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Twenty-three researchers recognized as EMBO Young Investigators


Heidelberg, 26 October 2015 – EMBO announced today the selection of 23 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. The scientists join a network of 365 current and past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders contributing to research in Europe and beyond.


Gender quotas – An analysis of options for their use


Heidelberg / Stuttgart, 23 September 2015 – Authors of a new report have examined the use of gender quotas to increase the number of women at the highest career levels in academia. “Exploring quotas in academia”, a report of a study conducted by EMBO in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, looks at the potential benefits and challenges that could arise from the use of quotas as one way to achieve better gender balance in academia. The report describes options for introducing quotas and provides information for decision makers who might consider implementing them.


Birmingham welcomes The EMBO Meeting


Heidelberg, 29 July 2015 – The sixth edition of The EMBO Meeting will be held in Birmingham in the United Kingdom on 5–8 September 2015. The EMBO Meeting brings together an outstanding lineup of speakers in one of the largest annual events for the life science community in Europe. It is the perfect opportunity to hear about the latest science from researchers in different scientific disciplines and from speakers from many countries around the world.


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.


Sarah Teichmann and Ido Amit awarded EMBO Gold Medal 2015


Heidelberg, 26 May 2015 – The 2015 EMBO Gold Medal has been awarded to Sarah Teichmann and Ido Amit. The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded to young scientists in recognition of outstanding achievements in the life sciences. Both researchers will receive a medal and an award of 10,000 Euros on 5 September 2015 at the opening session of The EMBO Meeting in Birmingham.


EMBO announces new members for 2015


Heidelberg, 20 May 2015 – EMBO today announced that 58 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were elected to its membership. Fifty of the scientists reside in Europe and neighbouring countries; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.


Plant biologist Caroline Dean receives the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award


Heidelberg, 14 January 2015 – EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Caroline Dean of the John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom, as the winner of the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award. 



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