EIROforum events

Discover teaching events and activities offered by the EIROforum member institutions.

Upcoming Events

EMBL Insight Lecture 2022

Each of the organs in our bodies is a beautiful and complex three-dimensional arrangement of billions of cells. Creating these amazing structures during embryo development involves a breath-taking choreography in which the cells crawl over each other and change into different types such as skin cells, muscle cells, bone cells and others. But how is this dance of cells coordinated? Where is the choreographer? Over the last few decades, biology has taught us that there is in fact no choreographer of this dance, no conductor of the orchestra. Each cell in your body has the exact same set of instructions – the genome and senses only its immediate neighbours. The construction of an organ is therefore an amazing example of self-organisation. In the 2022 EMBL Insight Lecture, Dr James Sharpe, head of EMBL Barcellona, will introduce the topic of multicellular self-organisation and show how computer modelling is becoming essential to understand this fascinating feature of our bodies. He will shed light on how an old mathematical theory by Alan Turing turned out to explain the patterning of our fingers, and give insights into how a swirling population of cells can be understood by studying a swarm of robots. Deadline: 18 November

Ages 16-19

2 Dec 2022 10:30 am (CET)


ESA Teach with Space workshop

ESA’s Teach with Space initiative offers a wealth of different classroom activities and resources that make use of space topics in support of the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines in the classroom, at primary and secondary levels. Deadline: 21 October

14 Dec 2022 (CET)


Genomics for Educators

Wellcome Connecting Science in collaboration with EMBL ELLS and STEM Learning UK launched an online course – Genomics for Educators aimed at teachers, science communicators and educators keen to increase their knowledge and confidence in engaging young people with topics in genomics and biology. Free and virtual.

31 Dec 2022 (CET)