The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), founded in 1969, is an inter-governmental organization comprising 27 Member States including most of the European Union and some of the neighbouring countries.
The EMBC provides, through its General Programme, a framework for European co-operation in the field of molecular biology and closely-related research areas. Molecular biology, as the fundamental basis of all life sciences, significantly impacts our daily lives.
The General Programme focuses primarily on the provision of training, teaching and research scholarships and on the establishment of programmes for courses, workshops and study meetings.
Financial contributions from each Member State carry the General Programme. The execution of the EMBC General Programme is entrusted to EMBO. Both EMBC and EMBO are driven by a common commitment to quality research at the European level. Their joint activities are characterized by quality and encouragement of co-operation within the scientific community.
EMBC is led by a President, two Vice Presidents and a Secretary General. EMBC Delegates are nominated by the governments of the member states. Typically each Member State appoints one delegate from a relevant ministry and one scientific adviser. The EMBC meets every six months in an Ordinary Session and each Member State has one vote.
The organizations: EMBO and EMBC (pdf)
Programmes & activities (pdf)