6 Reasons to Attend an Event at EMBL

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Reputation


The history of events at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory dates back to 1977, with the first record of a course being held at EMBL Heidelberg. 40 years of excellence in organising events means not only welcoming top-class trainers and speakers - including Nobel Prize laureates - but also showcasing and presenting cutting-edge science and technologies.

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Location


Surrounded by forest in the picturesque hills of Heidelberg, our venue is ideal for holding scientific conferences and courses in the heart of Europe. Heidelberg is a hub for scientific research and is home to major international research institutions such as four Max-Planck Institutes, the German Cancer Research Centre, and the oldest university in Germany – Heidelberg University.

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Training Facilities


Conferences and courses hosted at EMBL Heidelberg take place in the modern Advanced Training Centre, the architecture of which was inspired by DNA's double helix. The facility includes a 464 seat auditorium, as well as wet labs, microscopy and computer rooms, which allow courses on the latest technologies in the field of molecular biology.

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Financial Assistance


Aimed at involving young scientists – particularly those travelling from countries in need of scientific strengthening – EMBL has a flexible system of financial assistance offering a wide range of fellowships, including Corporate Partnership Programme registration fee waivers and travel grants for courses and conferences. Find out more about the financial assistance in this video.

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Onsite support


Our onsite services ensure you can sit back and enjoy the science. Onsite childcare allows parents to attend events, and in-house catering lets us cater to all dietary requirements. Accommodation is blocked for our events, ensuring guests a room in the area, and we arrange frequent bus transfers to and from various stops around Heidelberg. EMBL staff are always onsite to assist you with any further enquiries

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Social Programme


Alongside the scientific part of the conference programme, participants are welcome to take part in a range of social events including onsite parties, dinners and jazz sessions. In addition, we provide visiting scientists with a variety of opportunities for networking including Speed Networking, Meet the Speakers, Flash Talks and Science Slam sessions during conferences.