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New partnership extends EMBO Courses & Workshops portfolio



Heidelberg, 13 February 2019 – EMBO is pleased to announce a partnership with The Company of Biologists. Together, the two organizations will support scientific meetings in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea.


EMBO funds more than 90 workshops and practical courses in Europe each year. Through its Global Activities Programme, EMBO helps to improve interactions between scientists in Europe and in other parts of the world. The new joint initiative with The Company of Biologists forms part of these efforts.


Luis Valente, Head of EMBO Global Activities explains: “Funding for EMBO Courses and Workshops is normally limited to meetings taking place in EMBC Member States, Associate Members States – namely India and Singapore – or countries and territories covered by co-operation agreements – namely Chile and Taiwan.”


He continues: “Thanks to the generous grant from The Company of Biologists, we are able to extend the funding opportunities to scientific meetings taking place in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea.”


This collaboration is not the first time that EMBO has partnered with other organizations to ensure high-quality scientific meetings are available to life scientists across Europe and beyond. Together with the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) EMBO supports up to five lecture courses a year on topics in biochemistry, molecular biology and related areas. And since 2017, EMBO and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (referred to as ‘India Alliance’) jointly fund up to three meetings per year in India.


Scientists interested in organizing an EMBO Workshop in one of the above countries should apply through the EMBO Courses & Workshops Programme. The deadlines are 1 March and 1 August for workshops held in the following year.



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