Summer Workshop for Early-Career Researchers beta

Come and share your exciting research findings and future directions with us

EMBL Barcelona is excited to interact with early career researchers (postdocs and junior PIs) working in the areas of in vitro tissues including, but not limited to, organoids, disease modelling, theoretical approaches and related fields. The seminar series is aimed to run over two days, June 22-23, 2021, creating a network of scientists around the globe.

Contact and Applications

Email: summerworkshop@embl.es

An organ or a tissue is much more than just a collection of cells – it has genetic patterns, an array of specific cell types, 3D structure and intricate vasculature. Tissues are dynamic – they form, maintain and fix themselves through a coordinated balance of genetic programming and self-organization. At the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Barcelona our goal is to understand and engineer this fundamental level of organization. We use a combination of molecular manipulation, dynamic imaging, computational modelling and tissue engineering, to unveil how tissues develop, work and respond to disease, and to explore how to build new tissue models in vitro.

EMBL Barcelona benefits from being located in the highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international environment of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), one of the largest biomedical research infrastructures in Southern Europe. Being the youngest site of European Molecular Biology Laboratory (started in 2017) we currently have 5 research groups, and will be growing to include 2 more group leaders in the area of tissue biology and disease modelling.

We are excited to interact with early career researchers working in the areas of in vitro tissues including, but not limited to, organoids, disease modelling, theoretical approaches and related fields. This Summer Workshop for Early-Career Researchers (postdocs and junior PIs) at EMBL BCN is a second edition of our Seminar Series and will take place from June 22-23, 2021. It aims to invite postdocs who wish to share their exciting research findings (both published and unpublished) and future directions.

EMBL’s future scientific directions, Molecules to Ecosystems, include a vision to advance our understanding of ecosystems at multiple levels (molecules, cells, tissues and populations) through the new transversal themes that include Planetary Biology, Microbial Ecosystems, Human Ecosystems and Theory. EMBL BCN is keen to learn about tissue biology and disease modelling activities related to the new transversal themes as well.

If you are interested in a virtual visit to EMBL-BCN, including a seminar and discussions with our researchers, please get in touch with your CV and a short (300 words) description of your current and future research directions. The deadline for applying to Summer Workshop is 4th June, 2021, 17:00 Central European Time.


Tissue Biology and Disease Modelling

Maria Bernabeu

In vitro 3D blood-brain barrier model and cerebral malaria

Miki Ebisuya

Synthetic developmental biology - cross-species comparison and manipulation of organoids

Kristina Haase

Engineering vascularised tissue-specific disease models


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