Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 2 - 5 Sep 2020 Register Now
Deadlines Registration - 16 Jul 2020 Abstract - 15 Jun 2020

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.

Registration Fees and Abstract Submission


Registration Fees (include admission, conference materials, meals and coffee breaks):
Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.


450 Euro

PhD Student

350 Euro


750 Euro

EMBL Staff

Intranet access

NO visa support letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is confirmed.

Accredited journalists may be eligible to register for a reduced press rate or in some cases for complimentary registration. Registrants may be required to provide accreditation or equivalent proof of press membership after registration. Please contact Tim Nürnberger for more information.

Confirmation and Payment

Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.
Types of payments accepted are international bank transfers (only up to 8 weeks before event) and credit card payments.

Abstract submission

Only registered participants are eligible to submit an abstract. We only accept online abstract submissions.
After you have logged in and successfully registered, you will receive an email asking you to submit your abstract. Click on the link provided and enter your abstract in the text box provided. Alternatively you can submit your abstract by clicking on the link on the confirmation page directly after registering.

When submitting your abstract you can also apply for an oral or poster presentation. A selection process will take place with the results announced 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline.

If you would like to upload an image in conjunction with your abstract please note:

  • We only accept one image per abstract
  • We only accept png or jpeg formats
  • The image should have a printable resolution of minimum 300 dpi
  • The maximum size of the image is 10 cm (1180 px) wide by 8 cm (945 px) high
    (Any images exceding these dimensions will be automatically excluded)
  • The image will be placed beneath your abstract text which needs to be limited to approximately 1200 characters; so that both image and text fit on one page of the abstract book.

Please check our FAQs pages for further information on how to submit an abstract.