Location & dates Online 8 - 18 May 2019

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 the second EMBL Webinar Series on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences. All webinars will take place 13:00-14:00 CET and are free of charge. All webinars are recorded and the recordings will be accessible from this website. 

We will continue to add more speaker information, dates and registration links as they are confirmed. To receive this information directly, please subscribe to our mailing list: https://listserver.ebi.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/lifelonglearning




22 Jan Why it is not a 'failure' to leave academia – and how to prepare for the transition Philipp Kruger (University of Oxford, UK)
20 Feb

Disruptive technologies and future skills in the life sciences

Karen Taylor (Deloitte)

5 Mar Entrepreneurial skills – nature or nurture? Tarquin Bennett-Coles (AstraZeneca) and Maria Ferguson (Cambridge Epigenetix)
19 Mar The role of professional associations in the digital age Nejc Klopcic (EPSA) and Lynda Wight (TOPRA)
8 May The role of learning to support digital transformation in pharma Simon Brown (Novartis)

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. Webinar recordings from the first series can be accessed here.