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EMBO welcomes Lithuania as its newest member

Heidelberg, 13 June 2016 - EMBO is pleased to announce that Lithuania has joined its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC). Lithuania is the 29th country to be accepted into the EMBC, where it has access to the support offered by EMBO to talented researchers in the life sciences at all stages of their careers.

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Malta joins EMBC as a new Member State

Heidelberg, 21 March 2016 - EMBO is pleased to announce that Malta has joined its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC). Malta is the 28th country to be accepted into the EMBC, where it can benefit from the support that EMBO offers to talented researchers in the life sciences at all stages of their careers. Read more...


India to become second EMBC Associate Member State

EMBO, EMBC and India sign cooperation agreement

New Delhi / Heidelberg, 5 February 2016 – The Government of the Republic of India, EMBO and its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), have signed a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen scientific interaction and collaborative research between India and Europe. After the signing of an agreement with Singapore in July 2015, India will now become the second country to acquire the status of EMBC Associate Member State....more


Singapore and Europe forge deeper ties in the life sciences through milestone cooperation agreement

Singapore becomes the first non-European EMBC Associate Member State

Singapore / Heidelberg, 7 July 2015 – The Government of Singapore, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), have signed a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen scientific interaction and collaborative research between Singapore and Europe. This milestone agreement marks the first time a non-European nation has become an EMBC Associate Member State....more


EMBO, EMBC and the National Science Council of Taiwan sign cooperation agreement

HEIDELBERG, 29 November 2012 – New ways of global scientific interaction have been created following a cooperation agreement between EMBO, its inter-governmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC). The agreement will allow Taiwanese scientists to participate in EMBO training programmes and activities. It also means that EMBO Courses & Workshops can take place at Taiwanese research institutes....more


Scientists in Singapore and Europe to collaborate

EMBO, EMBC and Singapore sign cooperation agreement

HEIDELBERG, 13 October 2011 – Scientists in Singapore and Europe will have new avenues for scientific interaction, following a cooperation agreement between EMBO, its intergovernmental funding body, EMBC, and the government of Singapore. The agreement will allow Singapore scientists to participate in EMBO training programmes and activities. It also means that EMBO workshops and lectures can take place in Singapore. This is the first cooperation agreement of its kind between EMBO, EMBC and Singapore....more


Ties between scientists in South Africa and Europe to strengthen

EMBO, EMBC and South African government sign agreement

HEIDELBERG, 22 September 2011 – Scientists in South Africa will access the latest in European life sciences thinking and research following a cooperation agreement between EMBO, its intergovernmental funding body, EMBC, and the government of South Africa. The agreement will allow South African scientists to participate in EMBO programmes and activities. It also means that certain EMBO activities will take place in South Africa....more


South African scientists access European research via EMBC agreement

June 2008 – South African scientists will gain access to the latest thinking in molecular biology research through a cooperation agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and EMBC. The agreement allows South African scientists to participate in EMBO programmes and activities. The agreement also provides for some EMBO activities to occur in South Africa.
EMBO recognizes and fosters talented scientists, empowering them to advance the field of molecular biology. The cooperation agreement facilitates access for South African scientists to core EMBO programmes, such as EMBO Fellowships, EMBO Courses & Workshops and EMBO Young Investigator Programme.

“Scientists the world over benefit from access to funding, the latest research information and networking with their colleagues,” said Hermann Bujard, EMBO Executive Director. “EMBO is delighted to welcome South African scientists to join our networks that foster collaboration and information exchange.”

EMBO annually will sponsor one practical course or workshop and one plenary lecture held in South Africa, thus encouraging local participation and awareness. Up to three South African scientists will have the opportunity to network with young European group leaders at EMBO Young Investigator meetings. EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal will post targeted information for reciprocal career development and funding opportunities between South Africa and Europe.


Luxembourg joins EMBC as 27th Member State

Luxembourg joined the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) in October 2007. The addition of Luxembourg brings the total number of EMBC Member States to 27 enabling Luxembourg scientists to benefit from the many opportunities for scientific advancement offered by EMBO.

“Luxembourg is committed to fundamental biology and continuing development in the molecular life sciences. EMBO looks forward to the participation of Luxembourg scientists in our activities,” said Hermann Bujard, EMBO Executive Director.

Professor Evelyne Friederich of the Life Sciences Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg commented: “The creation of skills for molecular biology is critical for life sciences research in Luxembourg. Our scientists will benefit greatly from the high-quality EMBO publications, programmes and activities.”

The Luxembourg Delegate to EMBC is Ms. Josiane Entringer, Department of Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research in Luxembourg.


EMBC welcomes the Slovak Republic as its 26th Member State

The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) welcomed the Slovak Republic as its newest member in May 2007. This membership will enable Slovakian scientists to take part and benefit from the scientific opportunities offered by EMBO.

The addition of the Slovak Republic increases the EMBC membership to a total of 26 Member States. The Slovak Republic is an important addition to the EMBC and extends the organization’s representation in Central and Eastern Europe. Other Member States in the region include Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey.

Isabella Beretta, EMBC Secretary General, commented: “The Slovak Republic is a valued member of the molecular life sciences community in Europe. We look forward to its significant and active participation in EMBO activities and as a member of EMBC.”

The two Slovakian Delegates to EMBC are Ms. Pavlína Emrichová, Division of Science and Technology at the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and Dr. Silvia Pastorekova, Associate Professor of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Virology.

 

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