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Strategies of a honey bee virus


Heidelberg, 23 October 2019 - The Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus is a pathogen that affects honey bees and has been linked to Colony Collapse Disorder, a key factor in decimating the bee population. Researchers have now analyzed in detail how the virus hijacks the cellular protein production machinery and misuses it for its own purposes. The research, published in The EMBO Journal, is an important step towards the development of strategies to fight the Colony Collapse Disorder.


Exploring the effect of fasting on age-related diseases


Heidelberg, 21 October 2019 - There are many indications that fasting promotes longevity. In recent years, much attention has been devoted to so-called caloric restriction mimetics (CMRs), substances that simulate the health-promoting effects of fasting without the need of life-style change. In a study published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, a research team led by Oliver Kepp and Guido Kroemer at the French Medical Research Council (INSERM) reports the identification of a novel candidate CRM. The substance may prove useful in the further research for the treatment of age-related diseases.


Updated fellowship programme for excellent postdocs


Salaried employment, contributions to social security schemes, leadership training and networking


Heidelberg, 15 October 2019 – Today EMBO announces an update of its programme fostering excellent postdoctoral researchers on their path to an independent research position. The updated EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme replaces fellows’ stipends with two-year salaried contracts from their host organizations that include social security payments as required by national and local laws and regulations.


EMBO and ASAPbio to launch a pre-journal portable review platform


A multi-publisher partnership aims to streamline scientific publishing by producing refereed preprints


Heidelberg and San Francisco  September 30, 2019 — EMBO Press and ASAPbio have partnered to create Review Commons, a platform that peer-reviews research manuscripts in the life sciences before submission to a journal.  


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.