Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 23 - 25 Oct 2018
Deadlines Application 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.

Course Overview

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory and Sartorius training programme bring you lectures from both faculty and industry experts to share our technologies and expertise on drug development. In this course we will explore the utilisation of cell-based technologies in the drug discovery process for small molecules, biologics and cell therapy. Additionally this program will provide hands-on experience of both the IncuCyte® S3 Live-Cell Analysis System and the iQue Screener PLUS platform to enable insight into cell-based experimental design and analysis.


This course is targeted at researchers working in the fields of pharmacology, chemical biology, biologicals, cell therapy, etc. who wish to learn more about the basics and challenges of high-throughput screening, assay development and lead profiling and characterisation.


  • High-Throughput Flow Cytometry
  • Assay Standardisation
  • Quality Control
  • High-Content Analysis
  • Information Rich Cell Based Models

Learning Outcomes

After the course, participants will be able to:

- Understand how live-cell analysis techniques can be applied in drug discovery for assay development, target screening, lead profiling and characterisation.

- Learn how to design and analyse multi-parametric cell-based experimental assays that are applicable across multiple therapeutic areas.

This course is co-organised with Sartorius.


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