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EMBL's 40th Anniversary

July 2014

July 2014

The EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting on 2 and 3 July in Heidelberg will focus on science, policy and politics. This event will feature scientific talks from leading researchers, the participation of European science ministers, and sessions concentrating on policy issues in areas such as biotechnology and research infrastructures.


The EMBL 40th Anniversary Reunion on 18 and 19 July in Heidelberg is the central event for current and former staff, with both groups involved as organisers, speakers and participants.

Also in Heidelberg, a Research Camp for the public will take place 25-26 July.

September 2014

September 2014

A gala event featuring Nobel Prize Winners Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric Wieschaus on 12 September and a public vernissage of Horst Hamann’s exhibition DNA | portraits on 13 September will ring in the finale of EMBL’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
EMBL staff are invited to take a first glimpse at Hamann’s EMBL portraits at a staff pre-opening of the exhibition on 8 September.

Staff and alumni events at the outstations

Staff and alumni events at the outstations

EMBL-EBI 20th Anniversary celebrations
12 June 2014, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK


EMBL Monterotondo celebrations
20 June 2014, EMBL Monterotondo, Italy


EMBL Hamburg 40th Anniversary celebrations
27-28 November 2014, EMBL Hamburg, Germany


EMBL Grenoble 40th Anniversary
Autumn 2015

27 June 2014: EMBL Grenoble science symposium


Throughout the year

Throughout the year

Sunday Matinee series "Mehr vom Leben." (German)
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Additionally, further events for the public that focus on some of the most important topics in the life sciences will be organised across EMBL’s sites. More information about these activities will be available on this website.

Campaign website and film (German)

In addition to the ‘Mehr vom Leben.’ matinee series, two additional activities accompany this year's anniversary programme: a short promotional film shown at cinemas around Heidelberg, and a campaign website – (both in German).