The EMBL Events team has been working harder than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, figuring out new ways to bring our scientific programme online and trying out new technologies to make our virtual events a valuable experience for all.
Tim Nürnberger was the first event organiser to lead the EMBL transition into the digital world, organising the EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Four-Dimensional Genome. Tim did an outstanding job (as always!) in a very short amount of time, gained a great deal of experience and is now helping the rest of team with the upcoming virtual events. So, in this Meet the EMBL Events Team edition, we are more than happy to introduce you to him.
At EMBL since: 2010
Number of organised conferences/courses: 73 (!)
Favourite place in Heidelberg:
Königstuhl for its great view and hiking routes.
First thing you do before a conference/course starts and first thing you do after it finishes:
Before: Take a deep breath, have a cup of coffee and expect the unexpected!
After: Just relax!
If you weren’t a conference officer, what would you be doing?
Travelling around the world.
What is the strangest/funniest thing that has ever happened in a course/conference?
A coach with a large group of registered conference participants drove up just outside the ATC main entrance, all of them taking pictures in front of and inside the ATC like being on a sightseeing trip, and left just a few minutes later without taking part or being interested in the conference at all.
If you were a superhero what power would you like to have?
Time travel would be kind of cool to witness some historic moments, or to travel to the future!
Favourite TV show:
Dark / Babylon Berlin / Fleabag