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Molly Stevens receives the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award 2021


Heidelberg, 10 February 2021 – EMBO and FEBS announce Molly Stevens of Imperial College London, UK, as the recipient of the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award 2021.


Facundo Batista appointed Chief Editor of The EMBO Journal


Heidelberg/Germany and Cambridge/USA, 4 February 2021 – EMBO Press announces the appointment of immunologist Facundo Batista, PhD, as Chief Editor of The EMBO Journal. Facundo Batista, who is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the first Associate Director of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Cambridge/USA, takes up the appointment with immediate effect. He takes over from Bernd Pulverer, Head of Scientific Publishing at EMBO after a decade in the role, who will lead EMBO Reports as Chief Editor.


Bernd Pulverer appointed Chief Editor of EMBO Reports


Heidelberg/Germany, 4 February 2021 – EMBO Press announces the appointment of Bernd Pulverer, Head of Scientific Publishing at EMBO, as Chief Editor of EMBO Reports. He takes up the post with immediate effect. This became possible upon appointment of Facundo Batista as Chief Editor of The EMBO Journal, a position Pulverer held for a decade.


EMBO Installation Grants support eight early-career scientists to establish independent laboratories


Heidelberg/Germany, 12 January 2021 – EMBO is pleased to announce the award of Installation Grants to eight scientists in the early stages of setting up their independent laboratories in Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.


SARS-CoV-2 infection demonstrated in a human lung bronchioalveolar tissue model


Heidelberg/Germany, 11 January 2021 – Development of an in vitro human-derived tissue model for studying virus infection and disease progression in the alveolar cells of the lungs responsible for oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange with the blood might enable the study of possible therapies for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) triggered by SARS-CoV-2. Researchers in the Netherlands have demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 replicates efficiently in their model resembling the human bronchioalveolar system that is thought to play a critical role in progression of infection towards pneumonia and ARDS.


Age of father affects offspring through an epigenetic mechanism


Heidelberg/Germany, 5 January 2021 – A team of Japanese scientists has revealed a mechanism associated with an increased risk of behavioural defects among offspring of older fathers in a mouse study, with strong indications similar processes are involved in humans.



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