31 July 2023 – The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and EMBO have signed a memorandum of cooperation with the aim of promoting the life sciences in Europe and Japan and providing support for international research endeavours. The collaboration will facilitate activities that foster cooperation and knowledge exchange between scientists in the two regions.
The memorandum outlines the exploration and establishment of collaborative schemes that support life scientists, scientific meetings, and research exchanges between the two entities.
“We are excited to cooperate with JST in order to support a network of excellence involving the scientific communities in Japan and Europe,” said Fiona Watt, Director of EMBO. Currently, 21 life scientists working in Japan are EMBO Associate Members, making it the second largest community of members outside Europe after the US. Election to EMBO Membership recognizes a scientist’s research excellence and outstanding achievements.