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Scientific conferences & courses

Scientific conferences & courses

~ Courses relevant for PhD students ~


If you are looking for a scientific course for your PhD studies, then check out the many courses EMBL and EMBO offer.

Please contact your local PhD school for information on the ECTS point equivalent of a given course.
 

~ EMBO events and training ~


EMBO Courses & Workshops stimulate exchanges of the latest scientific knowledge and offers training in new techniques. The programme funds workshops, practical courses and lectures courses.

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~ EMBO Lab Leadership courses ~


Leadership, communication, scientific writing, research integrity and other professional and 'soft skills' are critical for a successful career in science. These courses have been designed to meet the specific needs of researchers. 


See details and course dates of upcoming lab leadership courses, such as:
 

  • Laboratory Leadership for Group Leaders 
  • Laboratory Leadership for Postdocs 
  • Self-Leadership for Scientists 
  • Negotiation for Scientists
  • Project Management for Scientists 
  • Communicating Research: Paper Writing & Short Presentations
  • Scientific Integrity: How to Publish Reproducible Results 
  • How to Review a Scientific Paper 
  • Applying Design Principles to Schematic Figures 

~ EMBL Career Webinars ~

EMBL Career Webinars Series 2023


EMBL Careers Webinars feature career possibilities – both academic and non-academic.
The webinars are free of charge and aimed at PhDs and postdocs from EMBL and from other institutions, but open to anyone interested.

Preliminary calendar for the 2023 EMBL careers webinar series:

  • Life science strategy consulting | 17 February | Registration opens in January
    • David Puga, Strategy Consultant, Catenion, Germany
    • Miriam Fontanillo, Senior Engagement Manager, major global management consultancy, Switzerland
    • Noorie Karimbocus, Senior Manager, EY, Mauritius
  • How to choose the right postdoc lab | 18 April
    • Ana Boskovic, Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Italy
    • Allison McClure, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
    • Duncan Odom, Group Leader, University of Heidelberg and DKFZ/German Cancer Research Center, Germany'
  • Product management | 30 June
    • Julia Roberti, Product Manager, Advanced Confocal Imaging, Leica, Germany
    • Nicola Dynes, Manager – Platform Product Management, Sophia Genetics, Switzerland
  • Making the transition to a group leader role | TBC
    • Sarela García Santamarina, Group Leader, Human Microbiota – Xenobiotics Interaction, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB NOVA), Portugal
    • Velia Siciliano, Principal Investigator, Synthetic and System Biology for Biomedicine, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
    • Alejo Rodriguez-Fraticelli, Group Leader, Quantitative Stem Cell Dynamics, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Spain

~ EMBL courses and conferences ~

The EMBL Events website is a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction. Learn also more about training at EMBL here

Download the poster with 2023 events (with interactive links)

See full list of EMBL events (with upcoming registration & abstract submission deadlines)

Sign up for EMBL's events newsletter

~ EMBL-EBI on demand training - free online courses ~

EMBL-EBI provides free online courses and recorded webinars that are available anytime, as well as live webinars, on Europe's most widely used data resources, created by experts at EMBL-EBI and collaborating institutes.

Discover the online tutorials and webinar library, designed and delivered by EMBL-EBI experts and the wider training faculty. Openly accessible and available whenever you need them - enabling you to learn flexibly at your own pace, wherever you may be.

RECORDED WEBINARS

  • A guide to UniProt for students
  • A guide to exploring genes and genomes with Ensembl
  • Accessing InterPro programmatically
  • An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources
  • An introduction to WormBase ParaSite resources
  • Analysing linkage disequilibrium with Ensembl
  • Annotate your proteins with the UniProt Functional Annotation system UniFire
  • Annotating your own variation data with the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP)

ONLINE TUTORIALS

  • A journey through bioinformatics: Explore resources from EMBL-EBI
  • ArrayExpress: Quick tour


~ EMBL e-learning courses ~

The EMBL wet-lab e-learning courses feature research carried out and technologies used at EMBL, and are created by our experts for you to access anytime.

  • Non-Antibiotic Drugs affect our Gut Bacteria
  • An Introduction to Optogenetics
  • An Introduction to On-section CLEM
  • Simulating the Cytoskeleton using Cytosim


~ Keynote presentations and tips & tricks ~

Check out our playlist of keynote talks from some of EMBL's past conferences and symposia.


In this video series, we present useful tips and tricks for scientists to present their research and advance their career.

  • How to give a good scientific talk
  • How to become a better scientific prsenter
  • How to make a scientific poster that people want to stop at
  • How to visualise biological data
  • How to apply for a position in the lab
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to become a group leader / principal investigator
  • Networking and career planning for scientists
  • And many more video tutorials


EMBL & EMBO scientific events in 2023


The EMBL Events website is a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction. Learn also more about training at EMBL here

Download the poster with 2023 events (with interactive links)

See full list of EMBL events (with upcoming registration & abstract submission deadlines)

Sign up for EMBL's events newsletter
 

EMBO Courses & Workshops stimulate exchanges of the latest scientific knowledge and offers training in new techniques. The programme funds workshops, practical courses and lectures courses.
 

See full list of EMBO events (with upcoming registration deadlines)

EMBO Lab Leadership courses

Sign up for EMBO's newsletter