CourseVirtual

Juanita Riveros

This course provides a guide to the commonly used methods and tools in structural bioinformatics to analyse and interpret experimentally determined and AI predicted macromolecular structure data Structural biology determining the three dimensional shapes of biomacromolecules and their complexes can tell us a lot about how these molecules function and the roles they play within a cell Data derived from structure determination experiments and Artificial Intelligence AI assisted structure prediction enables life science researchers to address a wide variety of questions This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the investigation analysis and interpretation of both experimentally determined and predicted biomacromolecular structures It will focus on how best to analyse and interpret available structural data to gain useful information given specific research contexts The course content will also cover predicting function and exploring interactions with other macromolecules Successful participants may be sent materials prior to the course These might include pre recorded talks and required reading or online training that will be essential to fully engage with the course... This course provides  a guide to the commonly used methods and tools in structural bioinformatics to analyse and interpret experimentally determined and AI-predicted macromolecular structure data.Structural biology, determining the three-dimensional shapes of biomacromolecules and their complexes, can tell us a lot about how these molecules function and the roles they play within a cell. Data derived from structure determination experiments and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted structure prediction enables life-science researchers to address a wide variety of questions.  This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the investigation, analysis, and interpretation of both experimentally determined and predicted biomacromolecular structures. It will focus on how best to analyse and interpret available structural data to gain useful information...

Course

Virtual

Registration
28 July 2024

4 November - 8 November 2024

The fundamentals of high-end cell sorting

4 November 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Beata Ramasz, Diana Ordonez

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This course includes a robust theoretical part on the fundamentals of cell sorting delivered by world leading experts and practical sessions on using standard cuvette sorters In addition the course program will include principles applications and hands on sessions on Image Cell Sorting ICS... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This course includes a robust theoretical part on the fundamentals of cell sorting delivered by world-leading experts and practical sessions on using standard cuvette sorters. In addition, the course program will include principles, applications, and hands-on sessions on Image Cell Sorting (ICS), allowing attendees to get in touch with this exciting technology! Audience The course is intended for Ph.D. students and postdocs who are starting to use or already using cell sorting in their research projects. Applicants with previous active knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry and regular use of flow cytometers in daily research will profit most from the course content. Modules/Resources The topics that will be covered include; instrument set-up and validation, correct operation to...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
05 August 2024

5 November - 8 November 2024

DNA replication: from basic biology to disease

5 November 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Anja Groth, Thanos Halazonetis, Helle Ulrich

OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationSponsorsAboutMedia Kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Symposium overview There has been tremendous progress in the past few years regarding our understanding of DNA replication in eukaryotes both yeast and mammals Many important questions in the field are poised to be answered... OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationSponsorsAboutMedia Kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Symposium overview There has been tremendous progress in the past few years regarding our understanding of DNA replication in eukaryotes, both yeast and mammals. Many important questions in the field are poised to be answered within the next decade. These include understanding DNA replication at the biochemical and three-dimensional protein structure levels. In addition, studies using high throughput technologies at the cellular and organismal levels are poised to answer how accurate replication of the genome is ensured by controlling origin firing in space and time. Session topics Replisome structure Origin selection, licensing and firing Chromatin replication Replication stress and fork stability Replication in cancer...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
08 October 2024
Registration (On-site)
24 September 2024
Abstract submission
13 August 2024

14 November - 15 November 2024

The next generation in infection biology

14 November 20242024ConferenceVirtual

Maria Bernabeu, Jan Kosinski, Eva Kowalinski, John Lees, Lizette de Paula, Nassos Typas

Infectious diseases are among the most prevalent causes of human illness and death in the world Pathogens infect humans and all life forms on Earth being able to cross species barriers thereby adversely impacting human and planetary health Fundamental research in Infection Biology is urgently needed to find therapies for longstanding and emerging infectious diseases... OverviewOrganisers and speakersParticipating organisationsPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview After the success of the virtual 2022 edition, this conference will return in a virtual format. Conference overview Infectious diseases are among the most prevalent causes of human illness and death in the world. Pathogens infect humans and all life forms on Earth, being able to cross species barriers, thereby adversely impacting human and planetary health. Fundamental research in infection biology is urgently needed to find therapies for longstanding and emerging infectious diseases.   The EMBL Conference ‘The next generation in infection biology’ is a platform for late-stage postdoctoral scientists in the field of infection biology to present their work and connect with the leading European institutions in infection biology. The speakers...

EMBL Conference

Virtual

Registration
07 November 2024
Abstract submission
15 September 2024

17 November - 22 November 2024

Humanized mice: immunotherapy and regenerative medicine

17 November 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Christian Münz, Jan Jacob Schuringa, Leonard Shultz, Brian Soper, Renata Stripecke, Anja Wege

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview Humanized mouse models became an integral part of basic and translational biomedical research for the understanding of human pathologies and for development of new therapies Human cells or tissues implanted in mice can reflect human hematopoiesis immunity oncology infections physiology... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview Humanized mouse models became an integral part of basic and translational biomedical research for the understanding of human pathologies and for development of new therapies. Human cells or tissues implanted in mice can reflect human hematopoiesis, immunity, oncology, infections, physiology and genetic polymorphisms. The development of immunotherapeutic drugs, cell and tissue therapies rely on the preclinical testing to assess their potency and safety. “Big pharma” and biotech companies include humanized mice in the non-clinical development portfolio. Humanized mouse models have varied among laboratories regarding the use of new transgenic and knock-out strains, improved handling methods, innovative sources and manipulation techniques of the human graft material and novel technological...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
25 August 2024

17 November - 24 November 2024

Integrative structural biology: solving molecular puzzles

17 November 20242024CourseEMBL Hamburg

Arjen Jakobi, Jan Kosinski, Maya Topf

This practical course offers a hands on introduction to integrative structural biology Participants will delve into the fundamentals of various experimental structure determination techniques including X ray crystallography cryo EM small angle X ray scattering NMR and mass spectrometry through both lectures and practical exercises... OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview Integrative structural biology has become a key strategy for determining the structure of biological macromolecules and their complexes. This method entails characterising the 3D structure through an array of complementary techniques, subsequently combining the data to form a consensus model using computational methodologies. This practical course offers a hands-on introduction to integrative structural biology. Participants will delve into the fundamentals of various experimental structure determination techniques including X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, small-angle X-ray scattering, NMR, and mass spectrometry, through both lectures and practical exercises. Experts in the field will guide participants on how to analyse and interpret experimental data, and construct structural models across...

Course

EMBL Hamburg

Registration
25 August 2024

18 November - 22 November 2024

Genome bioinformatics: from short- to long-read sequencing

18 November 20242024CourseEMBL-EBI

Meredith Willmott

A guide to the technology analysis workflows tools and resources for next generation sequencing data analysis This course will provide insights and training into how biological knowledge can be derived from genomics experiments and explain different approaches in analysing such data The main focus will be on introducing sequence informatics re sequencing differences between short and long read sequencing and variant calling during the analysis of higher eukaryotes with an emphasis on human genetic research Throughout the week more advanced topics will introduce the creation of pipelines automation and the scaling up of analysis experiments Practical sessions will be run on datasets prepared by the trainers not on personal research data Participants will learn how to process these training datasets and to apply appropriate statistical methods in their analyses This course is currently under development please check back again soon for further details... A guide to the technology, analysis workflows, tools, and resources for next-generation sequencing data analysis. This course will provide insights and training into how biological knowledge can be derived from genomics experiments and explain different approaches in analysing such data. The main focus will be on introducing sequence informatics, re-sequencing, differences between short- and long-read sequencing, and variant calling during the analysis of higher-eukaryotes, with an emphasis on human genetic research. Throughout the week, more advanced topics will introduce the creation of pipelines, automation, and the scaling-up of analysis experiments. Practical sessions will be run on datasets prepared by the trainers, not on personal research data. Participants will learn how to process these training datasets and to apply appropriate statistical methods in their analyses....

Course

EMBL-EBI

Registration
22 July 2024

18 November - 22 November 2024

Plant genomes: from data to discovery

18 November 20242024CourseVirtual

Barbara Etzi

This course will take you through a selection of genomic tools and open resources to help you explore plant genomes and answer biological questions Covering a range of omics data including genomic proteomic and imaging data this course will show you where to find relevant data and how to use publicly available tools to connect across resources supporting plant genomic data driven knowledge discovery Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre recorded lectures live presentations and trainer Q A sessions Practical experience will be developed through trainer led computational exercises Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack Computational practicals will run using online tools meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines In the week before the course there will be a brief induction session Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09 00 17 00 GMT each day of the course Trainers will be available to assist answer questions and provide further explanations during these times... This course will take you through a selection of genomic tools and open resources to help you explore plant genomes and answer biological questions. Covering a range of omics data including genomic, proteomic, and imaging data, this course will show you where to find relevant data and how to use publicly available tools to connect across resources supporting plant genomic data-driven knowledge discovery.Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack.Computational practicals will run using online tools, meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines. In...

Course

Virtual

Registration
01 September 2024

19 November - 22 November 2024

Quantitative biology to molecular mechanisms

19 November 20242024ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Lacramioara Bintu, Hartland Jackson, Arnaud Krebs, Tineke Lenstra, Mikhail Savitski

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually and is being organised by EMBL with generous support from the Bayer Foundation Conference overview Recent decades have witnessed a profound transformation in molecular biology research fueled by revolutionary... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually and is being organised by EMBL with generous support from the Bayer Foundation Conference overview Recent decades have witnessed a profound transformation in molecular biology research, fueled by revolutionary technologies that have greatly enhanced our ability to systematically and quantitatively measure biological molecules. The use of genomics, proteomics, and imaging have become routine, generating vast amounts of high-resolution data that characterise biological systems across multiple scales, ranging from molecules to organisms. This technological leap allows us to describe biological systems in quantitative terms with unprecedented resolution and provides a solid foundation for formulating mechanistic models...

Conference

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration (Virtual)
12 November 2024
Registration (On-site)
08 October 2024
Abstract submission
27 August 2024

3 December - 6 December 2024

Hands-on course for sample preparation and data analysis in proteomics

3 December 20242024CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Mandy Rettel, Mikhail Savitski, Frank Stein

OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview The course will give an introduction to the theoretical aspects of the analysis of proteins peptides by mass spectrometry Participants will get hands on experience in sample preparation for a quantitative comparison across samples and perform a state of the art sample preparation and tandem... OverviewSpeakersPreliminary programmePractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview The course will give an introduction to the theoretical aspects of the analysis of proteins/peptides by mass spectrometry. Participants will get hands-on experience in sample preparation for a quantitative comparison across samples and perform a state of the art sample preparation and tandem mass tag labelling. Samples prepared by the participants will be measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. In a session focused on bioinformatics analysis, participants will use FragPipe and FragPipe-Analyst in order to process the acquired data. Audience The course is intended for scientists that use or want to use proteomics for their research. Applicants should have an understanding of protein biology and should know the principle of proteomics. Ideally, they have some prior...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
03 September 2024

27 January - 31 January 2025

Computing skills for reproducible research: software carpentry

27 January 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Renato Alves, Lisanna Paladin, Christian Schudoma

OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing data often in large amounts This hands on workshop... OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing data, often in large amounts. This hands-on workshop teaches researchers the fundamental data skills they need to conduct their work and provides high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. The domain-specific approach allows participants to tailor the data, content, and tools to reflect the specific data and analysis needs of different areas. Audience The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers in the life sciences who would like to learn good practices in project and data organisation and...

Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
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4 February - 7 February 2025

In situ structural biology: expanding the toolbox for structural cell biology

4 February 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Julia Mahamid, Jonas Ries, Stefano Vanni

This conference will bring together experts and early stage researchers from the separate fields to define what types of biological questions can already be addressed using in situ structural biology and which might be approached in the future... OverviewSpeakersPractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview There is an increasing awareness that mechanistic understanding of complex cellular functions and interactions requires structural knowledge of the macromolecules involved. Recent technological advances in several disciplines nurture the development of in situ structural biology approaches, that have separately started to provide structural information on molecules within the context of intact cells in order to fully grasp how they function in their native environment. These include cryo-electron microscopy and tomography (EM/ET), mass spectrometry-based proteomics, fluorescence and...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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9 February - 14 February 2025

In situ CLEM at room temperature and in cryo

9 February 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Ori Avinoam, Mandy Bormel, Rachel Mellwig, Martin Schorb

During this course we will focus on a specific method that has been developed at EMBL that enables the localisation of fluorescent proteins with high accuracy at the ultrastructural level The course will cover both the theory and practicals of high precision CLEM as well as opportunities to discuss their research with CLEM experts and receive practical and troubleshooting advice... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) allows precise localisation of an event of interest within cells and tissues. During this course, we will focus on a specific method that has been developed at EMBL that enables the localisation of fluorescent proteins with high accuracy at the ultrastructural level. The course will cover both the theory and practicals of high precision CLEM, as well as opportunities to discuss their research with CLEM experts and receive practical and troubleshooting advice. Audience This course is intended for scientists with experience in EM who want to further develop their skills in high-accuracy correlated microscopy. Modules/resources The course will combine lectures and...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
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17 February - 21 February 2025

Single-cell RNA-seq analysis with Python

17 February 20252025CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training

This course covers the analysis of single cell RNA sequencing scRNA seq data using Python and command line tools Participants will be guided through droplet based scRNA seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to cell clusters You will explore and interpret single cell RNA seq data using Python as well as the Single Cell Expression Atlas Finally you will put their knowledge into practice through a group challenge on the last day Please note that you will not analyse your own data as part of the course There will however be ample opportunity to discuss your research and ideas with other course participants and trainers Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre recorded lectures live presentations and trainer Q A sessions Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer led computational exercises Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack Pre recorded material may be provided before the course starts that participants will need to watch read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event In the week before the course there will be a brief induction session Computational practicals will run on EMBL EBI s virtual training infrastructure meaning you will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on your own machines Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09 00 17 30 BST each day of the course Trainers will be available to assist answer questions and provide further explanations during these times This course is currently under construction and so details are subject to change Please note that we will operate this course virtually Hybrid options are not currently available We reserve the right to change the format of this course or cancel it... This course covers the analysis of single cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) data using Python and command line tools. Participants will be guided through droplet-based scRNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to cell clusters. You will explore and interpret single-cell RNA seq data using Python as well as the Single Cell Expression Atlas. Finally, you will put their knowledge into practice through a group challenge on the last day.Please note that you will not analyse your own data as part of the course. There will, however, be ample opportunity to discuss your research and ideas with other course participants and trainers.Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using...

Course

Virtual

Registration
17 November 2024

17 February - 21 February 2025

Advanced deep learning for image analysis

17 February 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Anna Kreshuk, Florian Jug, Constantin Pape, Martin Weigert

OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview The advent of deep learning has brought a revolution in the field of computer vision including most tasks and research questions concerned with microscopy image analysis Neural networks have been successfully used for... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview The advent of deep learning has brought a revolution in the field of computer vision, including most tasks and research questions concerned with microscopy image analysis. Neural networks have been successfully used for image restoration, classification and segmentation, for the detection of objects and characterisation of their morphology, for high-throughput imaging and large-scale processing in 3D. Despite these advances, training and deployment of such neural networks remains difficult for practitioners of image analysis. The aim of our course is to close this gap and teach the participants – in the most hands-on way possible – to apply deep learning-based methods to their own data and image analysis problems....

Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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23 February - 28 February 2025

Extracellular vesicles: from biology to biomedical applications

23 February 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

An Hendrix, Cecilia Lässer, Esther Nolte-T Hoen, Guillaume Van Niel

A rapidly increasing number of researchers aim to purify and identify extracellular vesicles and many methodologies to isolate and analyse these vesicles are available and have been implemented This course will cover the basics possibilities and limitations of different purification and characterisation techniques and will address strategies to understand their role in biomedical applications... OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview The extracellular vesicle (EV) research field is still growing with many researchers entering the field with a continued strength of demand for such specialized training. As research progresses, it becomes clear that EV’s regulate an increasing number of (Patho)physiological processes and are harnessed in a variety of biomedical applications. Appropriate methodologies to prepare and characterize EV from biofluids are key to understanding the mechanisms that regulate their formation, composition and function. Given the large number of methods used, it is particularly important to provide practical hands-on training to new researchers covering the possibilities and limitations of the most widely used...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
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24 February - 28 February 2025

Introduction to RNA-seq and functional interpretation

24 February 20252025CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training

Gain an introduction to the technology data analysis tools and resources used in RNA sequencing and transcriptomics The content will provide a broad overview of the subject area and introduce participants to basic analysis of transcriptomics data using the command line It will also highlight key public data repositories and methodologies that can be used to start the biological interpretation of expression data Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures practical exercises and open discussions Computational work during the course will use small example data sets and there will be no opportunity to analyse personal data Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre recorded lectures live presentations and trainer Q A sessions Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer led computational exercises Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack Pre recorded material may be provided before the course starts that participants will need to watch read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event In the week before the course there will be a brief induction session Computational practicals will run on EMBL EBI s virtual training infrastructure meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09 00 16 00 hrs GMT each day of the course Trainers will be available to assist answer questions and provide further explanations during these times... Gain an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools, and resources used in RNA sequencing and transcriptomics. The content will provide a broad overview of the subject area, and introduce participants to basic analysis of transcriptomics data using the command line. It will also highlight key public data repositories and methodologies that can be used to start the biological interpretation of expression data. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical exercises, and open discussions. Computational work during the course will use small, example data-sets; and there will be no opportunity to analyse personal data. Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions...

Course

Virtual

Registration
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3 March - 7 March 2025

Introduction to multi-omics data integration and visualisation

3 March 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

With the increase in the volume of data across the whole spectrum of biology more opportunities as well as challenges have been created to identify novel perspectives and answer questions in life sciences This may also include public domain data which can provide added value to data derived through the researcher s own work and inform experimental design The introductory course will highlight the challenges that researchers face in integrating multi omics data sets using biological examples The course will focus on the use of public data resources and open access tools for enabling integrated working with an emphasis on data visualisation This course will not include systems biology modelling or machine learning A major element of this course is a group project where participants will be placed in small groups to work together on a challenge set by trainers from EMBL EBI data resource and research teams This allows people to explore the bioinformatics tools and resources introduced in the course and to apply these to a set problem providing hands on experience of relevance to their own research The group work will culminate in a presentation session involving all participants on the final day of the course allowing wider discussion on the benefits and challenges of integrating data... With the increase in the volume of data across the whole spectrum of biology, more opportunities, as well as challenges, have been created to identify novel perspectives and answer questions in life sciences. This may also include public domain data, which can provide added value to data derived through the researcher’s own work and inform experimental design. The introductory course will highlight the challenges that researchers face in integrating multi-omics data sets using biological examples. The course will focus on the use of public data resources and open access tools for enabling integrated working, with an emphasis on data visualisation. This course will not include systems biology modelling or machine learning.A major element of this course is a group project, where participants will be placed in small groups to work together on a challenge set by trainers from EMBL-EBI...

Course

EMBL-EBI

Registration
17 November 2024

9 March - 14 March 2025

Quantitative proteomics: strategies and tools to probe biology

9 March 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Jeroen Krijgsveld, Christina Ludwig, Mikhail Savitski

OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview Proteomic technologies continue to develop at a rapid pace offering the potential to address imminent questions in a range of biological research areas Mass spectrometry has become widely accessible to many biologists... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Proteomic technologies continue to develop at a rapid pace, offering the potential to address imminent questions in a range of biological research areas. Mass spectrometry has become widely accessible to many biologists, either through core facilities or scientific collaborations. Because quantitative proteomics includes a variety of specialised technologies and workflows each with specific advantages and limitations, this hands-on practical course aims to train biologists how best integrate these evolving proteomics technologies into their own research. To achieve this, expert tutors shall offer hands-on training in the analysis, interpretation, and statistical evaluation of various types of proteomic data through...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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11 March - 14 March 2025

The expanding world of RBPs: from posttranscriptional control to riboregulation

11 March 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Francesca Cuttruzola, Imed Gallouzi, Matthias Hentze, V. Narry Kim

OverviewSpeakersSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference overview Based on recent methodological breakthroughs the number of identified mammalian RNA binding proteins RBPs... OverviewSpeakersSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview Based on recent methodological breakthroughs, the number of identified mammalian RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) has skyrocketed from around 700 to over 2000. More importantly, completely new classes of proteins (including enzymes, signaling molecules, transporters and channels etc.) were recognized as RBPs, posing questions regarding the biological functions of RNA binding. This workshop will bring together leaders in the field of RBPs – classical and newly discovered – and discuss exciting progress on all fronts, from posttranscriptional regulation of RNA expression to the riboregulation of protein functions,...

EMBL Conference

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Registration
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17 March - 21 March 2025

Gene-environment interactions in human health and disease

17 March 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This introductory course explores the complex interplay between genes and the environment in shaping human phenotypes Participants will gain knowledge of cohort datasets environmental readouts and computational resources to investigate gene environment interactions Ethical and legal frameworks related to data privacy consent and genetic discrimination will be discussed The course also covers computational modelling techniques for integrating genotype and environmental effects By the end attendees will be equipped to analyse cohort datasets make use of computational resources and interpret the results Please note that you will not analyse your own data as part of the course There will however be ample opportunity to discuss your research and ideas with other course participants and trainers... This introductory course explores the complex interplay between genes and the environment in shaping human phenotypes. Participants will gain knowledge of cohort datasets, environmental readouts, and computational resources to investigate gene-environment interactions. Ethical and legal frameworks related to data privacy, consent, and genetic discrimination will be discussed. The course also covers computational modelling techniques for integrating genotype and environmental effects. By the end, attendees will be equipped to analyse cohort datasets, make use of computational resources, and interpret the results. Please note that you will not analyse your own data as part of the course. There will, however, be ample opportunity to discuss your research and ideas with other course participants and trainers

Course

EMBL-EBI

Registration
05 January 2025

18 March - 21 March 2025

Mechanisms of drug resistance and tolerance in bacteria, fungi, and cancer

18 March 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Judith Berman, Markus Ralser, Luiz Carvalho, Marina Rodnina

OverviewSpeakersAboutPractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Symposium overview Resilience to antimicrobial drugs is a rapidly increasing problem of global health... OverviewSpeakersAboutPractical informationSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview Resilience to antimicrobial drugs is a rapidly increasing problem of global health. Similarly, cancer cells that become drug-resistant or tolerant affect therapy outcomes, for instance during cancer chemotherapy. The underlying biological mechanisms of tolerance, resistance, and persistence are increasingly being studied and reveal a complex interplay between (cellular) evolution, biochemistry, and metabolism. Understanding these mechanisms holds the long-term promise of developing new therapeutic strategies less prone to drug resistance and, in the short term, enhances our understanding...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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23 March - 28 March 2025

Measuring translational dynamics by ribosome profiling

23 March 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Pasha Baranov, Jan Medenbach, Sebastian Leidel, Elisabeth Zielonka

Quantitative assessment of mRNA translation is critical to understanding gene expression in many biological settings In this practical course we will summarise the state of the art in the theoretical sessions combined with hands on experiments and computational analyses Participants will learn a robust protocol and how to adapt it to different experimental systems and also learn the key steps of computational quality control... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Regulation of translation is key in the control of gene expression, playing a critical role in many biological and pathophysiological settings. In the last decade, methodological advances have provided comprehensive insights into cellular transcriptomes and proteomes, however, the systems-wide analysis of translation remained an unsolved experimental challenge. The advent of ‘ribosome-profiling’ provided the methodological basis for comprehensive transcriptome-wide analyses of translation at sub-codon resolution by the precise and high-throughput determination of ribosomal positions on mRNA. Its application in a variety of organisms yielded novel insights into protein synthesis and its dynamic regulation, significantly...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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31 March - 4 April 2025

Microscopy data analysis: machine learning and the BioImage Archive

31 March 20252025CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training

This virtual course will show how public bioimaging data resources centred around the BioImage Archive enable and enhance machine learning based image analysis The content will explore a variety of data types including electron and light microscopy and miscellaneous or multi modal imaging data at the cell and tissue scale Participants will cover contemporary biological image analysis with an emphasis on machine learning methods as well as how to access and use images from databases Further instruction will be offered using applications such as ZeroCostDL4Mic ilastik the BioImage Model Zoo and CellProfiler Virtual course This course will be a virtual event delivered via a mixture of live streamed sessions pre recorded lectures and tutorials with live support We will be using Zoom to run the live sessions all fully password protected with automated English closed captioning and transcription with support and both scientific and social networking opportunities provided by Slack and other methods taking different time zones into account In order to make the most out of the course you should make sure to have a stable internet connection throughout the week and are available between 08 00 18 00 BST each day In the week before the course there will be a brief induction session Computational practicals will run on EMBL EBI s virtual training infrastructure meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines Selected participants may be sent materials prior to the course These might include pre recorded talks and required reading or online training that will be essential to fully engage with the course... This virtual course will show how public bioimaging data resources, centred around the BioImage Archive, enable and enhance machine learning based image analysis. The content will explore a variety of data types including electron and light microscopy and miscellaneous or multi-modal imaging data at the cell and tissue scale. Participants will cover contemporary biological image analysis with an emphasis on machine learning methods, as well as how to access and use images from databases. Further instruction will be offered using applications such as ZeroCostDL4Mic, ilastik, the BioImage Model Zoo, and CellProfiler. Virtual course This course will be a virtual event delivered via a mixture of live-streamed sessions, pre-recorded lectures, and tutorials with live support. We will be using Zoom to run the live sessions (all fully password protected with automated English closed captioning...

Course

Virtual

Registration
05 January 2025

7 April - 14 April 2025

Microbial metagenomics: a 360º approach

7 April 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Vladimir Benes, Giuseppe D´Auria, José Eduardo González-Pastor, Elisabeth Zielonka

OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview This course will provide a global overview of the different metagenomic approaches to study microbial communities covering methods for the functional search of genes sequencing of metagenomes using the most recent... OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview This course will provide a global overview of the different metagenomic approaches to study microbial communities, covering methods for the functional search of genes, sequencing of metagenomes using the most recent technologies and in silico methods for sequence analysis. During the course, participants will receive an overview of state-of-the-art genomic technologies and bioinformatic tools. A balanced approach of lectures and practical sessions will provide a general background and the latest advancements in the field as well as its relationship with other disciplines. The course will begin with experimental training in functional metagenomics by preparing metagenomic libraries for gene searching. Metagenomic...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
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8 April - 11 April 2025

Wild frontiers of model organisms

8 April 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Susana Coelho, Gautam Dey, Michael Dorrity, Nicole Dubilier, Flora Vincent

OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Symposium overview The scientific community has long relied on a small number of model organisms to study larger themes in biology... OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview The scientific community has long relied on a small number of model organisms to study larger themes in biology, with the assumption that gained insights can be extrapolated to most other organisms. However, recent advances in our ability to study organisms in the context of their natural environments have revealed that Jacques Monod’s famous quote, ‘What is true for E. coli is true for the elephant’ does not do justice to the vast diversity of life on our planet. This conference will showcase how a combination of lab- and field-based approaches applied to model and non-model organisms is increasing our understanding...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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4 May - 9 May 2025

Analysis and integration of transcriptome and proteome data

4 May 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Vladimir Benes, Raffaele Calogero, Daria Fijalkowska, Jeroen Krijgsveld, Lennard Martens

OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview Systems biology is a still expanding field of research aiming to understand at the molecular level how cells tissues and organisms operate in their biological context Among the key technologies driving this forward are... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Systems biology is a still expanding field of research aiming to understand at the molecular level how cells, tissues and organisms operate in their biological context. Among the key technologies driving this forward are next-generation sequencing and proteomics, as they provide powerful means to determine global expression levels of genes and proteins. Both fields have matured to a degree that they have now become accessible to researchers in many areas of biology. During this course, participants will gain theoretical insight in the structure of sequencing and proteomic data, and they will receive training in data analysis for the annotation, quantification, and statistical analysis of gene and protein expression using...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
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6 May - 9 May 2025

Theory and concepts in biology

6 May 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Alexander Aulehla, Christina Hueschen, Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Sriram Ramaswamy, Kirsty Wan

The goal of this symposium is to assemble an interdisciplinary community and to provide a platform to discuss perspectives on the role of theory in biology and importantly also vice versa the impact that biology can have on theory... OverviewSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview Recent progress in biology has led to an explosion of factual knowledge about the living world over a huge range of scales in space and time. Yet, many questions about how to make sense of this data remain across the entire diversity of the living world from the smallest bacterium to the ecosystems of the Serengeti. This meeting is the 2nd edition in a series of symposia aiming to bring together a diverse community of researchers interested in finding ways to transform into conceptual knowledge the ever-increasing amount of factual knowledge produced by biological research. The goal is to provide a platform to discuss...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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12 May - 16 May 2025

Cancer genomics and transcriptomics

12 May 20252025CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training

This course will focus on the analysis of data from genomic studies of cancer It will also highlight the application of transcriptomic analysis and single cell technologies in cancer Talks and interactive sessions will give an insight into the bioinformatic concepts required to analyse such data whilst practical sessions will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of cancer genomics data under the guidance of the trainers Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre recorded lectures live presentations and trainer Q A sessions Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer led computational exercises Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack Pre recorded material may be provided before the course starts that participants will need to watch read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event In the week before the course there will be a brief induction session Computational practicals will run on EMBL EBI s virtual training infrastructure meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines Participants will need to be available between the hours of 08 45 17 00 BST each day of the course Trainers will be available to assist answer questions and provide further explanations during these times... This course will focus on the analysis of data from genomic studies of cancer. It will also highlight the application of transcriptomic analysis and single-cell technologies in cancer. Talks and interactive sessions will give an insight into the bioinformatic concepts required to analyse such data, whilst practical sessions will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of cancer genomics data under the guidance of the trainers.Virtual courseParticipants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack.Pre-recorded material may be provided before the course starts that participants will need to watch,...

Course

Virtual

Registration
09 February 2025

13 May - 16 May 2025

Chromatin and epigenetics

13 May 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Asifa Akhtar, Amanda Fisher, Dirk Schubeler, Bing Ren

Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence At least three systems including DNA methylation histone modifications and non coding RNAs ncRNA are considered to play fundamental roles in epigenetic regulation Research over the last two decades has uncovered the role of epigenetics in a variety of human disorders and fatal diseases Moreover influence of age environment lifestyle and disease state on epigenetic states is being increasingly appreciated and actively studied This conference provides an international forum for cutting edge research in chromatin and epigenetics It provides the focal hub for people to present their research and exchange ideas in a virtual format Renowned speakers will cover the latest advances in the field... OverviewSpeakersSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Conference overview Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. At least three systems including DNA methylation, histone modifications and non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) are considered to play fundamental roles in epigenetic regulation. Research over the last two decades has uncovered the role of epigenetics in a variety of human disorders and fatal diseases. Moreover influence of age, environment, lifestyle, and disease state on epigenetic states is being increasingly appreciated and actively studied. This conference provides an international forum for cutting...

EMBL Conference

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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18 May - 23 May 2025

Advanced fluorescence imaging techniques

18 May 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Manuel Gunkel, Aliaksandr Halavatyi, Joana Delgado Martins, Stefan Marawske

This practical course will cover advanced light microscopy techniques and participants will learn how to derive qualitative and quantitative insights on molecular mechanisms in cells and developing organisms Invited guest researchers together with experts from the EMBL and microscopy professionals will foster an intense information flow with a balance of lectures and practical workshops The focus of the course will be on the use of fluorescence microscopy to obtain information about protein localisation dynamics and functions at different spatial scales... OverviewSponsorsMedia Kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview This practical course will cover advanced light microscopy techniques and participants will learn how to derive qualitative and quantitative insights on molecular mechanisms in cells and developing organisms. Invited guest researchers together with microscopy experts from EMBL will foster an intense information flow with a balance of lectures and practical workshops. The focus of the course will be on the use of fluorescence microscopy to obtain information about localisation and functions of proteins and other bio-molecules at different spatial scales. Audience This course is directed towards researchers in the life sciences with access to light microscopy equipment, who have an immediate need to apply the...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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20 May - 22 May 2025

BioMalPar XXI: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite

20 May 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Yaw Aniweh, Liliana Mancio-Silva, Wiebke Nahrendorf, Stuart Ralph

OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference overview Malaria remains a major global public health challenge The emergence and spread of resistance to existing antimalarial drugs... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview Malaria remains a major global public health challenge. The emergence and spread of resistance to existing antimalarial drugs further complicates the fight against this ancient foe. The upcoming conference is a pivotal opportunity for global scientists to convene, fostering the exchange of vital information, cutting-edge technology, and innovative ideas, all crucial to advancing our collective battle against malaria. Sponsors Sponsorship opportunities We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event...

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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20 May - 23 May 2025

Introduction to metabolomics analysis

20 May 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This course will provide an introduction to metabolomics through lectures and hands on sessions using publicly available data software and tools Participants will become familiar with standardised workflows as well as with the current state of experimental design data acquisition LC MS MS imaging processing and modelling In addition they will learn about community standards and sharing in metabolomics particularly through the use of EMBL EBI s MetaboLights repository and Galaxy infrastructure Participants will learn through hands on tutorials to use tools available for data analysis and data submission Additionally case studies will be discussed to show how to employ the week s learning... This course will provide an introduction to metabolomics through lectures and hands-on sessions, using publicly available data, software, and tools. Participants will become familiar with standardised workflows as well as with the current state of experimental design, data acquisition (LC-MS, MS imaging), processing, and modelling. In addition, they will learn about community standards and sharing in metabolomics, particularly through the use of EMBL-EBI’s MetaboLights repository and Galaxy infrastructure. Participants will learn through hands-on tutorials to use tools available for data analysis and data submission. Additionally, case studies will be discussed to show how to employ the week’s learning.

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EMBL-EBI

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02 February 2025

26 May - 28 May 2025

Infection: pathogens, hosts, and microbiomes

26 May 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Maria Bernabeu, Pascale Cossart,Hiten Madhani, Kim Orth, Michael Way

OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Symposium overview Infectious diseases are among the most prevalent causes of human illness and death in the world... OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview Infectious diseases are among the most prevalent causes of human illness and death in the world. Epidemics & pandemics have shaped human evolution and history, and although for a while there were considered a solved problem for the developed world, the recent past has showed us all why this is not the case. Antimicrobial resistance, global warming, human population size increase, modern lifestyles (urbanization, traveling), decrease of wild-life habitats for pathogen reservoirs all contribute to creating an ideal setting for infectious diseases becoming an even greater challenge in the future. This...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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1 June - 6 June 2025

Whole transcriptome data analysis

1 June 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Marco Beccuti, Vladimir Benes, Raffaele Calogero, Francesca Cordero

This course will teach the biological researchers how to analyse biological data sets using open source software Most of the analysis will be performed with docker4seq and rCASC packages which was developed to facilitate the use of computing demanding applications in the field of NGS data analysis... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview This course will teach the biological researchers how to analyse biological data sets using open-source software. Most of the analysis will be performed with docker4seq and rCASC packages, which was developed to facilitate the use of computing demanding applications in the field of NGS data analysis. Docker4seq and rCASC packages use docker containers that embed demanding computing tasks (e.g. short reads mapping) into isolated containers. This approach provides multiple advantages: the user does not need to install all the software on its local server, the results generated by different containers can be organised in pipelines and reproducible research is guarantee by the possibility of sharing the docker images used...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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3 June - 6 June 2025

25th international meeting of the European Light Microscopy Initiative

3 June 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Elisa D’Este, Ulrike Engel, Elisa May, Rainer Pepperkok, Stefan Terjung, Timo Job Kristian Zimmermann

The primary goals of this conference are to advocate for light microscopy as an essential research tool in the life sciences and to enhance communication among researchers core facilities and the industry... OverviewPreliminary programmeIndustry workshopsExhibitionSponsorship Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview Founded in 2001, the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) was established to create a pivotal communication network among European scientists involved in light microscopy and equipment manufacturers. Its primary goals are to advocate for light microscopy as an essential research tool in the life sciences and to enhance communication among researchers, core facilities, and the industry. The 2025 edition of the European Light Microscopy Initiative 2025 Conference sees a return to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, for the first time since 2010....

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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10 June - 13 June 2025

The ageing genome: from mechanisms to disease

10 June 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

George Garinis, Jaqueline Jacobs, Björn Schumacher, Agnel Sfeir

OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Symposium overview Ageing is often considered a complex phenotype that affects multiple organs and tissues in a time... OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAboutMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Symposium overview Ageing is often considered a complex phenotype that affects multiple organs and tissues in a time-dependent manner. This may result in the aged population consuming a myriad of medications, each aimed to treat, but not cure, the affected tissue. Recent studies have demonstrated that the “Primary Hallmarks of Ageing” are a set of five molecular mechanisms that malfunction, independent of tissue type, and drive ageing. Hence, focusing on these five hallmarks simplifies the efforts to understand ageing-associated disease. This, the second edition of this symposium will bring together an all-new, international...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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14 June - 20 June 2025

Computational modelling of multicellular systems

14 June 20252025CourseEMBL Barcelona

Katie Bentley, James Sharpe, Alejandro Torres-Sanchez

This practical course teaches the basics of multicellular modelling to any researcher wishing to enter the field particularly experimentalists with no prior experience of computational modelling... OverviewSpeakersSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview This practical course teaches the basics of multicellular modelling to any researcher wishing to enter the field, particularly experimentalists with no prior experience of computational modelling. It is a “hands-on” course with 60% of the time devoted to students working on laptops performing exercises designed to give a practical familiarity with different types of computational modelling. The course focuses on the dynamics of multicellular systems- from embryos to organoids, covering both the molecular side (how gene regulatory networks perform pattern formation) and also the mechanical side in 2D and 3D (how the movements and activities of many cells together leads to tissue-level morphogenesis and...

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EMBL Barcelona

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15 June - 20 June 2025

Imaging-based spatial-omics

15 June 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Alvaro Crevenna, Andrea Radtke, Emerald Perlas, Sinem Saka,

OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview Spatial biology is a rapidly evolving scientific topic with frequent and novel technological advances that have powerful application potential in the context of basic and translational research The aim of the course is to... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Spatial biology is a rapidly evolving scientific topic with frequent and novel technological advances that have powerful application potential in the context of basic and translational research. The aim of the course is to provide participants a comprehensive conceptual introduction and intensive hands-on practical training on the main techniques of Imaging-based spatial-omics, i.e. multiplex immunofluorescence and spatial transcriptomics. We will provide a general overview of the field through lectures from scientific experts, assist the participants on how to choose and implement the right method for their scientific needs, and finally also share practical tips and experience of developing these techniques thanks to...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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16 June - 17 June 2025

In science we trust?

16 June 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Lucia von Bredow

This conference will analyse the importance of public trust in science in a post truth society from public involvement in science to implications on funding and resource allocation and the political consequences of losing societal trust and buy in Above all it will ask what we role we can all play in shaping the future path of increased societal trust in science... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place as in-person meeting onsite at EMBL Heidelberg. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview We live in an era characterised by dazzling scientific and technological progress on an unprecedented scale. From the application of new gene editing techniques, pioneering stem cell research, or rapid vaccine development to emerging technologies such as AI or organoid research, advances in life sciences offer a myriad of potential benefits to society.  However, these scientific endeavours exist against a backdrop of misinformation and disinformation in the scientific arena, which have the potential to cast a shadow on the public perception of science. From attitudes surrounding scientific issues in the pandemic, highly publicised...

EMBL Science and Society Conference

EMBL Heidelberg

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16 June - 20 June 2025

Summer school in bioinformatics

16 June 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This course provides an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research giving you guidance for using bioinformatics in your work whilst also providing hands on training in tools and resources appropriate to your research You will initially be introduced to bioinformatics theory and practice including best practices for undertaking bioinformatics analysis data management and reproducibility You will be required to review some pre recorded material for their group project prior to the start of the course Group projectsA major element of this course is a group project where you ll be placed in small groups to work together on a challenge set by trainers from EMBL EBI and external institutes This allows you to explore the bioinformatics tools and resources available in your area of interest and apply them to a set problem providing you with hands on experience relevant to your own research The group work will culminate in a presentation session involving everyone on the final day of the course giving an opportunity for wider discussion on the benefits and challenges of working with biological data Groups are mentored and supported by the trainers who set the initial challenge but the groups will be responsible for driving their projects forward with all members expected to take an active role Groups are pre organised before the course and all group members will be sent some short homework in preparation for your project work prior to the start of the course Basic outlines of the projects on offer this year are given below In your application you must indicate your first and second choice of project based on which you think would benefit your research most Not all projects may be offered and final decisions on which projects will be run during the course will be made based on the number of applicants per project Most of the projects cover mammalian data sets however in many cases the methods and approaches taught are transferable to data from various species The projects are currently under development... This course provides an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research, giving you guidance for using bioinformatics in your work whilst also providing hands-on training in tools and resources appropriate to your research.You will initially be introduced to bioinformatics theory and practice, including best practices for undertaking bioinformatics analysis, data management, and reproducibility. You will be required to review some pre-recorded material for their group project prior to the start of the course.Group projectsA major element of this course is a group project, where you'll be placed in small groups to work together on a challenge set by trainers from EMBL-EBI and external institutes. This allows you to explore the bioinformatics tools and resources available in your area of interest and apply them to a set problem, providing you with hands-on experience...

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EMBL-EBI

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02 March 2025

24 June - 26 June 2025

Data visualisation for biology

24 June 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This course will give insights into and practical experience in data visualisation for exploring complex and multi dimensional biological data Biological and life sciences data often consists of multiple dimensions a combination of numerical values ordered data categories and time series To make sense of this data simple plots like scatterplots barcharts and boxplots are often not enough Still visualisation is critical in gaining deep insight into the data This is why many custom visualisations originated in the biological field In this course we will dive into the topic of visualisation of complex biological data and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a feel for a dataset so that targeted analyses can be defined It will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions and will provide hands on experience in developing visualisations The course will focus on working with omics e g genomics transcriptomics data rather than e g imaging data... This course will give insights into, and practical experience in, data visualisation for exploring complex and multi-dimensional biological data.Biological and life sciences data often consists of multiple dimensions: a combination of numerical values, ordered data, categories, and time-series. To make sense of this data, simple plots like scatterplots, barcharts, and boxplots are often not enough. Still, visualisation is critical in gaining deep insight into the data. This is why many custom visualisations originated in the biological field.In this course, we will dive into the topic of visualisation of complex biological data and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a "feel" for a dataset, so that targeted analyses can be defined. It will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions, and will provide hands-on experience in developing visualisations. The...

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EMBL-EBI

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09 March 2025

24 June - 27 June 2025

New approaches and concepts in microbiology

24 June 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Pascale Cossart, Sophie Helaine, KC Huang, Michael Laub, Nassos Typas

This symposium will cover a broad range of topics in microbiology including antibiotic related research bacterial communities and microbiome cell biology regulation signalling pathogenesis and evolution Emphasis will be placed on novel approaches and technologies from systems based to single cell that drive each field or have the potential to revolutionise future research in microbiology... OverviewSponsorsMedia kitAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview This symposium is the seventh edition of a successful series started in 2013 and held biannually since, establishing itself as a must-attend fixture in the calendar for scientists working with bacteria and new technologies. The meeting covers a broad range of cutting-edge topics in microbiology, featuring diverse research. Emphasis is placed on novel approaches and technologies (from systems-based to single-cell) that drive each field or have the potential to revolutionize future research in microbiology. The meeting is always oversubscribed and manages to bring together scientists from different areas, who normally...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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7 July - 11 July 2025

Systems biology: from large datasets to biological insight

7 July 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This course covers the use of computational tools to extract biological insight from omics datasets The content will explore a range of approaches ranging from network inference and data integration to machine learning and logic modelling that can be used to extract biological insights from varied data types Together these techniques will provide participants with a useful toolkit for designing new strategies to extract relevant information and understanding from large scale biological data The motivation for running this course is a result of advances in computer science and high performance computing that have led to groundbreaking developments in systems biology model inference With the comparable increase of publicly available large scale biological data the challenge now lies in interpreting them in a biologically valuable manner Likewise machine learning approaches are making a significant impact in our analysis of large omics datasets and the extraction of useful biological knowledge... This course covers the use of computational tools to extract biological insight from omics datasets. The content will explore a range of approaches – ranging from network inference and data integration to machine learning and logic modelling – that can be used to extract biological insights from varied data types. Together these techniques will provide participants with a useful toolkit for designing new strategies to extract relevant information and understanding from large-scale biological data.The motivation for running this course is a result of advances in computer science and high-performance computing that have led to groundbreaking developments in systems biology model inference. With the comparable increase of publicly-available, large-scale biological data, the challenge now lies in interpreting them in a biologically valuable manner. Likewise, machine learning approaches are...

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EMBL-EBI

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16 March 2025

14 July - 18 July 2025

Fluorescence imaging beyond intensity

14 July 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Luis Alvarez, Manuel Gunkel, Andrea Mülter

As fluorescence lifetime based readouts become more accessible this course aims to provide a broad understanding of how the lifetime based information can be leveraged to solve biological questions... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. This course is organised in cooperation with Leica Microsystems. Course overview As fluorescence lifetime-based readouts become more accessible, this course aims to provide a broad understanding of how the lifetime-based information can be leveraged to solve biological questions. This application-centred course will provide insights into how this additional dimension of fluorescence information can help unveil functional and mechanistic information. Audience This course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs with experience in fluorescence microscopy. It will enable them to better apply confocal fluorescence microscopy and in particular lifetime-based readouts to their cutting-edge research, disseminate their gained expertise to...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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14 July - 18 July 2025

Proteomics bioinformatics

14 July 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This course provides hands on training in the basics of mass spectrometry MS and proteomics bioinformatics You will receive training on how to use search engines and post processing software quantitative approaches MS data repositories the use of public databases for protein analysis annotation of subsequent protein lists and incorporation of information from molecular interaction and pathway databases The practical elements of the course will take raw data from a proteomics experiment and analyse it You will be able to go from MS spectra to identifying and quantifying peptides and finally to obtaining lists of protein identifiers that can be analysed further using a wide range of resources The final aim is to provide you with the practical bioinformatics knowledge you need to go back to the lab and process your own data when collected This course is organised in association with the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie VIB the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology Pre recorded material may be provided before the course starts that you will need to watch read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event... This course provides hands-on training in the basics of mass spectrometry (MS) and proteomics bioinformatics. You will receive training on how to use search engines and post-processing software, quantitative approaches, MS data repositories, the use of public databases for protein analysis, annotation of subsequent protein lists, and incorporation of information from molecular interaction and pathway databases.The practical elements of the course will take raw data from a proteomics experiment and analyse it. You will be able to go from MS spectra to identifying and quantifying peptides, and finally to obtaining lists of protein identifiers that can be analysed further using a wide range of resources. The final aim is to provide you with the practical bioinformatics knowledge you need to go back to the lab and process your own data when collected.This course is organised in association...

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EMBL-EBI

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06 April 2025

15 July - 18 July 2025

Gene regulation: one molecule at a time

15 July 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Stirling Churchman, Arnaud Krebs, Mounia Lagha, Daniel Larson

OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference overview In the last 20 years genomics has revolutionised our understanding of genome organisation and its regulation It led to near... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview In the last 20 years, genomics has revolutionised our understanding of genome organisation and its regulation. It led to near complete annotation of the genome and the factors regulating expression of our genes. Yet, almost all of this knowledge arises from experiments that sample millions of regulatory events to create an average static picture that fails to capture the mechanistic steps and the dynamics that underlie these complex processes. The last decade has seen the independent emergence in the field of microscopy and genomics of technologies able to study gene regulatory processes at the resolution of individual DNA...

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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3 September - 7 September 2025

Protein synthesis and translational control

3 September 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Alfredo Castello, Christopher Fraser, Fatima Gebauer, Christian Spahn

This conference focuses on the process of protein synthesis from the molecular and structural understanding of the translational machinery to its regulation its implications in cell and organismal biology and its alteration in disease... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview Mechanisms that shape cellular proteomes are critical for life. This conference focuses on the process of protein synthesis, from the molecular and structural understanding of the translational machinery to its regulation, its implications in cell and organismal biology, and its alteration in disease. The regulation of mRNA translation is critical to maintaining cell homeostasis and mediates cellular responses to environmental, physiological, and pathological cues. Given the central importance of protein synthesis, it is unsurprising that dysregulation or defects in mRNA translation are widely linked to disease, including cancer,...

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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9 September - 12 September 2025

Developmental metabolism: flows of energy, matter, and information

9 September 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Alexander Aulehla, Heather Christofk, Heidi Lempradl, Jonathan Rodenfels

This meeting will create an intellectual space to exchange ideas across disciplines and help form a vibrant diverse community at the interphase between developmental biology molecular metabolism mathematics and physics... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview The fundamental question of the role of metabolism in development has seen a revival in interest. This is fueled by recent work, shedding new light onto previously unrecognised roles of metabolism. This work revealed the intricate relationship between energy flux, spatial and temporal control of metabolites, the environment and embryogenesis. This emerging view is stimulating research designed to answer fundamental questions including: How does the cellular machinery process information linked to the flow of energy and matter? How does metabolic activity impact and constrain the emergence of form and function? What are the...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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14 September - 19 September 2025

Advanced methods in bioimage analysis

14 September 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Ignacio Arganda-Carreras, Anna Klemm, Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux, Christian Tischer

OverviewTrainers speakers staffSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview Microscopy is a key methodology in life science research where the reliability of... OverviewTrainers, speakers, staffSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Microscopy is a key methodology in life science research, where the reliability of scientific findings based on data generated on microscopes rely on substantiated qualitative and quantitative image data analysis. Due to the complexity of the data, without expert guidance, it is very likely that image analysis algorithms may be applied incorrectly, possibly even producing erroneous results. Moreover, the diversity of imaging modalities, analysis algorithms and software solutions is growing so rapidly that even experts are overwhelmed.  This course aims to promote excellence in bioimage analysis,...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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16 September - 19 September 2025

The human microbiome

16 September 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Mani Arumugam, Ami Bhatt, Peer Bork, Nicola Segata

OverviewSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Symposium overview Human microbiota the collection of microbes living in and on our body have a significant impact on human health and... OverviewSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview Human microbiota – the collection of microbes living in and on our body – have a significant impact on human health and well-being. They have been associated with numerous diseases, yet we are still far from understanding their role in the context of lifestyle and genetics. Various initiatives are underway around the world to survey the human microbiota at several body sites, characterise them, understand their interactions with the human hosts, elucidate their role in diseases, and design possible therapeutic or dietary interventions. There is a new wave of studies mining the human microbiota for health-relevant bioactive...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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29 September - 2 October 2025

NicE-RNA sequencing for multiomics on open chromatin and transcription

29 September 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Vladimir Benes, Björn Textor

OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This course will focus on the latest state of the art novel library preparation protocols We will start with experimental design focusing on hands on library preparation including best practices standards and potential pitfalls concluding with sequencing of libraries bioinformatic evaluation best practices Multiomic data in... OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Course overview This course will focus on the latest state-of-the-art novel library preparation protocols. We will start with experimental design, focusing on hands-on library preparation (including best practices, standards, and potential pitfalls), concluding with sequencing of libraries, bioinformatic evaluation & best practices. Multiomic data in scientific projects have become more and more important. NicE-Seq is a novel method enabling detection of open chromatin in fixed low numbers of cells without any additional instrumentation. Combining open chromatin with transcriptome information is crucial for interpretation of cellular states. Therefore, the course participants will also prepare mRNA libraries from the same cell populations.  Participants will carry out a complete workflow, from isolation of DNA & RNA from fixed cells,...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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6 October - 10 October 2025

Metagenomics bioinformatics at MGnify

6 October 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

Learn about the tools processes and analysis approaches used by MGnify in the field of genome resolved metagenomics This course will cover the use of publicly available resources to manage share analyse and interpret metagenomics data focussing primarily on the assembly based approaches used in MGnify analysis The delivered content will involve participants learning via live lectures and presentations followed by live Q As with the trainers Practical experience will be developed in group activities and in computational exercises run using containerised tools on our training infrastructure This course is currently under development please check back again soon for further details... Learn about the tools, processes, and analysis approaches used by MGnify in the field of genome-resolved metagenomics. This course will cover the use of publicly available resources to manage, share, analyse, and interpret metagenomics data, focussing primarily on the assembly-based approaches used in MGnify analysis. The delivered content will involve participants learning via live lectures and presentations, followed by live Q&As with the trainers. Practical experience will be developed in group activities and in computational exercises run using containerised tools on our training infrastructure. This course is currently under development, please check back again soon for further details.

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EMBL-EBI

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22 June 2025

8 October - 11 October 2025

Seeing is believing: imaging the molecular processes of life

8 October 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Jan Ellenberg, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Satyajit Mayor, Atsushi Miyawaki

OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference overview The molecular processes of life are naturally dynamic in space and time from the atomic to the organismal level The... OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview The molecular processes of life are naturally dynamic in space and time from the atomic to the organismal level. The rapid development of imaging methods across the full scale of biological organisation is revolutionising our ability to visualise the inner workings of macromolecular complexes, organelles, cells, tissues, organs and whole organisms. Being able to see biological processes unfold in real time allows us to understand the mechanisms of life as well as disease.The symposium will bring together the leading developers of imaging methods with cutting-edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer...

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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13 October - 17 October 2025

Liquid biopsies

13 October 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Anders Ståhlberg, Martin Dalin

OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course Overview There is an increasing interest and need to analyse biomarkers in liquid biopsies including basic research and clinical applications Liquid biopsies have several advantages including being minimally invasive allowing... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview There is an increasing interest and need to analyse biomarkers in liquid biopsies, including basic research and clinical applications. Liquid biopsies have several advantages including being minimally invasive, allowing repeated sampling and sampling is often clinical routine. This course will provide an overview of the several techniques to detect and analyse liquid biopsy-based analytes such as circulating tumour cells, cell-free tumor-DNA (ctDNA), miRNA, extracellular vesicles, mRNA, carbohydrates and proteins. Participants will be introduced to all aspects ranging from proper sampling through analyte analysis and final data analysis. Experimentally, we will demonstrate ultrasensitive ctDNA analysis using sequencing...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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22 October - 25 October 2025

Organoids: modelling organ development and disease in 3D

22 October 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Meritxell Huch, Karl R. Koehler, Madeline Lancaster, Esther Schnapp

The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers from different fields to enhance our understanding of how organoids can be formed and maintained how they can be used to study disease and how we might eventually use them to regenerate and replace human organ tissue... OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium overview The ability to grow tissues from stem cells in 3D culture to generate so-called organoids has revolutionised the study of tissue biology, especially human biology. This exciting technology has great potential for drug discovery and regenerative medicine. Because organoids model a variety of tissues with remarkably high fidelity, they allow for new discoveries in human development, homeostasis, regeneration, and disease. This symposium will bring together the leading researchers in this field, representing the premier conference for this research community, and providing a much-anticipated program that demonstrates how...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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27 October - 31 October 2025

Structural bioinformatics

27 October 20252025CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training

This course provides a guide to the commonly used methods and tools in structural bioinformatics to analyse and interpret experimentally determined and AI predicted macromolecular structure data Structural biology determining the three dimensional shapes of biomacromolecules and their complexes can tell us a lot about how these molecules function and the roles they play within a cell Data derived from structure determination experiments and Artificial Intelligence AI assisted structure prediction enables life science researchers to address a wide variety of questions This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the investigation analysis and interpretation of both experimentally determined and predicted biomacromolecular structures It will focus on how best to analyse and interpret available structural data to gain useful information given specific research contexts The course content will also cover predicting function and exploring interactions with other macromolecules This course is currently under development please check back again soon for further details... This course provides a guide to the commonly used methods and tools in structural bioinformatics to analyse and interpret experimentally determined and AI-predicted macromolecular structure data. Structural biology, determining the three-dimensional shapes of biomacromolecules and their complexes, can tell us a lot about how these molecules function and the roles they play within a cell. Data derived from structure determination experiments and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted structure prediction enables life-science researchers to address a wide variety of questions.   This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the investigation, analysis, and interpretation of both experimentally determined and predicted biomacromolecular structures. It will focus on how best to analyse and interpret available structural data to gain useful information given...

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27 July 2025

28 October - 30 October 2025

The epitranscriptome

28 October 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Michaela Frye, Tsutomiu Suzuki, Chengqi Yi

OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference Overview The regulation of the transcriptome is key to cellular processes that underpin cell biology development and tissue function... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview The regulation of the transcriptome is key to cellular processes that underpin cell biology, development and tissue function. All classes of cellular RNA are subject to post-transcriptional modification, be it by direct chemical modification, editing or non-templated nucleotide additions. Now in its fourth edition, the ‘Epitranscriptome’ meeting first held at EMBL in 2016 (and repeated in 2018 then in 2022 as a virtual conference) was the first RNA modification-dedicated meeting with the focus on mammalian systems. It is now established that biochemical modifications of nucleotides regulate RNA metabolism, modulate cell...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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4 November - 7 November 2025

The mobile genome: genetic and physiological impacts of transposable elements

4 November 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Deborah Bourc'his, Josefa Gonzalez Perez, Joseph Peters, Julius Brennecke

OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Event details to be confirmed pending EMBO funding application Conference overview Disparaged as selfish DNA for decades it s now clear... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Event details to be confirmed, pending EMBO funding application. Conference overview Disparaged as “selfish DNA” for decades, it’s now clear that transposable elements (TEs) underlie the remarkably dynamic nature of bacterial, plant, and animal genomes. This conference builds on the highly successful 2021 and 2023 Mobile Genome EMBO workshops and has emerged as the major European venue in this ever-growing cross-disciplinary research field. The 2025 Mobile Genome conference will assemble recognized experts from diverse disciplines (e.g., genomics, epigenetics, structural biology, evolutionary biology, and developmental biology), as...

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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10 November - 14 November 2025

Hands-on flow cytometry: learning by doing!

10 November 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Daniel Gimenes, Diana Ordonez, Steffen Schmitt

This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles of flow cytometry while also emphasising practical considerations related to the most frequently used assays... OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview Flow cytometry is a highly effective method for analysing individual cells that has become widely used in the fields of life sciences and medicine. By utilising flow cytometry, researchers can accurately identify and measure specific cell populations within complex mixtures, as well as assess cell cycle progression, proliferation status, and expression of fluorescent markers. Our course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles of flow cytometry, while also emphasising practical considerations related to the most frequently used assays. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and hands-on training, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively design,...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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11 November - 14 November 2025

Cancer genomics

11 November 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Kathleen Burns, Isidro Cortés Ciriano, Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, Young Seok Ju

OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference overview This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about and keep up to date with the rapidly progressing area of cancer... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about and keep up to date with the rapidly progressing area of cancer genomics. We aim to bring together scientists from across several disciplines connected with cancer research, for a unique opportunity to interact and stimulate further integration of these efforts. What past participants say about the conference “The EMBL ‘Cancer genomics’ conference was an exceptional experience, perfectlysynthesizing scientific and technical innovation guided by leading scientists and researchers in the field. It provided a great opportunity to learn and network with...

EMBL Conference

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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17 November - 21 November 2025

Genome bioinformatics: from short- to long-read sequencing

17 November 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

A guide to the technology analysis workflows tools and resources for next generation sequencing data analysis This course will provide insights and training into how biological knowledge can be derived from genomics experiments and explain different approaches in analysing such data The main focus will be on introducing sequence informatics re sequencing differences between short and long read sequencing and variant calling during the analysis of higher eukaryotes with an emphasis on human genetic research Throughout the week more advanced topics will introduce the creation of pipelines automation and the scaling up of analysis experiments Practical sessions will be run on datasets prepared by the trainers not on personal research data Participants will learn how to process these training datasets and to apply appropriate statistical methods in their analyses This course is currently under development please check back again soon for further details... A guide to the technology, analysis workflows, tools, and resources for next-generation sequencing data analysis. This course will provide insights and training into how biological knowledge can be derived from genomics experiments and explain different approaches in analysing such data. The main focus will be on introducing sequence informatics, re-sequencing, differences between short- and long-read sequencing, and variant calling during the analysis of higher-eukaryotes, with an emphasis on human genetic research. Throughout the week, more advanced topics will introduce the creation of pipelines, automation, and the scaling-up of analysis experiments. Practical sessions will be run on datasets prepared by the trainers, not on personal research data. Participants will learn how to process these training datasets and to apply appropriate statistical methods in their analyses....

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EMBL-EBI

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04 August 2025

18 November - 21 November 2025

Cell biology of the nucleus

18 November 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Simone Koehler, Patrick Lusk, Thomas Quail, Sara Wickström

OverviewPractical informationSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg with the option to attend virtually Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Conference overview The nucleus lies at the literal and figurative heart of the cell as the one organelle that all... OverviewPractical informationSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference overview The nucleus lies at the literal and figurative heart of the cell – as the one organelle that all eukaryotes share, it is over 2 billion years old and integrated with every aspect of cellular function, from mechanosensing and genome regulation to membrane trafficking and cell division. Although the role of the nucleus in organising, housing and protecting the genome frequently takes centre stage, much remains to be discovered about the cellular physiology of this unique organelle studied in its own right rather than just as a passive scaffold for chromatin. This meeting will bring together a group of...

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EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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25 November - 27 November 2025

Managing a bioinformatics core facility

25 November 20252025CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training

This knowledge exchange workshop is an opportunity for managers of bioinformatics core facilities to learn from EMBL EBI s service teams and from each other These facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the molecular life sciences The landscape is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge as experiments become increasingly data intensive and as their clients experimental researchers become more exposed to the power of data driven biology This course will allow participants to share experiences discuss challenges and solutions that they face and plan ways to cope with the ever changing demands raised by the molecular life science field It will include sessions to learn from bioinformatics service providers hear how others have tackled common problems and work together to design core services resource them and measure their impact This course is currently under development please check back again soon for further details... This knowledge exchange workshop is an opportunity for managers of bioinformatics core facilities to learn from EMBL-EBI’s service teams, and from each other. These facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the molecular life sciences. The landscape is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge, as experiments become increasingly data-intensive, and as their clients – experimental researchers – become more exposed to the power of data-driven biology. This course will allow participants to share experiences, discuss challenges and solutions that they face, and plan ways to cope with the ever-changing demands raised by the molecular life science field. It will include sessions to learn from bioinformatics service providers, hear how others have tackled common problems, and work together to design core services, resource them, and measure their impact. This course is...

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EMBL-EBI

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10 August 2025

2 December - 5 December 2025

Computational structural biology

2 December 20252025ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

Rommie Amaro, Charlotte Deane, Jan Kosinski, Christine Orengo, Sameer Velankar

This conference will update on the impact of AI based structure prediction provide a forum to present new methods and applications build a wider community by integrating the new scientists now massively joining the field and open a platform to discuss future directions and opportunities... OverviewSponsors Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Event details to be confirmed, pending EMBO funding application. Conference overview The field of computational structural biology is undergoing a revolution. AlphaFold, a program based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), has transformed the structural modelling of proteins and protein complexes by reaching accuracy similar to experimental structures. Over 200 million structural models have already been released in AlphaFold Database. Following AlphaFold, other protein modelling programs proliferated from researchers worldwide. AI has started advancing RNA modeling too. The wealth of protein models has sparked an explosion of new tools for structural...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg, Virtual

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7 December - 12 December 2025

Genome engineering: CRISPR/Cas in cells and mice

7 December 20252025CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Silke Deckert, Neil Humphreys, Kristof Kersse, Birgit Koch, Elisabeth Zielonka

OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest Course overview This course will provide training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR Cas9 system Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using... OverviewSponsorsMedia kit Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course overview This course will provide training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system. Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using bioinformatics tools, generation of gene knock-outs/knock-ins, and target validation using the most current technologies. The course will be split into two groups (mammalian cells OR mice) based on participants’ expertise. Please note that all participants are expected to engage in all sessions. Participants should plan for approximately 1 hour extra per day for self paced learning modules. Audience This course is aimed at researchers who are familiar with basic molecular and cell biology...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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