Location & dates Online 18 May 2018

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.

Why attend?

Competent professionals, who are committed to staying at the leading edge of developments in their field and developing their personal skills, are the underlying foundation of successful research. However, established mechanisms for maintaining professional competence and traditional career paths are being challenged.  Changes in the employment landscape in industry and academia, the cross-disciplinary nature of modern science, the need for greater collaboration across traditional sectoral boundaries and the increased need for training to be responsive to real-life working, are all impacting on how the biomedical sector maintains a fit-for-purpose workforce. So how can your organisation and indeed YOU be ‘fit for the future’ in this environment?

Join us for our new EMBL Webinar Series. All webinars will take place 13:00-14:00 CET and are free of charge. Information will be updated regularly.




2 Feb Education, Training and Research in an ever changing geopolitical and innovation ecosystem Pierre Meulien (Innovative Medicines Initiative)
16 Feb

Skills and behaviours for lifelong employability
Lifelong Learning: standing out from the crowd with differentiating personal competencies

James Gazzard (Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge)
Chris Cornwell (Knight Cornwell Consulting)

2 Mar Building a scientific career beyond the bench Claire Skentelbery (Nanotechnology Industries Association), Izabel Alfany (Leitat Technological Center), Rachel Simpson (University of Dundee)
16 Mar Skills development in a collaborative approach to R&D Matthias Gottwald (Bayer AG)
13 Apr Methods and tools in recruitment: optimising the matching of the right person to the right job Ivonne Marschall, (Progressive Recruitment), Gaëtan Witz (SThree)
20 Apr How to develop a competent and innovative health & bioscience workforce in Europe - Best practices from EIT Health CAMPUS Ursula Muehle (EIT Health)
27 Apr How to prepare and incentivise research scientists and healthcare professionals for collaborative innovation Michel Goldman and Hilde Stevens (Université libre de Bruxelles)
18 May Science, technology and innovation for upskilling knowledge-based economies in Africa Kevin Marsh (University of Oxford), Trudie Lang (University of Oxford), Allan Pamba (GlaxoSmithKline)

Who should attend?

  • Employers, consultants, individual scientists/professionals and students of all sectors involved in biomedical research and development
  • Biomedical education and training providers
  • Professional and scientific bodies, learned societies
  • Research infrastructures
  • Regulators and regulatory affairs professionals
  • Funders and policy makers

This webinar series follows on from the EMBL Conference: Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences in 2016 and was inspired by the LifeTrain initiative and a series of workshops