EMBL Heidelberg – Courses and Conferences Programme

Information for participants during the Coronavirus pandemic

EMBL has paused the onsite programme of courses and conferences at Heidelberg and we are evaluating this on a rolling basis. While some events have been cancelled or postponed, many are being delivered as virtual events and we are working to provide as many as we can in a virtual format. The Course and Conference Office is directly contacting registrants of affected events.

Registration and abstract submission is open for many meetings and applications for courses being accepted as usual, both with the option to pay later. If you register and pay for any event which is later cancelled by EMBL Heidelberg due to the coronavirus, your registration fee will be refunded in full. If an event is converted into a virtual format, you can choose to have your abstract or application transferred, and you will be given a refund for the difference in the cost of registration. If you choose not to take part in the new virtual event, your registration fee will be refunded in full. Please check the events listing for the current status of any event.

For onsite events, as further changes are possible we advise that you hold off booking travel or accommodation until necessary or book flights and hotels with favourable cancellation conditions. Some airlines, rail operators and hotels are offering more flexible options in response to the situation.