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Press releases 2007

EMBO Installation Grants help nine scientists set up in Europe


Heidelberg, 5 December 2007 - Nine talented life scientists will receive the 2007 EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to relocate and set up their research groups in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. These nine scientists are the second group of awardees since the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) introduced the scheme in 2006.


Gender roles and not gender bias hold back women scientists


Heidelberg, 19 November 2007 - Traditional roles of women in the home and a negative bias in workplace support result in less career success for women versus men at the same stage of their research careers, determined researchers at the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in a study appearing in the November 2007 issue of EMBO reports.


Luxembourg joins EMBC as 27th Member State


Heidelberg, 16 November 2007 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced that Luxembourg has joined its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC). 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.


EMBO welcomes fifty leading scientists as members


Heidelberg, 14 November 2007 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced today the election of 50 leading scientists to its membership. These new EMBO Members join a community of over 1,300 members in Europe and more than 80 associate members worldwide.


EMBO welcomes Hermann Bujard
Executive Director of EMBO


Heidelberg, 23 October 2007  - In July 2007, Hermann Bujard was appointed Executive Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Hermann is only the fourth Executive Director of EMBO since 1965 and he follows the former Executive Director, Frank Gannon, who has moved to the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The German-born molecular biologist is no stranger to EMBO. A member since 1976 and EMBO Council member from 1989 –1995, he has long-standing links to the organisation.


Eighteen young scientists join EMBO Young Investigator network


Heidelberg, 22 October 2007 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced today the selection of 18 of Europe’s most talented young researchers as the 2007 beneficiaries of its prestigious Young Investigator Programme.


Two French scientists win European Award for Communication


Heidelberg, 18 September 2007 - French cell biologists Christian Sardet and Ali Saib are joint winners of the 2007 EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. Both recipients present science in a unique format that is both enlightening and entertaining, a key requirement in winning the award. Using different media, they have produced resources for researchers, as well as for teaching and communicating science to the broader community.


Jan Löwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal


Researcher revolutionised understanding of the bacterial cytoskeleton


Heidelberg, 30 July 2007 - Jan Löwe of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK) has been chosen as the 2007 winner of the EMBO Gold Medal. Jan was selected for the award "in recognition of his landmark work elucidating the structure and function of proteins involved in bacterial cell division," said EMBO Executive Director, Hermann Bujard.


EMBC welcomes the Slovak Republic


Heidelberg, 2 July 2007 – The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO’s intergovernmental funding body,welcomes the Slovak Republic as its newest member. This membership will enable Slovakian scientists to take part and benefit from the scientific opportunities offered by EMBO.



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