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.


Lifelong Learning: standing out from the crowd with differentiating personal competencies
Chris Cornwell, Knight Cornwell Consulting, UK

Chris completed a BSc in Applied Biology and after a year’s work experience at Cambridge University completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Sheffield University. After a post-doc and moving to the Medical Research Council (MRC) in London he transitioned to Human Resources as the MRC Training Manager running transferable skills training course at the MRCs Units in UK and Africa. Chris then joined GlaxoSmithKline in the training department before taking the R& HR Director role at GSK's research centre in Italy. In nearly 20 years with GSK he worked in alignment with all aspects of the discovery and Development business global HR Director roles.  Chris's passion for talent development, leadership development and coaching led him to mentor and coach many scientists taking their first steps in industry. He will share his reflections on what differentiates those scientists that are most able to make the transition and thrive in an industrial setting.


From Discovery to Development, and Beyond: Skills and Behaviours for Lifelong Employability
James Gazzard, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, UK

Jim has a strong interest and experience in the postgraduate, post-experience (mid-career) and lifelong learning arenas with the objectives of supporting innovation, productivity, career progression, job satisfaction and social mobility. Specifically by exploring new ways of learning at work and throughout life. He has previously worked across the life science and medical sectors for leading organisations including The Royal Veterinary College, GlaxoSmithKline and the Medical Research Council where he founded and led a range of projects including graduate internship schemes, enterprise education courses, job rotation programmes and the commercialisation of new technologies. Jim will share his perspectives on what he has observed to be the skills and behaviours to support lifelong employability.

View the recorded webinar here >>