Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 18 - 19 Jul 2014
Deadlines Registration closed




  • See programme for two-day event open to all staff and alumni.
  • Excellent science in the areas EMBL has led and continues to lead today.
  • Scientifically and historically informative, thought-provoking and interactive.


See exciting mix of young and established current and former EMBL scientists as speakers.



View the list of 900 participants worldwide.


Lab Reunions

Dedicated time and space for lab reunions in the morning of 19th July. Please indicate your interest through the online registration.



Tours of the EMBL Core Facilities for alumni in the afternoon of 19th July. Note: fully booked.

Rainer Pepperkok, Advanced Light Microscopy
Vladimir Benes, Genomics
Yannick Schwab, Electron Microscopy


Scientific Speed-Dating
Scientific Speed-dating in the afternoon of 19th July (only for registered participants).
Using algorithms from pre-defined criteria, we will connect you to participants based on your research interests and the specialist areas you would like to know more about, thanks to an application co-developed by alumnus Rafael Carazo Salas of Cambridge University's Genetics Department and colleagues.


John Kendrew Award Ceremony

Don't miss the JKA Ceremony in the afternoon of 19th July.
Winner: Martin Jinek, Assisitant Professor, University of Zurich (former Conti Group predoc)
Presenter: Kai Simons


Poster exhibition

All staff and alumni are invited to present their groups and departments through fun and scientific posters on both helices. Simply bring along your poster!



On both nights a memorable celebration of the people who have made EMBL, and of EMBL's 40 year contribution to the life sciences.


Live streaming
All sessions will be streamed to the EMBL Outstations as well as multiple rooms at the Heidelberg campus including  the Operon auditorium, the ATC Foyer and break out rooms. The sessions themselves take place in the ATC Klaus Tschira Auditorium.
The URL for access stream online will be circulated to all EMBL staff and alumni.


Past Reunions

See our past EMBL staff-alumni reunions here.