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Press releases 2010

EMBO-led delegation of European researchers to meet with Indian scientists and academic leaders


Inauguration of EMBO Global Exchange in India – a programme that promotes scientific collaboration and circulation of researchers across borders


Bangalore, India, 10 December 2010 – A seven-member delegation of European life scientists led by Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt, former Chair of the EMBO Council, will visit nine academic institutes across India during six days of meetings, from 3 to 8 January, in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.


EMBO enhances peer review of four molecular life science journals


Transparent editorial process at The EMBO Journal to be introduced at EMBO reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine


Heidelberg, 1 December 2010 – A transparent editorial process will be implemented across all four molecular life science journals published by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). The decision follows the acceptance by authors and referees of the online publication of peer review process files in the organization's leading publication The EMBO Journal.


EMBO Installation Grants help six scientists set up in Europe


Young group leaders awarded with three years of funding & support


Heidelberg, Germany, 6 December 2010 – Six life science researchers will receive the 2010 EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to relocate and set up their research groups in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. These scientists are the fifth group of awardees since the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) introduced the scheme in 2006.


Twenty-one group leaders join network of EMBO Young Investigators


Heidelberg, Germany, 23 November 2010 – Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced the selection of 21 of Europe's most talented young researchers as 2010 beneficiaries of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.


EMBO recognizes 63 researchers for advances in life sciences


Heidelberg, Germany, 27 October 2010 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced the recognition of outstanding research contributions by 63 life scientists from 14 countries. The researchers are awarded the life-long honour of EMBO membership, joining almost 1500 of the world's leading molecular biologists.


Align EU policy with global imperatives to halt ʻperfect stormʼ


Torino, Italy, 3 July 2010 – Renowned researchers advise urgent international response to increase crop production to feed the world’s predicted population of nine billion people in the year 2050. Speaking in two sessions during ESOF 2010 in Torino, Italy, the scientists stress that an integrated international and multi-disciplinary effort is required to prevent the ‘perfect storm’ predicted to arrive due to changing consumption patterns, climate change impacts, and the scarcity of water and land.


EMBO Gold Medal 2010 recognizes Jason W. Chin


Synthetic biologist pioneered genetic code reprogramming


HEIDELBERG, Germany, 10 May 2010 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced the award of the EMBO Gold Medal 2010 to Jason W. Chin from the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB).


Elizabeth Blackburn & Frans de Waal to MEET THE PRESS in Barcelona


BARCELONA, Spain, 31 August 2010 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Blackburn and Frans de Waal as keynote and special lecturers at The EMBO Meeting 2010 which opens in Barcelona this Saturday 4 September and continues until Tuesday 7 September.


Call for Abstracts and Registration for The EMBO Meeting 2010


HEIDELBERG, Germany, 12 April 2010 – More than 120 leading researchers from across the molecular life sciences will speak at The EMBO Meeting 2010 – the second annual life sciences conference to be organized by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and held in Barcelona from 4 - 7 September 2010.


2010 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award honours Ingrid Grummt


Outstanding geneticist and committed mentor


HEIDELBERG, Germany, 10 February 2010 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announced Ingrid Grummt from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, as the winner of the 2010 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award. Ingrid Grummt has made important contributions to the field of transcriptional regulation in cells throughout her career.



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