It’s safe to say that 2020 has been – and continues to be – a strange year! We have all been forced to adapt the way we live and think, and at EMBL it is no different.
Traditionally we would now be presenting a sneak peek of our 2021 training programme. However, since we have had to make a range of changes to adapt our programme to the current circumstances, we are doing things a bit differently this year! Our new poster includes the updated 2020 events (virtual of course!), as well as the planned training courses and conferences for the first half of 2021.
We hope to welcome people onsite in 2021, but have back-up plans in place should this not be possible! Our EMBO | EMBL Symposia series continues, and we continue to offer a range of EMBL Conferences, EMBO Workshops, and Courses – both established and new. Ever wondered what all these different event types are? Here’s an explanation!
Our online training offerings are more popular than ever, so you also have the option to learn at your own pace with our train online and webinars to make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest scientific techniques!
The complete 2021 EMBL Course and Conference Programme will be published in November – if all goes to plan!
In 2019 EMBL-EBI celebrated their 25th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, a series of videos – In Focus – were filmed, including one with our very own Cath Brooksbank, Head of Training at EMBL-EBI.
In the video, Cath discusses the role of technology in bioinformatics training from past to present and through to the future.
Traditionally bioinformatics training has been face-to-face, but EMBL-EBI also have a large online training offering through our Train Online programme. Train Online can be remotely accessed around the globe, at anytime, allowing our training to reach a much larger global audience at a time that suits the user.
At EMBL-EBI we also want to breakdown the isolation faced by solo bioinformaticians in institutes, and bring them together with peers through our training offering – whether in person or online via collaborative tools such as Google Docs.
And of course there will be times where face to face will not be possible. Whether due to ill health, parental leave or visa issues we understand that sometimes people cannot physically reach our on-site training courses. For those times, we have our robot avatar to enable remote access to our events. Read more about our robot.