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News 2020

Early Evidence Base awarded at ASAPbio preprint sprint

The Early Evidence Base site is among the five winners of the latest ASAPbio PreprintSprint. Projects presented in the sprint focused on various approaches to encourage preprint review....

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Understanding microbial diversity - from beer to Patagonia

Francisco Cubillos spent most of his life in Chile, but at heart, he feels international. “A large part of my network is from abroad,” he says....

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Creating organoids to study kidney physiology

Stem cell researcher Yun Xia describes her research path as “straightforward”. “Since I started working on organoids, I didn’t divert much,” she says....

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From plant evolution to agronomy

Born and raised in a large city in Taiwan, Cheng-Ruei Lee had only a few opportunities to be in contact with nature as a child, but he soon....

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EMBO around the world

We catch up on some of the recent global activities EMBO has carried out together with Associate Member States India and Singapore and....

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Defying the virus

Across the world, scientists and clinicians have combined in extraordinary efforts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Three members of the EMBO community tell Kathy Weston how they.....

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Meeting of minds: From basic science to treatments

When new EMBO Young Investigator Debojyoti Chakraborty was invited to present his work at an EMBO|EMBL Symposium in 2015 he did not expect....

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Meeting of minds: Modelling the brain

While many young people dream of creating movies or music when they grow older, new EMBO Young Investigator Luca Tiberi wanted to build artificial organs....

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Meeting of minds: Making sense of plant behaviour

Plants don’t have eyes, ears, or noses, but they can still compete for territory, fight off pathogens, and seek out food. New EMBO Young Investigator Julia...

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“It feels great that metabolism is back in focus”

Markus Ralser, one of two recipients of the EMBO Gold Medal 2020, talked to EMBO about his work on the origins, evolution....

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“The award highlights that our research on metabolism and metastasis formation is important”

Sarah-Maria Fendt, one of two recipients of the EMBO Gold Medal 2020, talked to EMBO about her work on the metabolic changes that occur....

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EMBO mourns former director Hermann Bujard

We are very sad about the death of Hermann Bujard (1934-2020). Hermann was an active and highly eminent scientist, with many...

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Response to the proposed compromise on the EC’s Multiannual Financial Framework

EMBL Director General Edith Heard and EMBO Director Maria Leptin respond to the current proposal on the Multiannual Financial Framework...

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Surprising symbionts - Learn about newly elected EMBO Member Luis Teixeira and his research

In 2008, EMBO Member Luis Teixeira was screening fruit flies for genetic mutations that could make them more vulnerable...

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Driving division - Learn about newly elected EMBO Associate Member Hongyan Wang and her research

In 2005, Hongyan Wang was performing a novel genetic screen, aiming to isolate genes involved in the development...

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Exploring evolution - Learn about newly elected EMBO Member Eörs Szathmáry and his research

In 1992, Eörs Szathmáry returned home to find a letter waiting on his desk addressed in familiar handwriting...

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Closing the gender gap

Virtual EMBL | EMBO | HHMI conference will investigate how gender roles impact academia and research...

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Options for a coordinated approach to handling research misconduct investigations in Europe

A new EMBO policy report explores options for coordinating approaches to the governance of research...

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Mobilizing young researchers in Europe and Japan

Experts convened in Tokyo to explore ways to enhance support for young researchers

Heidelberg, 13 May 2020 - Elite programmes for youn...

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Life science researchers’ efforts to fight COVID-19

Heidelberg, 22 April 2020 - EMBO invited its 1800 Members and 150 Young Investigators to report on any ef...

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EMBO statement on resignation of Mauro Ferrari from the ERC Presidency

Heidelberg, 9 April 2020 - The ERC is playing a decisive role in accelerating research o...

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Information for EMBO Fellows, organisers of EMBO events and authors of papers submitted to EMBO Press

Updated version as 1 April 2020 – The spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is...

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Exchanges with Japanese institutes eligible for EMBO Fellowships throughout 2020 and 2021

Updated as of 28 July 2020 – Until the end of 2021, two of EMBO’s Fellowship Programmes will consider applications for scientific exchanges...

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Coronavirus: information for travellers

Heidelberg, 24 February 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 was identified in China at the end of 2019 and is a new strain of coronavirus. Transmission from human to h...

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New methods to solve notoriously hard problems

Heidelberg, 19 February 2020 – Elly Tanaka of the Institute of Molecular Pathology, BioCenter Vienna, Austria, has just been announced as th...

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Information for applicants planning to go to the UK

Updated on 21 February 2020

Heidelberg, 31 January 2020 - Although the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union today, scientis...

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More than 4,500 life scientists attend ASCB|EMBO Meeting

Heidelberg, 29 January 2020 – On 7-11 December 2019, the annual ASCB|EMBO Meeting took place in Washington DC, USA. It was the thi...

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EMBO Young Investigators

EMBO updates eligibility criteria for Young Investigator Programme

Heidelberg, 24 January 2020 – EMBO has removed the 40-year age limit from the eligibility criteria for the Young Investi...

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