Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2016
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

Coronavirus information for participants

The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.

We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.

Registration is open for onsite courses and conferences starting after 1 July and for the virtual events. All registration fees for any events which don’t take place due to the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

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

Accommodation and Shuttles


It has come to our attention that an undertaking trading as "Convention Hotel Services" (CHS), as well as "Exhibitors Housing Services" and “Exhibitors Housing Management” (EHM/EHS) has approached invited speakers for conferences taking place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre.

EHM/EHS, who have an address both in Germany and in the US, and CHS with an address in the US, contact speakers by email or telephone and create the impression to be the official housing partner of the conference in order to offer hotel reservation services. They are also asking for credit card details in order to book accommodation.

EHM/EHS/CHS do NOT represent EMBL/EMBO, furthermore they are not authorised to use any contact data of our speakers. EMBL has taken legal steps to prevent EHM/EHS from contacting invited speakers.

We would like to reassure you all that EMBL/EMBO do NOT and would NOT share the contact database with third parties. If you are contacted by such a company by phone or email alluding to EMBL/EMBO’s name and offering hotel reservation services, we urge you all to proceed with extreme caution. Ideally, simply ignore the interaction.

We encourage invited speakers to book their travel themselves or use a service provider that they know and trust. EMBL/EMBO have made the necessary hotel arrangements for you and you will be notified accordingly.

We encourage participants and exhibitors to book their travel themselves or use a service provider that they know and trust.  EMBL/EMBO have blocked rooms in the hotels listed below, please contact the hotel with the conference code found on the conference website.


Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

How can I book accommodation for the conference?
Which hotels can I book?
What type of room can I book?
Conference shuttle busses
Public transport to venue

How can I book accommodation for the conference?

Rooms have been reserved at our partner hotels, allowing participants to choose a suitable hotel at an EMBL discounted rate. Please contact one of our partner hotels before 2 August 2016 in order to ensure availability. Prices do vary according to season, therefore please quote the code CHB16-01 and confirm the exact price of the room with the hotel directly.

facebook_ic You can get in touch with other participants to arrange room-sharing on the conference Facebook page.

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Which hotels can I book?

Please choose from one of our long standing partner hotels below. 


View map showing our partner hotels and the nearest bus stops. 
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What type of room can I book?*

  • Single room - room with single bed for 1 person only
  • Superior single room - larger single room or double room used as a single
  • Double room - room with double bed ideally for a couple
  • Twin room - room with 2 single beds for 2 persons
  • Shared twin room - the use of a single bed in a twin room (shared with another participant)

*Note: not all room types are available in every hotel.

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Conference Shuttles Buses

Conference shuttle buses are free of charge for participants, and depart from designated bus stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings. The conference bus schedule is available here.

Please check the Google Map - Bus Stops and Hotels for details about bus stops and hotel locations.

Important info: Please note that NOT every bus stop will be used for every event. The bus stops for this conference are:

  • Bus Station Main Train Station / Kurfürsten-Anlage
  • Bus Station Neckarmünzplatz
  • Bus Station Peterskirche
  • Bus Station Crowne Plaza
  • Bus Station ISG Hotel

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Further details

For further information visit Public Transportation to the Venue.

For information about accommodation and local transportation please refer to the FAQ page.

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