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Press releases 2006

The EMBO Journal and EMBO reports to accept author-paid open-access articles


Heidelberg, 11 December 2006 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) are pleased to announce that The EMBO Journal and EMBO reports will accept open-access articles as of January 2007, subject to payment of a publication fee.


EMBO Installation Grants help scientists get set up in Europe


Heidelberg, 8 December 2006 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has singled out ten talented life scientists to receive EMBO Installation Grants, a new scheme that aims to strengthen science in selected member states of the EMBC, EMBO's intergovernmental funding body. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up their research groups in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.


Frank Gannon announces his retirement from EMBO


Heidelberg, 7 December 2006 - Executive Director of EMBO, Professor Frank Gannon, has announced that he will retire from his position in mid-2007. At that time, he will have led EMBO for over 13 years, driving a period of significant expansion and development for the organisation.


Europe’s best young group leaders win EMBO support


Heidelberg, 6 November 2006 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has singled out 21 young group leaders to receive the support of its prestigious Young Investigator Programme. Selection is a mark of the highest scientific excellence and the 2006 awardees were handpicked from a pool of over 150 excellent candidates across Europe.


Leading scientists elected to EMBO rank


Heidelberg, 31 October 2006 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announces the election of 49 top researchers to its membership. Election as an EMBO Member is a tribute to the key research being carried out by these scientists, who join the ranks of Europe’s foremost life sciences community.


EMBO honours triple talents of UK scientist, author, broadcaster


Heidelberg, 4 October 2006 - UK scientist, author and broadcaster Armand Marie Leroi is the 2006 winner of the EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. The multi-talented developmental geneticist from Imperial College London receives the award in recognition of his remarkable contributions to science communication. Author of an acclaimed popular science book, Leroi has also written and presented scientific documentaries for TV.


Frank Uhlmann of London Research Institute wins “EMBO Gold”


Heidelberg, 6 September 2006 - Dr Frank Uhlmann of Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute is the winner of the 2006 EMBO Gold Medal. He receives the award “in recognition of a decade of extraordinary work that has revolutionised our understanding of the cell cycle and opened the door to new possibilities in cancer treatment,” said EMBO Executive Director, Frank Gannon.


Estonia becomes EMBC’s 25th member state


Heidelberg, 16 May 2006 –  Estonia has officially joined the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO’s intergovernmental funding body. Estonia’s membership began on 30 January 2006, opening the way for Estonian scientists to participate in EMBO activities and benefit from the scientific opportunities the organisation offers.


New EMBO grants help scientists set up labs in Europe


Heidelberg, 27 February 2006 – EMBO today launches a new funding scheme to attract leading life scientists to Europe. EMBO Installation Grants will help researchers set up laboratories in a member state of the EMBC, EMBO’s intergovernmental funding body. So far Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Portugal, Poland and Turkey have signed up for the scheme.



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