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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.


“We welcome these young scientists to our growing network,” says Gerlind Wallon, Manager of the Young Investigator Programme. "The status of Young Investigator offers them recognition and access to a network of their peers in Europe." The programme targets researchers under forty years of age who have established their first laboratories in the past four years.


This year the programme received 174 applications. Thirteen per cent of the candidates who applied were selected and the new investigators originate from ten countries.  


The Young Investigators receive a range of benefits, including an award of 15,000 Euros and the opportunity to apply for additional funds to help start their first independent research laboratories. Laboratory management and non-scientific skills training as well as PhD courses offer the young group leaders and their students the chance to develop professional skills. The scientists also receive access to core facilities at EMBL and funding for themselves and their group members to attend conferences.


The next application deadline is 1 April 2016. More information can be found at http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/young-investigators


EMBO Young Investigator Research Interest Institute Location
Andrea Alimonti Mechanisms of senescence evasion in cancer Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI) Bellinzona, CH
Marek Basler Function of bacterial Type VI secretion systems Biozentrum, University of Basel Basel, CH
Isabel Bäurle Plant epigenetics and stress adaptation Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam Potsdam, DE
Priscille Brodin Interaction of mycobacteria with host cells Institute Pasteur Lille, FR
Clemens Cabernard Cellular dynamics during asymmetric cell division Biozentrum, University of Basel Basel, CH
Karin De Visser Breast cancer metastasis and the immune system  Netherlands Cancer Institute Amsterdam, NL
Thijs Ettema Exploring the origin of eukaryotes Uppsala University Uppsala, SE
Ana Eulalio miRNAs in host-pathogen interaction Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Wuerzburg Würzburg, DE
Pablo Huertas Regulation of DNA double strand break repair Andalusian Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine Centre (CABIMER) Sevilla, ES
Matteo Iannacone In vivo imaging of antiviral immune responses IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute Milano, IT
Shalev Itzkovitz Systems biology of mammalian tissues Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, IL
Martin Jinek RNA biology and genome editing University of Zurich Zurich, CH
Nolwenn Jouvenet Viral attenuation and pathogenesis Institute Pasteur Paris, FR
Chiea Chuen Khor Heritable basis of complex diseases Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR Singapore, SG
Romain Koszul Chromosome dynamics Institute Pasteur Paris, FR
Yogesh Kulathu Ubiquitin signalling mechanisms MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit, University of Dundee Dundee, UK
Gaëlle Legube Chromatin function in DNA double strand break repair Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse, Paul Sabatier University Toulouse, FR
Naoko Mizuno Microtubule-mediated cellular communication Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Martinsried, DE
Paola Picotti Functional & pathological protein aggregation ETH Zurich Zurich, CH
Nicolas Plachta Imaging mammalian development Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology A*STAR Singapore, SG
Jochen Rink Mechanisms & evolution of planarian regeneration Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics Dresden, DE
Robert Ryan Signalling in chronic bacterial infections University of Dundee Dundee, UK
Alessandro Vannini RNA polymerase III gene transcription Institute of Cancer Research London, UK


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