20 February: EMBL Reception

You are cordially invited to the EMBL Reception in the double helix of EMBL’s Advanced Training Centre. Meet representatives of our directorate, EMBL employees and other Friends of EMBL. A traditional Friends of EMBL Lecture will introduce you to another exciting life sciences topic, thus complementing this special event.


31 March: Business Friends of EMBL Brunch

On a March Sunday morning, we invite the Business Friends of EMBL to a cosy brunch. On the spectacular premises of the EMBL Heidelberg campus, you and your employees or business partners can enjoy a comprehensive programme for the whole family. Hear from EMBL scientists how they unravel the secrets of life and enjoy the breathtaking view from our Rooftop Lounge in a relaxed atmosphere.


16 May: EMBL Science Movie Night

In the next edition of this Friends of EMBL event series, EMBL scientists will again help you separate reality from fantasy in a Hollywood science fiction movie classic. It is a one-time opportunity to find out how much real science is behind the script. The uptake of biological knowledge has rarely been so entertaining!


17 July: EMBL PhD Lunch

Our PhD students invite you for lunch in the Executive Lounge of EMBL Heidelberg. A group of pre-docs from various EMBL research departments look forward to sharing with you some of their successes and challenges in everyday life at EMBL by showcasing their current research projects. This is your best chance at a truly authentic EMBL experience.


27 September: Researchers’ Night

EMBL is opening its doors to the public and invites visitors to explore the world of life sciences. An entertaining programme is waiting for you, highlighting exciting developments in EMBL research.


24-25 October: Science & Society Conference

The annual Science and Society Conferences take place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre and address the impact of scientific findings and trends on a person and society. For these events EMBL invites researchers from many different disciplines from all over the world to discuss the relevant aspects of a chosen topic, this time “Science and Storytelling: From facts to fictions”, in a manner that is easily accessible to a broad audience.


14 November: EMBL Women's Night

For all those who live and breathe networking and who think that the world can only profit from better connected women. Join us for an inspiring and social evening, together with other female ambassadors from science, business and politics, and experience the sunset over EMBL's rooftops.


December: EMBL Insight Lecture

Once a year, EMBL scientists give a lecture that is specifically tailored to a young audience. Topics embrace current EMBL research projects from life sciences, which are presented in interactive and engaging ways.



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