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EMBO welcomes first Global Investigators

 

Nine life scientists join the new EMBO Programme in its first year

 

Heidelberg, 3 December 2019 – EMBO has selected the first nine life scientists to join the Global Investigator Network, which was launched this year. These scientists, who are in the early stages of establishing independent laboratories, will receive support from EMBO to access career-enhancing training and networking opportunities.

 

“We are delighted to welcome the first EMBO Global Investigators to our community,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “Through the network we want to enable these researchers to develop and maintain strong connections with the life science community in Europe and beyond.”

 

The Global Investigator Programme supports life scientists who have, within the last six years, started their own laboratory in an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or in a country or territory covered by a cooperation agreement with EMBC (currently Chile and Taiwan). The nine Global Investigators selected this year are distributed across all four of these countries or territories.

 

The benefits of the Global Investigator Network include training in leadership and research integrity; small grants, for example for making visits to Europe to start or continue collaborations, or for attending or organizing regional or international scientific meetings; and financial support for joint lab meetings and lab retreats, publications or childcare.

 

The emphasis of the programme is on creating a local network of young group leaders and strengthening cross-continental connections with scientists in Europe, in particular the EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees. To this end, the Global Investigators will be invited to attend the biennial Global Investigator Meeting, together with other members of the EMBO community.

 

This first group of Global Investigators will begin the programme in January 2020 and receive support from EMBO for a total of four years.

 

Applications are accepted annually by 1 June, with the next call opening in March 2020: https://www.embo.org/funding-awards/global-investigators/apply-to-be-a-global-investigator

 

 

 

Name

Affiliation

Project description

Santosh Chauhan

Santosh Chauhan

 

Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, IN

 

Autophagy, inflammation, and the crosstalk

 

Yen-Ping Hsueh

Yen-Ping Hsueh

 

Academia Sinica, Taipei, TW

 

Molecular interactions and coevolution of carnivorous fungi and nematodes

 

Yansong Miao

Yansong Miao

 

Nanyang Technological University Singapore, SG

 

Phase separation and mechanical regulations of actin assembly in plant signalling

 

Dimple Notani

Dimple Notani

 

National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, IN

 

Dissecting enhancer mechanisms in signalling context

 

Timothy Saunders

Timothy Saunders

 

National University of Singapore, SG

 

Biochemical and biomechanical processes guiding organ formation

 

Meng How Tan

Meng How Tan

 

Nanyang Technological University Singapore, SG

 

ADAR gene regulatory network in human development and diseases

 

Isheng Jason Tsai

Isheng Jason Tsai

 

Academia Sinica, Taipei, TW

 

Ecology, evolution and genetics of fungi and nematodes

 

Jyothilakshmi Vadassery

Jyothilakshmi Vadassery

 

National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), Delhi, IN

 

Calcium channels in plant defense against insect herbivory

 

Maria-Isabel Yuseff

Maria-Isabel Yuseff

 

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, CL

 

Cell biological control of immune responses