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Biannual meeting brings together EMBO Fellows in North America



Heidelberg, 21 November 2016 - More than 100 past and current EMBO Long-Term Fellows came together in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA between 4 and 6 November for the North American Fellows’ Meeting. The fellows, who are all carrying out research in the USA or Canada, were hosted by EMBO Associate Member Angelika Amon.


EMBO organizes the meeting on a biannual basis to bring together current and former fellows working in North America. As part of the programme, Amon, who currently has three EMBO Fellows carrying out research in her lab at the Koch Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented a keynote lecture. In addition, the fellows had a chance to hear talks from invited speakers and share their own research through short presentations and posters. The sessions covered all aspects of the life sciences, and enabled the participants to find out about cutting-edge research outside their individual fields of interest.


The meeting also provided a forum to exchange experiences inside and outside of the lab. Through networking with each other and the invited speakers, the fellows were able to strengthen their ties with each other, with EMBO and the European life science community.


EMBO Fellow Agnes Toth-Petroczy, who has been working in Deborah Marks’ lab at Harvard Medical School since 2014, described it as a valuable experience. She said: “This meeting was highly beneficial for networking, and it promoted collaborations and conversations about science and science politics.”


The next EMBO Fellows’ meeting will take place between 13 and 16 June at EMBL Heidelberg.


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