Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 5 - 7 Dec 2017
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

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.

***We are sorry to announce that this conference has been cancelled, if you have any questions please contact the EMBL Course and Conference Office.

We are hosting a series of webinars from the original programme of speakers. More information on the webinars can be found here.

Why attend?

Biomedical research scientists and professionals with successful careers contribute to better research and improved outcomes for patients. Effective continuing professional development can be the catalyst to success for both individual careers and medical advances.
The Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences Conference 2017 will build on the outcomes and experiences of the 2016 Conference, extending to new topics and a wider audience. The conference will incorporate talks, hands-on workshops, and networking and poster sessions.

This second EMBL conference on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences will bring together diverse stakeholders from across the academic, industrial, professional and training sectors to share best practice and actively shape the landscape of continuing professional development in the biomedical sciences. We call upon all who are interested in engaging to shape this future.


  • The changing political world order and its implications for science and scientists
  • Competence and professional development: How individual continuing professional development can be a passport to career success
  • Capacity building: building effective international teams and addressing skills gaps
  • Cultivating innovation through competency development: How continuing professional development encourages innovation and leads to successful outcomes

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


EMBL Courses and Conferences are kindly supported by our Corporate Partnership Programme

Founder partners

  • Leica logo
  • Olympus logo

Corporate partners

  • 10x Genomics_120x82
  • Becton Dickinson logo
  • Bio-Rad logo
  • Boehringer Ingelheim logo
  • Eppendorf logo
  • GSK logo
  • Milteniy Biotec logo
  • NetApp logo
  • Stilla logo
  • ThermoFisher logo

Associate partners

  • Merck logo
  • New England Biolabs logo
  • Nikon logo
  • Promega logo
  • Roche logo
  • Sanofi logo
  • Sartorius logo