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Travel to EMBO

 

By plane

 

Frankfurt International Airport is the closest (about 80 km) and most convenient airport for Heidelberg.

 

The Lufthansa Bus to Heidelberg leaves from Terminal 1 on the Arrivals Level, Exit B4 and it arrives in the city centre in Heidelberg Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kurfürstenanlage 1–3. You do not need to be a Lufthansa passenger in order to use this service.
 Please reserve your seat three days in advance.

 

There are two railway stations at Frankfurt Airport with routes to Heidelberg as follows:
The long distance trains leave from the Fernbahnhof and are the faster but more expensive option. It is usually necessary to change at Mannheim.

 

The regional trains leave from the Regionalbahnhof and are cheaper but slower. You must usually change at Frankfurt main station.

 

Frankfurt Hahn Airport is a small airport west of Frankfurt International Airport. It offers cheap air fares. There are shuttle buses running to and from several cities. Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately two hours.

 

Baden-Airpark is a small airport near Baden-Baden. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to motorway A5 (Basel-Karlsruhe). Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately one hour. How to travel by train & bus from and to Baden-Airpark.

 

Stuttgart Airport is an international airport. It offers cheap air fares and can be reached easily by car being situated close to the motorway A8 (Munich-Karlsruhe). Travel time from and to Heidelberg is approximately an hour and a half. How to travel by train from and to Stuttgart Airport.

By train

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located in the city centre. There are express services to all countries in Europe by fast national and international trains as well as regional trains. Search train connections.

By car

From the motorway A5 (Karlsruhe-Frankfurt), take the exit Heidelberg-Schwetzingen and head for Heidelberg-Boxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL and EMBO are located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.

 

From the motorway A6 (Mannheim-Heilbronn), take the exit Wiesloch–Rauenberg. Follow the signs to Heidelberg (B3). You will finally reach a fork in the road where you stay on the right, direction of Boxberg–Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL and EMBO are located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.


By taxi

The easiest way to get to EMBO | EMBL from the city centre is by taxi. Taxis are available outside the Heidelberg main train station or can be telephoned at 06221 302030. The journey to EMBL | EMBO from the train station / city centre will cost between EUR 10,- and 15,-.

By local public bus

Both bus SF (direction EMBL) and bus 39 (direction Königstuhl) leave from Heidelberg Bismarckplatz in the city centre.

 

The bus SF leaves every hour between 6:33-9:33 and once at 10:03.

 

The bus 39 runs from 06:00-19:00 always on the full hour. Get off at the bus stop 'Bierhelderhofweg', turn right down the hill, turn left into Bierhelderhofweg, walk down past the farm, turn left into Meyerhofstraße (approximately 20 minutes walk from the bus station). A one way fare costs 2,30 euros (1,90 euros with a Bahncard) to be paid cash to the conductor. Even if your journey is a combination of a tramway and bus ride, you just pay once.

 

Visit the local transport company website (RNV) for further information.

Committees 2016

 

Dedicated EMBO Members serve on committees to guide core programmes and publications. Committee members normally serve for a period of four years.

 

 

 

Course Committee

2009 Frank Uhlmann (UK) (Chair) 2016 Jens Stougaard (DK)
2014 Nils Brose (DE) 2014 Janet Thornton (UK)
2014 Javier Cáceres (UK) 2016 Alfonso Valencia (ES)
2013 Christian Lehner (CH)
2015 Núria Verdaguer (ES)
2015 Zoi Lygerou (GR) 2014 Arturo Zychlinsky (DE)
2013 Anne Spang (CH)  

 

Fellowship Committee

2012 Sarah Bray (UK) (Chair) 2015 Paloma Más (ES)
2013 Andres Aguilera (ES) 2014 Eric Miska (UK)
2012 Anna Akhmanova (NL) 2011 Thomas Nyström (SE)
2016 Yehudit Bergman (IL) 2016 Mariagrazia Pizza (IT)
2016 James Briscoe (UK) 2016 Erin Schuman (DE)
2013 Michael Boutros (DE) 2013 Luca Scorrano (CH)
2013 Elena Conti (DE) 2015 Michael Sixt (AT)
2013 Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna (IT) 2011 Nektarios Tavernarakis (GR)
2012 Liam Dolan (UK) 2014 Antoine Triller (FR)
2013 Santiago F. Elena (ES) 2013 Pierre Vanderhaeghen (BE)
2016 Marie-Anne Felix (FR) 2015 Jörg Vogel (DE)
2016 Nancy Hynes (CH)  

 

Young Investigator Committee

2011 Gisou van der Goot (CH) (Chair) 2014 Karim Labib (UK)
2013 Christer Betsholtz (SE) 2015 Laura Machesky (UK)
2015 Enrico Coen (UK) 2015 Yitzhak Pilpel (IL)
2016 Christoph Dehio (CH) 2013 Dietmar Schmucker (BE)
2012 Robert Kaptein (NL) 2013 Maria Sibilia (AT)

 

Membership Committee

2009 Jane Langdale (UK) (Chair) 2013 Jacques Pouysségur (FR)
2015 Johan Auwerx (CH) 2015 Maria Rescigno (IT)
2013 Ewan Birney (UK) 2014 Philippe J. Sansonetti (FR)
2014 Tim Clausen (AT) 2016 Peter Scheiffele (CH)
2013 Maria Pia Cosma (ES) 2013 Michel O. Steinmetz (CH)
2014 Urs Greber (CH) 2013 Giulio Superti-Furga (AT)
2014 Edith Heard (FR) 2016 Markus Wahl (DE)
2015 Caroline S. Hill (UK) 2015 Sabine Werner (CH)
2016 Bernard Malissen (FR) 2014 Kenneth H. Wolfe (IE)

 

Science Policy Advisory Group*

2012 Geneviève Almouzni (FR) 2012 Claudio Sunkel (PT)
2012 Ioannis Economidis (BE)** 2012 Richard Treisman (UK)
2013 Anne Ephrussi (DE) 2015 Gerrit van Meer (NL)
2012 Toivo Maimets (EE)**  

 

EMBO | EMBL Symposia Committee*

2010 Maria Leptin (DE) (Chair) 2013 Jan Korbel (DE, EMBL)
2008 Iain Mattaj (DE, EMBL) (Chair) 2015 Michel Labouesse (FR)
2008 Anne Ephrussi (DE, EMBL) 2011 Frauke Melchior (DE)
2013 Anne-Claude Gavin (DE, EMBL) 2013 Ramesh Pillai (FR, EMBL)**
2015 Henrik Kaessmann (CH) 2014 Frank Uhlmann (UK)

 

Publications Advisory Board*

2010 Reinhard Jahn (DE) (Chair) 2011 Robert Kiley (UK)**
2010 Peer Bork (DE, EMBL) 2010 Iain Mattaj (DE, EMBL)
2013 Pietro De Camilli (US) 2014 Jo McEntyre (UK)**
2009 Ivan Dikic (DE) 2014 Tom Misteli (US)**
2014 Ari Helenius (CH) 2013 Frank Uhlmann (UK)

 

FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Committee

2013 Cecilia Arraiano (PT) 2014 Sean Munro (UK)
2013 Ingrid Grummt (DE) 2013 Anna Tramontano (IT)
2014 Johanna Ivaska (FI) 2014 Gerrit van Meer (NL)
2012 Oscar Marin (ES) 2014 Maciej Zylicz (PL)

 

*Committee includes EMBO Members and **external advisers

Council

 

EMBO Council is the governing body of EMBO, responsible for ensuring the development of the organization. It consists of 15 members who serve for a period of three years and who may be reelected for one additional term of office.

 

EMBO Council Members 2016

Elected terms of office
Name Country
2011-2013, 2014-2016 Geneviève Almouzni (Vice Chair) FR-Paris
2016-2018 Karen B. Avraham IL-Tel Aviv
2014-2016 Victor de Lorenzo ES-Madrid
2012-2014, 2015-2017 Caroline Dean UK-Norwich
2012-2014, 2015-2017 Denis Duboule CH-Geneva
2013-2015, 2016-2018 Anne Ephrussi DE-Heidelberg
2015-2017 Carl-Henrik Heldin (Chair) SE-Uppsala
2014-2016 Regine Kahmann DE-Marburg
2015-2017 Jürgen Knoblich AT-Vienna
2016-2018 László Nagy HU-Debrecen
2011-2013, 2014-2016 Mart Saarma FI-Helsinki
2013-2015, 2016-2018 Paul Schulze-Lefert DE-Cologne
2016-2018 Titia Sixma NL-Amsterdam
2011-2013, 2014-2016 Dimitris Thanos GR-Athens
2015-2017 Karen Vousden UK-Glasgow

 

Ex officio Council Member

Maria Leptin Director, EMBO

 

Observers

Paul Nurse Secretary General, EMBO
Gerrit van Meer President, EMBC
Patrick Cramer Secretary General, EMBC
Iain Mattaj Director General, EMBL
Jane Langdale Chair, EMBO Membership Committee
Gisou van der Goot Chair, EMBO Young Investigator Committee
Frank Uhlmann Chair, EMBO Course Committee
Sarah Bray Chair, EMBO Fellowship Committee
Reinhard Jahn Chair, EMBL SAC

EMBC Member States

 

EMBO programmes and activities are funded by the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC). The EMBC, founded in 1969, is an inter-governmental organization that comprises 27 Member States. EMBO and EMBC also cooperate with countries beyond Europe to foster interactions with scientific communities elsewhere.

 

Austria Iceland Singapore*
Belgium India* Slovak Republic
Croatia Ireland Slovenia
Czech Republic Israel South Africa**
Denmark Italy Spain
Estonia Luxembourg Sweden
Finland Malta Switzerland
France Netherlands MOST of Taiwan**
Germany Norway Turkey
Greece Poland United Kingdom
Hungary Portugal  

 

* EMBC Associate Member State
** EMBC Cooperation Partner

Subject areas

 

EMBO aims to define molecular biology in the broadest terms possible, encompassing research on the molecular mechanisms of life at all levels, from single molecules to organisms and ecosystems. To be able to group and retrieve information from a particular area, the EMBO programmes and activities apply a system of 20 broad and non-exclusive categories to their projects, communities, and events.

 

Below are brief descriptions and lists of keyword terms that define the scope of these subject areas.

 

 

Cell Cycle

 

This area includes the study of cell growth and division processes in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. A prominent topic would be the aberrant control of the cell division and growth cycle in cancer.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cell division / cell cycle control / mitosis / cell cycle checkpoints / chromosome cycle / meiosis / proliferation / centrosome / spindle / CDK / centromere / cyclin-dependent kinase / cytokinesis / kinetochore / cyclin

 

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Cell & Tissue Architecture

 

“Cell & Tissue Architecture” encompasses the study of cell polarity and shape, especially in the context of tissues and organs. EMBO Members with an interest in this area will often be investigating the interplay of structures such as the cytoskeleton or the extracellular matrix, in relation to cell adhesion and migration. More specific subtopics include: invasive growth; axon pathfinding; neurite outgrowth; morphogenetic aspects of angiogenesis or organogenesis.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cytoskeleton / cell motility / cell polarity / microtubule / migration / cell architecture / actin / epithelial / cell adhesion / axon / motility / tissue / asymmetry / spindle / angiogenesis / axon guidance / vascular system / asymmetric cell division / cell & tissue polarity / endothelial / extracellular matrix

 

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Cellular Metabolism

 

This subject area includes the molecular analysis of primary and secondary metabolic processes, energy conversion and biosynthetic pathways. Photosynthesis and other electron transport phenomena across cellular and organellar membranes are important topics in this line of research, as is the study of the specialised compartments in which they occur.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: metabolism / stress / lipid / carbohydrate / energy / homeostasis / bioenergetics / oxidative / redox / electron transfer / oxygen / cell respiration / nutrient

 

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Chromatin & Transcription

 

Transcription and other processes acting on the genome are usually viewed in the context of DNA-associated architectural and regulatory proteins and elements, and their respective modifications. Epigenetic mechanisms exert regional or global control of phenomena like heterochromatin formation, chromosome inactivation, dosage compensation, allelic imprinting, silencing, and chromatin effects on DNA recombination.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: transcription / chromatin / epigenetics / gene regulation / transcriptional regulation / nuclear organisation / transcription factor / DNA methylation / silencing / nuclear hormone receptor / expression profiling / histone / transcriptome / chromatin structure & nuclear organization / histone modification / chromosome structure / epigenetic regulation / RNA polymerase / chromatin dynamics / DNA-binding proteins / imprinting / gene silencing / nucleosome / remodelling

 

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Development

 

This broad area of research aims to understand the molecular processes leading to the development of tissues, organs and organisms. Topics also include germ line cells, fertility, reproduction and sex determination, as well as somatic stem cells, cellular differentiation and senescence, if studied in a developmental context.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: development / stem cell / embryo / age / morphogenesis / pattern formation / regeneration / fate / organogenesis / embryogenesis / gametogenesis / growth control / myogenesis / embryonic stem cell / limb / pluripotency / appendage / reproduction / segmentation / adult stem cell / germline / morphogen / oocyte / self-renewal / sex

 

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Differentiation & Death

 

Molecular differentiation processes lead to the formation and maturation of distinct specialized cell types. The balance of survival and death, self-renewal and senescence of cells (including stem cells) are common topics studied in this subject area.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: stem cell / differentiation / cell death / apoptosis / age / growth factor / cell fate / haematopoiesis / reprogramming / death / fate / senescence / growth control / embryonic stem cell / pluripotency / cell growth / lineage / adult stem cell / cell morphogenesis / iPS cells

 

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Evolution & Ecology

 

This area encompasses the molecular study of evolution; environmentally or ecologically oriented subdisciplines of population biology, evolutionary biology, genomics or systems biology; behavioral ecology; ecological genomics and evolutionary ecology; environmental microbiology & metagenomics; population genetics & genomics; experimental & computational evolution.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: genome variability & evolution / human genetics & evolution / molecular evolution / population / variation / evolution of development / selection / symbiosis / environmental / sex / diversity / ecology / microbiota / phylogeny / adaptation / aneuploidy / biodiversity / speciation / metagenomics / ocean / origin of life / barcoding / directed evolution / field ecology

 

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Genome Stability & Dynamics

 

This broad area includes all processes contributing to the replication, recombination and repair of genomes, as well as to their faithful segregation. Typical other aspects studied are mobile genetic elements, restriction/modification systems, genomic and chromosomal rearrangements, and the structure and function of telomeres.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: chromosome / DNA repair / DNA replication / recombination / genome (in)stability / chromosome cycle / DNA damage / telomere / genome variability & evolution / segregation / transgenic / mutagenesis / DNA recombination / chromosome structure / mutation / gene targeting / genomic imprinting / plasmid / transposable element / DNA restriction-modification / telomerase / X chromosome / aneuploidy

 

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Genomic & Computational Biology

 

This subject area encompasses the large-scale analysis of genomes, bioinformatics analyses of genome, gene, or gene product structure and evolution, and structural modelling and simulations.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: genetics / evolution / genome / genomics / bioinformatics / human genetic disease / molecular evolution / computational biology / human genetics / proteomics / sequence analysis / genome variability & evolution / modelling & simulation / mouse genetics / functional genomics / cancer genetics & genomics / expression profiling / transcriptome / variation

 

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Immunology

 

Research in this subject area focuses on the mechanisms underlying innate and adaptive, cellular and humoral, immune defenses, as well as the regulation of these defenses at the molecular, cellular and organismic level. Plant pathogen responses are currently not included in this category.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: immunity / immunology / lymphocyte / T lymphocyte / inflammation / antigen / innate immunity / vaccine / autoimmunity / major histocompatibility complex (MHC) / antibody / antigen processing & presentation / dendritic cell / lymphocyte development & differentiation / immunoglobulin / immune response / B lymphocyte / immunodeficiency / cancer immunology / immunological memory / macrophage / mucosal immunity

 

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Membranes & Transport

 

This broad subject area covers many classical “cell biology” themes: the structure and function of cellular membranes and compartments; membrane composition and function, including membrane lipid signalling; trafficking and transport of macromolecules, metabolites or ions across membranes, into and out of cellular organelles and compartments; active transport of membranous vesicles, particles, and macromolecules; exo- and endocytic processes; protein and vesicle sorting; molecular motors and pumps; channels and pores.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: membrane / transport / trafficking / mitochondrion / protein sorting & targeting / membrane traffic / synapse / nuclear organisation / endocytosis / membrane protein / secretion / intracellular transport / cell adhesion / channels / membrane dynamics / endoplasmic reticulum (ER) / translocation / autophagy / ion channel / nuclear transport

 

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Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens

 

This broad category includes research on the molecular biology of viruses, bacteria, archaea, protozoa, fungi and pathogenic microorganisms.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: virus / bacterial / microbiology / microorganism / bacterium / bacteriophage / HIV / invasion / bacterial pathogen / prokaryote / virus & host cell / toxin / antiviral / infection / retrovirus / antibiotics / parasite / plasmid / symbiosis / virus assembly & structure / host-pathogen interaction / protozoa / archaea

 

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Molecular Medicine

 

Researchers in this subject area study the molecular mechanisms and genetic factors underlying human disease and cancer, frequently in the context of cell culture or animal models. Other work aims at the development of vectors, vaccines, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cancer / disease / tumour / oncogene / therapy / human genetic disease / pathogenesis / vaccine / mouse model / tumour suppressor / human genetics / drug / gene therapy / cancer genetics & genomics / medicine / disorder / metastasis / molecular medicine

 

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Neuroscience

 

Neuroscientists study molecular aspects of differentiation, (patho)physiology and (dys) function of the nervous system.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: neur(on)al development / neurobiology / neurodegeneration / neural / synapse / brain / neuronal / nerve / nervous system / central nervous system / behaviour / memory & learning / neuronal circuit / axon / Alzheimer's disease / neuron / visual system / neuronal disease / axon guidance / cortex / neurotransmitter / glia / optogenetics

 

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Plant Biology

 

While it may be taxonomically difficult to define what a plant is, the EMBO subject area “Plant Biology” largely covers the molecular investigation of the genetics, structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development and diseases of photoautotrophic organisms.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: plant / Arabidopsis / photosynthesis / plant development / plant hormones / chloroplast / plant genomics / plant-microbe interaction / root / plant defence & resistance / plant growth / auxin / flower / plant biotechnology / plant virus / seed / agriculture

 

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Proteins & Biochemistry

 

Starting with protein biosynthesis through translation, this subject area also includes subsequent post-translational modifications, protein folding, complex and filament assembly; proteolytic processing, maturation and degradation; protein aggregation and amyloid formation; and the biochemistry and enzymology of biological macromolecules.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: translation / protein synthesis / kinase / protein degradation / ubiquitylation / folding / enzyme / assembly / protein folding & aggregation / ribosome / proteomics / proteolysis / chaperone / macromolecular / biochemistry / supramolecular complex / GTP-binding protein / histone modification / translocation / enzymology

 

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RNA

 

Research in this subject area focuses on the post-transcriptional maturation, modification, folding, cleavage, splicing, polyadenylation, degradation and stability, localization and transport of RNA.

 

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: RNA / pre-mRNA splicing / microRNA / RNAi & RNA silencing / non-coding RNA / RNA stability & degradation / RNA processing / editing / epigenetic regulation / RNA binding proteins / RNA polymerase / RNA modification / tRNA / alternative splicing / RNA localization & transport / RNA structure, folding, catalysis / siRNA

 

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Signal Transduction

 

Signal transduction research explores the mechanisms involved in sending, receiving and integrating biological signals, as well as the effects of these signals on growth, replication, differentiation, stress responses; on circadian and other rhythms; and on neuronal and synaptic functions.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: signal transduction / receptor / kinase / growth factor / hormone / cytokine / GTP-binding protein / cell signalling / sensory / circadian rhythm / G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) / tyrosine kinase / chemosensation / neurotransmitter / receptor tyrosine kinase / insulin / interferon / olfactory / chemokine / chemotaxis / lipid-mediated signalling

 

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Structural Biology & Biophysics

 

Researchers with an interest in this subject area study multi-dimensional structures and dynamics of biological macromolecules. They often apply biophysical approaches; high-resolution electron microscopy; AFM; X-ray crystallography and X-ray or particle scattering methods; or NMR or other spectroscopic techniques.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: structure / X-ray crystallography / microscopy / protein structure / modelling / structural biology / imaging / electron microscopy / biophysics / NMR / protein engineering / fluorescence / live imaging / single molecule techniques / cryo-electron microscopy / spectrometry / mass spectrometry / AFM / chemical biology

 

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Systems Biology

 

Studies in this subject area analyse or predict properties and behaviours of complex biological systems in terms of their molecular components and their interactions.

 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: systems biology / network / engineering / proteomics / modelling & simulation / expression profiling / transcriptome / regulatory networks / self-organization / synthetic biology / quantitative / epigenomics / simulation / information processing / mathematical modelling / metagenomics

 

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Contact us

 

Email - To contact individual staff members, please use firstname.lastname @ embo.org

Phone - To reach a particular extension, please dial +49 (0)6221 8891- followed by the extension number indicated below.

 

Staff by role

 

Director's office

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EMBO Membership

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EMBO Fellowship Programme

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- 115 Administrator, Short-Term Fellowships
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EMBO Courses & Workshops Programme

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EMBO Young Investigator Programme, Installation Grants and Women in Science

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EMBO Science Policy Programme

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EMBO Global Activities

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The EMBO Meeting

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SourceData

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EMBO Press

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EMBO Molecular Medicine

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EMBO reports

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Molecular Systems Biology

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The EMBO Journal

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Administration / Finance

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Information Support & Resources

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Communications

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Alphabetical staff list

 

A – E


Joy Akinyi - 105 Administrator, EMBO Courses & Workshops
Sandra Bendiscioli - 119 Programme Officer, Science Policy
Gitta Bourke - 117 Administrator, EMBC and EMBO Council
Seán Bourke - 130 Reception and Building Maintenance
Ingrid Busby - 409 Administrative Assistant, EMBO Global Activities
Erica Wilfong Boxheimer - 302 Editorial Assistant, EMBO Press
Holger Breithaupt - 415 Senior Editor, EMBO reports
Roberto Buccione - 412 Editor, EMBO Molecular Medicine
Larisa Bulgatova - 551 Administrator, EMBO Fellowships;Administrator, EMBO Membership & Elections
Martin Cairns - 106 Project Co-ordinator, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Lebenswissenschaften Heidelberg GmbH
Céline Carret - 411 Editor, EMBO Molecular Medicine
Rachel Coulthard - 110 Programme Officer, Young Investigators, Installation Grants and Women in Science
Eilish Craddock - 102 Personal Assistant to the Director
David del Álamo Rodríguez - 122 Programme Manager, EMBO Fellowships
Karin Dumstrei - 406 Senior Editor, The EMBO Journal
Sara El-Gebali - SourceData Biocurator

 

F – J


Kevin Fleming - 308 Web & Database Developer
Michele Garfinkel - 552 Science Policy Manager
Nancy George - SourceData Biocurator
Anne-Marie Glynn - 104 Programme Manager, EMBO Courses & Workshops, EMBO Global Activities; Deputy Head, Administration & Finance
Bernhard Huber - 113 Head, Administration & Finance

 

K – O


Tilmann Kießling - 108 Head, Communications
Daniel Klimmeck - 407 Editor, The EMBO Journal
Sandra Krahl - 563 Senior Graphic Designer
Aditya Kusuma Jati - 131 Web and Graphic Designer
Andrea Leibfried - 417 Editor, The EMBO Journal
Thomas Lemberger - 413 Chief Editor, Molecular Systems Biology; Deputy Head of Scientific Publications; Manager, SourceData
Maria Leptin - 101 EMBO Director
Joel Maupin - 301 Editorial Assistant, EMBO Press
Benardine Ngu - 107 Administrator, Finance & Fellowships
Anne Faerch Nielsen - 408 Editor, The EMBO Journal
Zsuzsanna O'Donoghue - 115 Administrator, Short-Term Fellowships

 

P – T


Fiona Panayi - 403 Editorial Assistant, EMBO Press
Barbara Pauly - 109 Senior Editor, EMBO reports
Stephen Pewter - 103 Digital Communications Officer
Maria Polychronidou - 410 Editor, Molecular Systems Biology
Eva Portik - 114 Accounting Officer
Bernd Pulverer - 501 Chief Editor, The EMBO Journal; Head of Scientific Publications
Martina Rembold - 305 Editor, EMBO reports
Esther Schnapp - 502 Senior Editor, EMBO reports
Meryl Schneider - 301 Editorial Assistant, EMBO Press
Gerlinde Schuster - 310 Editorial Assistant, EMBO Press
Inga Strazda - 561 Administrator, Long-Term Fellowships

 

U – Z


Luis Valente - 562 Project Officer
Hartmut Vodermaier - 401 Senior Editor, The EMBO Journal
Gerlind Wallon - 112 Programme Manager, EMBO Young Investigators, Installation Grants and Women in Science; EMBO Deputy Director; Manager, The EMBO Meeting
Volker Wiersdorff - 118 Head, Information Support & Resources; Manager, EMBO Membership & Elections

Leadership & oversight

 

EMBO actions are directed and guided by members of the organization. Scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences are nominated and elected annually by the membership.

 

EMBO

Professor Maria Leptin is Director of EMBO. Professor Leptin was elected as a Member of EMBO in 1996. She served as chair of the EMBO Membership Committee (2005 – 2007), as a member of the EMBO Membership & Publications Committee (2002 – 2004) and was elected to EMBO Council in 2008.

 

EMBO Council

EMBO Council is the governing body of EMBO, responsible for ensuring the development of the organization. It consists of 15 members who serve for a period of three years and who may be re-elected for one additional term of office. The Chair of EMBO Council is Detlef Weigel and the Vice-Chair is Geneviève Almouzni. The Secretary General of EMBO is Paul Nurse.

 

EMBO Committees

EMBO Members serve on committees and advisory editorial boards to guide programmes and the activities of EMBO Press.

 

EMBC

The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), an intergovernmental organization comprising 27 member states, is the funding body of EMBO. The EMBC was founded in 1969 to support the activities of EMBO. Both the EMBC and EMBO share a common commitment to quality research and cooperation at the European level.

Jobs

 

EMBO is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization.

 

Web, Graphic Design & Communications Assistant

 

You may also wish to check the jobs pages at EMBL.

 

History

 

The origins of EMBO date back to 1963, when a group of leading European biologists gathered in Ravello, Italy. They came together to discuss proposals by John Kendrew and Conrad Waddington to establish an organization and laboratory for cooperation in molecular biology. Both proposals were endorsed and in July 1964, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) was officially born.

The Ravello meeting laid down two initial goals for EMBO – the creation of a central laboratory and the establishment of networking activities to enhance interactions between scientists across Europe. To pursue these goals, two committees were set up. The efforts of the Laboratory Committee led to the establishment of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).  

The Federal Organization Committee became the motor for the EMBO Fellowship Programme and Courses & Workshops Programme. The Ravello meeting also saw the election of Max Perutz as the first EMBO Chairman and John Kendrew as Secretary General. Thanks to the efforts of Eduard Kellenberger, EMBO was awarded official legal status on 12 July 1964.

The Volkswagen Foundation provided start-up funding for the organization and EMBO initiated its first networking activities including fellowships, practical courses and the election of 140 biologists as the first EMBO Members.

Through the formation of the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) as a permanent intergovernmental body in 1969, EMBO was able to gain the necessary political support for its long-term projects. Fourteen governments joined the EMBC initially, providing the organization with stable funding and scientific independence.  

Timeline

 

2013EMBO Press launched
2012Cooperation agreement between EMBO, EMBC, and the National Science Council of Taiwan
2011 – EMBO signs cooperation agreement with Singapore
2009 – Professor Maria Leptin is appointed as the fifth Director of EMBO
2008EMBO Molecular Medicine launched
2008 – EMBO assumes responsibility for The EMBO Meeting and oversees its first meeting
2008 – EMBO signs cooperation agreement with South Africa
2007 – EMBO welcomes Hermann Bujard as new Director
2006Installation Grants scheme launched
2005 – First issue of the online journal Molecular Systems Biology
2001 – EMBO moves from EMBL offices to its present building on EMBL campus
2000EMBO reports launched
2000Young Investigator Programme comes into being
1996EMBO lectures and EMBO Members Meeting established
1996EMBO Fellows network started
1996 – Science & Society activities initiated
1994 – Frank Gannon appointed Executive Director of EMBO
1986EMBO Gold Medal launched
1982The EMBO Journal launched
1976 – EMBO publishes statement on recombinant DNA technology
1974 – Foundation of EMBL and appointment of its first Director General, Sir John Kendrew
1973 – John Tooze appointed Executive Secretary of EMBO
1969 – The European Molecular Biology Conference established
1966 – Funding for nine long-term and two short-term fellowships and the first three practical courses is secured with the support of the Volkswagen Stiftung
1965 – Raymond Appleyard appointed first Executive Secretary of EMBO
1964 – EMBO is incorporated as a non-profit organization. It appoints 200 members.

About EMBO

 

EMBO stands for excellence in the life sciences.

 

EMBO is an organization of more than 1700 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.


EMBO helps young scientists to advance their research, promote their international reputations and ensure their mobility. Courses, workshops, conferences and EMBO Press publications disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe.


EMBO supports talented researchers, selected through impartial evaluation processes, to allow them to do great science. The wide scientific scope across the full range of life science research coupled with the broad geographical reach of more than 1700 members and associate members – some of the best researchers in Europe and around the world – positions EMBO optimally to serve Europe’s life science community.

Professor Maria Leptin, EMBO Director

 

Maria Leptin received her PhD in 1983 for work on B cell activation carried out at the Basel Institute for Immunology under the supervision of Fritz Melchers. She switched to the study of development in Drosophila when she joined the laboratory of Michael Wilcox at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK, for her postdoctoral work on Drosophila integrins. After a research visit at the lab of Pat O’Farrell at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she began studying gastrulation, she spent the years from 1989 to 1994 as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen. In 1994, she became Professor at the Institute of Genetics University of Cologne.

 

In January 2010 Maria Leptin became the Director of EMBO and established a research group in Heidelberg at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The group studies the development of complex cell shapes in the respiratory system of Drosophila and the role of RNA localisation in generating cell shape. Professor Leptin is an elected member of EMBO and the Academia Europaea. She also serves on the editorial boards of Developmental Cell, Developmental Biology and on advisory boards of several academic institutions. She chairs one of the evaluation panels for ERC Advanced Investigator Grants.

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Gerlind WallonGerlind Wallon
Deputy Director
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Rachel CoulthardRachel Coulthard
Administrator
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