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

 

Heidelberg, 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.

 

“We are delighted to welcome to the EMBO community these eight scientists who carry out outstanding research,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “EMBO is committed to fostering excellence in the life sciences across all of Europe, and beyond. The EMBO Installation Grant programme is an instrument to encourage scientists to move or return to the countries participating in it.”

 

The new EMBO Installation Grantees receive 50,000 euros annually for three to five years, and can apply for additional grants of up to 10,000 euros per year. They become part of the EMBO Young Investigator Network, which consists of Young Investigators, Global Investigators and Installation Grantees. The grantees also benefit from mentoring by an EMBO Member, grants for travelling to meetings and for organizing conferences, training courses, such as EMBO Lab Leadership courses, as well as access to core facilities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

 

EMBO Installation Grants support early-career scientists who are in the process of establishing their laboratories. The Installation Grants are funded primarily by the host countries with the aim of strengthening the life sciences there. They help to attract excellent group leaders to countries that can face difficulties when competing with other countries and their well-funded research institutes. To encourage international mobility, applicants must have spent at least two consecutive years outside the country in which they plan to set up their laboratory.

 

The 2020 grantees will establish one laboratory in Lithuania, three in Poland, two in Portugal and two in Turkey. The grants are supported by the Research Council of Lithuania, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Portugal and the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBITAK) of Turkey. Since 2006, EMBO Installation grants have supported 120 group leaders.

 

The next application deadline for EMBO Installation Grants is 15 April 2021. More information is available at: https://www.embo.org/funding-awards/installation-grants

 

 

Installation Grantees 2020

 

EMBO Installation Grantee

Research project

Host institute

Algirdas Toleikis

Algirdas Toleikis

Single-molecule force studies on Cas3 helicase motor involved in CRISPR

Vilnius University, Vilnius, LT

Elias Barriga

Elias Barriga

Bioelectrical control of directed collective cell migration in vivo

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, PT

Kinga_Kamieniarz-Gdula

Kinga Kamieniarz-Gdula

Role of premature transcription termination in human gene expression regulation

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, PL

Michal Wandel

Michal Wandel

Intracellular mechanisms of anti-microbial immunity

The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, PL

Onur Oztas

Onur Oztas

Plant adaptation to cope with environmental stress

Koc University, Istanbul, TR

Piotr Gerlach

Piotr Gerlach

Mechanism of the bunyaviral transcription-translation coupling

The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, PL

Ricardo Henriques

Ricardo Henriques

Unveiling live-cell viral replication at the nanoscale

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, PT

Serkan Belkaya

Serkan Belkaya

Human genetic and immunopathological mechanisms of hepatic injury

Bilkent University, Ankara, TR

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