Information for applicants in response to the novel coronavirus

In order to reduce the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus EMBL has taken the difficult decision to close its six sites in Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton and Rome from 18 March. Sites will be closed for at least two weeks, and EMBL management will keep the situation under constant review. For further information please refer to the following page: https://news.embl.de/lab-matters/corona-updates/

Please note that the application for the 2020 EMBL Lautenschläger Summer School remains open. Further information regarding the application process can be found on the following pages: https://www.embl.de/training/undergraduates/summer_school/2020/Application/index.html

Our aim is to continue with the Summer School as planned when it is safe and viable. Any changes due to future developments will be communicated to all applicants in a timely manner.

Please contact us should you have any questions or require further information.

EMBL Lautenschläger Summer School: Talents teach talents

Visualising Life – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biology

13-24 July 2020, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany


Our summer program, Visualising Life, introduces students to the dynamic interdisciplinary world of current biology research. Modern life science has benefitted tremendously from new technologies and concepts in physics, engineering and mathematics, while computer science has changed the way we can analyze and exploit data for new insights.

Are you eager to engage in these ideas and help shape the future of biology? Join us for exciting 2-week course at one of the leading biology research institutions in Europe.

Course aim:

The program’s aim is to provide insightful and hands-on experience in current biology methods, such as building a high-speed microscope to image developing organisms, and using machine learning to extract insightful data from the resulting complex images. EMBL group leaders and PhD students will lead theoretical lectures, complemented by experimental practicals and stimulating discussion rounds. In addition, the program offers a myriad of social activities that foster a collaborative spirit, which is a hallmark of research at EMBL.

Target group:

Our program targets advanced Bachelor and Master students from Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science searching for a graduate-level program (e.g. Master or PhD). Students should have a strong interest to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and must be fluent in English. Previous knowledge of biology is beneficial, but not required.