Training and development

Investing in the scientists of tomorrow

Whether you’re still in high school or a professional academic, working at EMBL or just visiting, EMBL’s diverse training and education prospectus has something for everyone.



EMBL runs courses on various aspects of molecular biological, statistics, software and laboratory techniques.

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Every year, the Advanced Training Centre on the EMBL campus in Heidelberg, Germany, hosts dozens of international conferences on topics in biology.

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Talks by renowned scientists, engineers and policy makers are a part of daily life across EMBL’s six European Sites.

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EMBL-EBI hosts the world’s largest collection of data resources for biology. This includes an extensive training programme.

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Online learning

A host of training resources are available at your fingertips. Explore online learning possibilities with EMBL’s many electronic training resources.

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A range of professional training and development courses are available to EMBL staff. For a list of these courses, sign in with your EMBL credentials.

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With 27 member states, laboratories at six locations across Europe and thousands of scientists and engineers working together, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a powerhouse of biological expertise. The intergovernmental organisation, headquartered in Heidelberg, was founded in 1974 with the mission of promoting molecular biology research in Europe, training young scientists, and developing new technologies.

EMBL currently employs 1800 people in Barcelona, ​​Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), and Rome.

Publishing hundreds of research articles and hosting dozens of conferences every year, EMBL is pouring out biological insights, and training Europe’s future scientific talent.