EMBO promotes excellence in the life sciences through a variety of programmes and activities. EMBO is entrusted with the execution of the EMBC General Programme. Through its General Programme, the EMBC provides a framework for European co-operation the life sciences. Its focus is the provision of training, teaching and research scholarships, and the establishment of programmes for courses and workshops in the life sciences. Financial contributions from each Member State carry the General Programme.
EMBO Programmes and activities are about research on the 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, we apply a system of 20 broad and non-exclusive categories to our projects, communities, and events. Brief descriptions and lists of keyword terms define the scope of these subject areas.