Location & dates Virtual 1 - 4 Sep 2020
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.

Technical Requirements

Below you will find the software and technical requirements for this course. You will need admin rights to be able to install the software on your computer and we recommend you try this before the course. If you do not have admin rights, please contact your technical support team in advance to make sure the software can be installed.

Loupe Browser

This is the graphical interface software that we are going to work with during the course. There are two versions available, either using MacOS or Windows. 


  • Windows 7 (64-bit) or later
  • 4GB RAM
  • SSD storage highly recommended
  • Updated video/display drivers recommended


  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later
  • 4GB RAM
  • SSD storage highly recommended

Additional Software

A networking platform like eCampus will be used to collaborate, communicate and network with all of the course participants. All participants will receive information on how to join shortly before the course.

A classroom application like Zoom will be used for the live talks and Q&A sessions. More information will be provided closer to the start of the course.

Other Information

While using the software during the course, please make sure you have nothing else using your bandwidth. We recommend using a wired connection.