(the events are in German, taking place in Heidelberg):

18 March: Business Friends of EMBL Brunch

On a March Sunday morning, we invite the Business Friends of EMBL to a cosy brunch. On the spectacular premises of the EMBL Heidelberg campus, you and your employees or business partners can enjoy a comprehensive programme for the whole family. Hear from EMBL scientists how they unravel the secrets of life, and enjoy the breathtaking view from our Rooftop Lounge in a relaxed atmosphere. Click here to learn about past Business Friends of EMBL Brunches. 

12 April: EMBL Reception

You are cordially invited to the EMBL Reception in the double helix of EMBL Advanced Training Centre. Meet representatives of our directorate, EMBL employees and other Friends of EMBL. A traditional Friends of EMBL Lecture will introduce you to another exciting life sciences topic, thus complementing this special event. Read about previous EMBL Annual Receptions on our website

17 May: EMBL Science Movie Night

In the next edition of this Friends of EMBL event series, EMBL scientists will again help you separate reality from fantasy that make up a Hollywood Triller CONTAGION. It is a one-time opportunity to find out how much of real science is behind the script. Uptake of biological knowledge has rarely been so entertaining! Read more here.

18 July: EMBL PhD Lunch

Our PhD students invite you for lunch in the Executive Lounge of EMBL Heidelberg. A group of pre-docs from various EMBL research departments look forward to sharing with you some of their successes and challenges in everyday life at EMBL by showcasing their current research projects. This is your best chance at a truly authentic EMBL experience. Get an overview of past EMBL PhD Lunches here.

28 September: Expedition Curiosity

EMBL is opening its doors to the public and invites visitors to explore the world of life sciences. An entertaining programme is waiting for you, highlighting exciting developments in EMBL research. 

12 October: EMBL Benefit Gala 

Once every two years, in the cool of early autumn, EMBL puts on its finest dress and invites you to an evening full of scientific highlights, engaging entertainment and inspiring company. Participation in this event is by invitation only. Click here to read about EMBL Fall Gala 2016. 

15-16 November: Science & Society Symposium

The annual Science and Society Symposia take place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre and address the impact of scientific findings and trends on a person and society. For these Symposia EMBL invites researchers from many different disciplines and from all over the world to discuss the relevant aspects of a chosen topic in a manner that is easily accessible to a broad audience. Visit our website to learn about past symposia.

December: EMBL Insight Lecture 

Once a year, EMBL scientists give a lecture that is specifically tailored to a young audience. Topics embrace current EMBL research projects from life sciences, which are presented in interactive and engaging ways. All previous EMBL Insight Lectures are available as videos on-demand.

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