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EMBO elects 56 new Members


Heidelberg, 11 June 2019 – EMBO announces today that 56 life scientists have been elected to its membership, joining a group of more than 1800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.


M. Madan Babu and Paola Picotti honoured with EMBO Gold Medal


Heidelberg, 5 June 2019 – The EMBO Gold Medal 2019 has been awarded to two systems biologists, M. Madan Babu and Paola Picotti.


EMBO launches Global Investigator Network


Connecting young research group leaders across the world


Heidelberg, 11 March 2019 – EMBO today launches the Global Investigator Programme. This new programme is intended for young life scientists who have started their laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore or Taiwan within the last six years. It provides the selected scientists with funding and platforms for networking with other life scientists in the same region and those in Europe, encouraging the establishment of cooperation across international borders.


Towards a blood test for early-stage liver disease


Researchers uncover a set of proteins that are enriched in pre-symptomatic non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


Heidelberg, 1 March 2019 – One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease – referred to as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – causes no symptoms initially but can develop into end-stage liver cirrhosis with limited treatment options. A discovery, published today in Molecular Systems Biology, paves the way for a simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD, opening up the possibility of preventing the development of liver cirrhosis through lifestyle changes or pharmaceutical intervention.


FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award 2019 awarded to Sara Linse


Heidelberg, 11 February 2019 – EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Sara Linse of Lund University, Sweden, as the recipient of the 2019 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.



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