Alumni Resources

Learn about the valuable resources available to you, from EMBL networks and know-how, to facilities, services, training and travel grants that can make all the difference for your career development and success.

Read and download our new brochure, How EMBL Supports You, which outlines a range of EMBL resources available to alumni and the wider European life sciences community.

EMBL Search Engine

EMBL web search

Use the search field on any EMBL webpage to find alumni by name, institute, city or country. To find alumni working in industry, simply use the search term ‘industry’. Only registered members of the EMBL Alumni Association are visible.

Alumni Directory

Alumni Directory

You can search alumni by research interest, unit, group, dates at EMBL, nationality or current country. If you are a registered alumnus, you can access this via your member login; staff can access the Directory via the EMBL intranet. This is an excellent way to find alumni you don’t know, based on expertise. In case of queries, contact

EMBL Alumni Lunch Card

Alumni from all EMBL sites are entitled to a lunch card for life that can be used to purchase refreshments for themselves and guests at the EMBL Heidelberg cafeteria and canteen. Purchase the card for €10 from the Petty Cash Office at EMBL Heidelberg, and top it up at any of the self-service machines. Contact

Careers and job opportunities

To help with job searches and career progression, we have compiled lists of links and sources of opportunities in science, research and related professional services, including institutes that attract the largest numbers of EMBL alumni. You can also sign up to an RSS feed of job opportunities at EMBL, and share relevant calls within your network.

EMBL news and updates

EMBLetc is the official news source of EMBL, combining a dynamic website, quarterly print magazine and dedicated alumni e-newsletter – read about the latest research, get a glimpse of life in the lab, follow the pursuits of fellow alumni, keep up with innovations in training, and get the inside scoop on events.

EMBL Core Facilities and Services

EMBL alumni can access the EMBL Core Facilities and Services at special rates based on availability of the resources (EMBL staff and members of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) are given first priority). Contact the Head of Core Facilities Rainer Pepperkok.

EMBL Christian Boulin Fellowships

The EMBL Christian Boulin Fellowship supports travel and accommodation costs, up to €1500, for scientists visiting any of the facilities at EMBL’s five sites. The Fellowship is made possible thanks to the EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme. Contact

EMBL travel grants and fee waivers

Scientific organisers of courses and conferences select outstanding young scientists to receive travel grants and registration fee waivers. This support is available thanks to the EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme. To apply, please check the information for participants. Contact Maryann Heck.

EMBL-EBI online bioinformatics learning

Train online is a freely available, open access e-learning resource, covering everything from quick overviews and ‘how-to’ guides for EMBL-EBI databases and tools to conceptual courses on bioinformatics-related topics and recorded webinars. Contact

EMBL-EBI bespoke off-site workshops

EMBL-EBI trainers can deliver hands-on workshops at alumni institutes, with a selection of modules based on your needs and using examples related to your research. Sessions are delivered by trainers working within EMBL-EBI’s various data resource teams. Contact

Your conferences at the EMBL ATC

Benefit from the EMBL Conference Programme by organising your own conference for up to 500 participants. The Courses and Conference team will help with concept, logistics, and finding sponsorship, allowing you to focus on developing an extraordinary scientific programme. Contact

Scientific training courses at EMBL

EMBL’s facilities in Heidelberg and at EMBL-EBI are at your disposal to host a scientific training course. Whether you require training laboratories or IT suites, we will help you to develop a vibrant hands-on course. Contact

European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS)

ELLS offers a wide range of activities in the field of science education and public engagement. Alumni can participate in ELLS courses and activities, and set up similar programmes at institutions in EMBL member states. Contact

EMBL Visitors Programme

EMBL welcomes scientists from all over the world to visit its laboratories and Core Facilities through the Visitors Programme. The Programme co-ordinates short to medium-term visits to EMBL as well as long-term collaborations that facilitate scientific projects. Contact

EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP)

The CPP is EMBL’s platform for long-term engagement with industry, connecting interested organisations with the latest developments in the molecular life sciences and the world’s leading molecular biology researchers. Alumni can initiate such partnerships by introducing their company to EMBL. Contact

EMBL-EBI Industry Programme

The EMBL-EBI Industry Programme is a forum for exchange and interactions between EMBL-EBI and the commercial life-sciences sector, enabling EMBL-EBI’s science to directly engage with industry. Alumni can initiate such partnerships by introducing their company to EMBL-EBI. Contact

EMBL PhD Shared Applicant Pool

The Shared Applicant Pool provides access to applicants of the EMBL PhD Programme who could not be offered a place due to the limited number of predoctoral fellowships. The Pool is open to Principal Investigators only. Contact