Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 8 - 10 Dec 2020 Register Now
Deadlines Application - 15 Sep 2020
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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.

EMBL has taken the difficult decision to pause our programme of external courses and conferences. As a result, we are postponing the course (new dates to be confirmed) and apologise for the inconvenience.

Course Overview

This workshop will bring together 30 young professionals and students to learn and apply state-of-the-art design thinking techniques. Over the course of three days small interdisciplinary teams will co-create innovative healthcare solutions for chronic disease management. Each team will take on a specific pre-defined challenge from the fields of precision health and data driven medicine. Engaging keynote speakers and experienced mentors will guide participants through the process of ideation, prototyping and business planning. At the end of the workshop, each team will pitch their solution idea to share the results and learnings with the group of participants and experts. Apart from learning new design thinking skills, participants will also have the opportunity to build networks with their peers as well as professionals with diverse backgrounds.

The event will be co-delivered by the EMBL-Stanford Life Science Alliance, Roche Diabetes Care and EIT Health.

Topic Areas of Design Challenges

  • Improving lifestyle
  • Effective participation in prevention programmes
  • Contributing to medical databases
  • Empowering citizens

Audience

This course is aimed at Master’s and PhD students as well as postdocs with diverse backgrounds ranging from life sciences, engineering and medicine to entrepreneurship, business, marketing and public health.

Modules/Resources

  • Keynote lectures
  • Defining the problem
  • Ideation
  • Initial prototyping
  • Pitching solutions

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to apply design thinking processes.

This course is organised in cooperation with Roche.

 

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