Tips and Tricks for Scientists


How to become a better scientific presenter

Get tips on how to reduce nerves, keep the audience engaged, prepare slides, and make numbers memorable.


How to create scientific artwork

Find out how to communicate your work in the best way possible, and turn a scientific concept into a work of art.


How to organise a scientific conference - The programme and content

Find out what details to pay attention to when putting together your scientific programme.


How to organise a scientific conference - Planning and logistics

Get the run down of everything from conference timeline to budget and venue considerations.


How to organise a scientific conference - Marketing and acquiring sponsors

Learn everything you need to know to ensure your conference attracts the best audience possible.


Networking and career planning for scientists

Find out how to use networking and informational interviews to enhance your scientific career.


How to prepare for an interview in the lab

Got an interview in your dream lab? Find out how to prepare to give you the best possible chances of landing the position you want!


How to apply for a position in the lab

Learn how to prepare your cover letter to make sure you stand out from the crowd, and gain the attention of the lab at which you are applying!


How to give a flash talk

Giving a flash talk but don't know where to start? Learn how to make sure your short presentation really stands out!


Successfully applying for practical courses

Want to make your course application stand out from the rest? Follow these tips on how to help make sure your next application is a success!


Sketchnoting for scientists

Find out how to get started with conference sketchnoting, what tools to use, and how to use your sketch notes to benefit you and your work.


Which journal is the right one for my paper?

Learn how to avoid rejection and increase your chances of publication by choosing the right journal from the beginning.


How to get accepted for a short talk at a conference

Find out how you can increase your chances of getting selected for a short talk at your next conference, by answering 4 basic questions.


Make speed networking work for you!

Ever wanted to connect with scientists at conferences but don’t know how to approach them? Find out how speed networking could help!


How to give a good scientific talk

Giving a presentation but not sure where to begin? Julian Rayner from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has tips to help get you on your way!


Make a scientific poster that people want to stop at

Want some tips on designing your scientific poster? Lars Steinmetz from EMBL Heidelberg tells you how to make a good scientific poster great!



EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Spectacular and dynamic, the EMBL Advanced Training Centre on the Heidelberg campus provides the ideal venue for top-class scientific courses and conferences.


Attend courses@EMBL

Our cutting-edge courses cover topics including bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, molecular biology, and microscopy, teaching new methods and techniques and from leaders in the field.


Join us as a scientific organiser!

Are you interested in organising a course at EMBL? Find out more about the ins and outs of running a course at EMBL from start to finish, including all of the great benefits that go along with it.


Sponsors - Meet your future customers!

Exhibitors at the 2015 EMBO|EMBL Symposium 'Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life' share their experience on the benefits of exhibiting at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany.

Event Videos


EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Seeing is Believing – Imaging the Processes of Life 2015

Hear what speakers including Nobel Prize Laureates Eric Betzig, William E. Moerner and Stefan E. Hell, have to say about the challenges and future of microscopy.


EMBO Conference Series: Chemical Biology 2014

Over 300 participants and 24 invited speakers met to discuss topics ranging from tool development to biological applications, and computational drug design to synthetic chemistry.


EMBL Conference: Microfluidics 2014

Top researchers in the field came together to discuss the use of Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in biology, sparking scientific exchange across different disciplines.


EMBO Conference Series: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology 2014

Bringing people together from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and form a synthesis of appropriate systems-level approaches.