EMBO 50th Anniversary
EMBO was founded nearly 50 years ago to promote molecular biology in Europe. Today molecular biology pervades all the life sciences, from fundamental research to agriculture, medicine, forensics and ecology, and it continues to be a foundation for scientific progress. Since 1964 EMBO has created, developed and nurtured a network of some of the best European life scientists who have helped to build a European research environment where scientists can make important discoveries that benefit society and the world.
EMBO will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. Diverse activities and events are planned throughout the year to highlight the contributions that EMBO has made to the life sciences over its 50 years of existence. Activities range from talks and meetings to interviews and publications.
Main anniversary events in 2014:
The EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting will focus on science, policy and politics. This event will feature scientific talks from leading researchers, the participation of European science ministers, and sessions concentrating on policy issues in areas such as biotechnology and research infrastructures.
The FEBS EMBO 2014 Conference is a joint meeting organized by The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), EMBO and the Société Française de Biochimie et de Biologie Moléculaire (SFBBM). This anniversary meeting will bring together scientists from across the world to discuss the latest developments and findings in the molecular life sciences.
The 2014 Anniversary EMBO Members’ Meeting is a special membership meeting and party celebration open to all EMBO Members. The meeting will also welcome the most recently elected members of EMBO.
Further details about the anniversary and planned activities will be made available from this web site later in the year.