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Credits and contact

 

Credits

Heidemarie Hurtl, Pierre Hilson, Art Pardee, Jan Bures, Michael Cusick, Tomi Mäkelä, Benoit Arcangioli, Tony Hyman, Jeff Dangl, Noel Matoff, Christos Sotiriou, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Chryssa Kanellopoulou, Philippe Lambin, Gianni Cesareni, Nadia Rosenthal, Aedin Culhane, Paul Harkin, Philippe Lamesch, Magdalena Żuberek, Marina Lencastre, Andrej Lupták, Luis Serrano, Anders Blomberg, Gheorghe Jebeleanu, Jacques Remacle, Jacqueline Vandenhaute, Marc Vidal 

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the ScienceTree project over the years.

Partners

 

List of names of the participants and countries:

 

 

Row 1 (left to right) 

Austria Barry Dickson Vienna Nov 2005
Belgium Arsène Burny Gembloux Nov 2003
Bulgaria Pencho Venkov Sofia Nov 2006
Croatia Siniša Volarević Rijeka May 2014
Cyprus Anthi Drousiotou Nicosia Sep 2006
Czech Republic Eva Sykova Prague Sep 2006
Denmark Kristian Helin Copenhagen Sep 2006
EMBL, Germany Fotis Kafatos Heidelberg July 2002

 

Row 2 (left to right) 

Estonia Jaak Vilo/Maido Remm Tartu June 2005
Finland Leena Peltonen Helsinki Aug 2003
France Christine Petit/François Jacob Paris Jan 2004
Germany Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Tübingen Oct 2006
Greece George Kollias Athens Nov 2006
Hungary Tamás Vicsek Budapest Sep 2006
Ireland Ken Wolfe Dublin Nov 2006

 

Row 3 (left to right) 

Italy Irene Bozzoni Rome Sep 2006
Latvia Paul Pumpens Riga Nov 2006
Lithuania Ceslovas Venclovas Vilnius Sep 2006
Luxembourg Marc Diederich Luxembourg Feb 2005
Malta Alex Felice Msida Nov 2006
The Netherlands Ronald Plasterk Utrecht Nov 2003
Poland Maciej Żylicz Warszawa Oct 2006

 

Row 4 (left to right) 

Portugal Maria de Sousa Porto Nov 2006
Romania Ionel Haiduc Cluj Nov 2006
Slovakia Sasha Zahradníková/Albert Breier Bratislava Oct 2006
Slovenia Vito Turk Llubljana Nov 2006
Spain Antonio García-Bellido Madrid July 2004
Sweden Gunnar von Heijne Göteborg Aug 2005
United Kingdom John Sulston Hinxton July 2003

Event

 

A public ceremony will be held during the EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting on Wednesday July 2 to unveil the ScienceTree on the EMBL campus in Heidelberg. The oak tree is being planted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EMBO, the 45th anniversary of the European Molecular Biology Conference and the 40th anniversary of EMBL.

 

The ScienceTree symbolizes the unity of the life sciences in Europe and the potential of scientific research for future progress. The oak tree captures the spirit and dedication of the community of scientists in different countries throughout Europe. It will grow and change alongside the developments and discoveries of the life sciences in Europe.

 


The ceremony takes place during the EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting which focuses on science, policy and politics and will feature scientific talks from leading researchers, the participation of European science ministers, and sessions concentrating on policy issues in areas such as biotechnology and research infrastructures.

 

Time:
16:00 - 16:30

Location:
In front of the EMBO main building on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Meyerhofstr. 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

 

Learn more about the project.

 

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The project

 

The ScienceTree project originated in the summer of 2002 when the idea of a tree to symbolize European integration was first suggested. The initial proposal was to plant a tree in soil originating from countries throughout the European Union to symbolize the importance of European integration for future generations and taking science as a leading example.

 

Over the years, renowned European scientists, including three Nobel laureates and 16 EMBO Members, provided soil samples from their countries. By May 2014, 29 samples had been collected, 28 samples from the 28 countries forming the European Union and one sample from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which was included as an example of European integration that benefits the life sciences and to also recognize the roles of Israel, Norway and Switzerland in the support of European research.

 

Learn more about the contributors to the ScienceTree project.

ScienceTree

 

The ScienceTree symbolizes the unity of the life sciences in Europe and captures the spirit and dedication of scientists worldwide.

 

 

Science Tree EMBO

Community – Integration - Unity – Progress – Growth

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