Press releases 2008
Seven life scientists get research boost to set up in Europe
EMBO Installation Grants provide three years of funding & support
Heidelberg, 11 December 2008 – Seven talented life science researchers will receive the 2008 EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to relocate and set up their research groups in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. These seven scientists are the third group of awardees since the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) introduced the scheme in 2006.
Novel editorial changes enhance The EMBO Journal
Transparent reviews, increased character limits and more visibility
Heidelberg, 5 December 2008 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced today key editorial changes for The EMBO Journal, the leading international journal that publishes the latest advances in molecular biology. The planned changes will benefit authors in three ways - more transparency through online publication of editorial communications; increased character limits to encourage citation of primary literature; and greater visibility of insightful research in a new front section.
James Briscoe awarded 2008 EMBO Gold Medal
Researcher establishes a paradigm shift in the regulation of neuronal cell development
Heidelberg, 10 July 2008 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced that James Briscoe of the Medical Research Council ’s National Institute for Medical Research will receive the prestigious EMBO Gold Medal for 2008.
Scientist in Hungary and Portugal get research boost
EMBO Installation Grants help establish labs for two scientists
Heidelberg, 29 July 2008 - Two talented life scientists will receive EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to establish their research groups in Hungary and Portugal. These two scientists will receive funding in 2008 similar to the previous nine awardees announced in November 2007. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) introduced the scheme in 2006.
Twelve outstanding young scientists named as EMBO Young Investigators
Heidelberg, 5 November 2008 – Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced the selection of 12 of Europe's most talented young researchers as 2008 beneficiaries of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.
Prominent German biologist wins EMBO Communication Award
Heidelberg, 26 August 2008 - Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced that the German evolutionary biologist Axel Meyer from the University of Konstanz, Germany, will receive the 2008 EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. EMBO awards the prize annually to a practicing scientist in Europe for outstanding communication with the public. Axel Meyer receives the award in recognition of his continuous endeavour to convey complex scientific topics to the general public in an accessible and thought-provoking manner.
EMBO recognises German zoologist for public communication
Heidelberg, 27 August 2008 – Juergen Tautz from the University of Wuerzburg will receive a special discretionary prize, as part of the 2008 EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) awards the prize annually to a practicing scientist in Europe for outstanding communication with the public. The additional award was made in recognition of Tautz's long-term public communication activity on a single organism using all available media.
2008 congress in Nice heralds fusion of ELSO with EMBO
Nice, France 28 August 2008 – The four full days of cutting-edge molecular life science research on display in Nice this week mark the seventh and last ELSO congress. The organisation will fuse at the end of 2008 with EMBO, which promotes excellence in the molecular life sciences in Europe through its numerous programmes, activities and publications that recognise and foster talented scientists. This incorporation of ELSO into EMBO not only sets the stage for The EMBO Meeting, a new annual life science conference beginning in Amsterdam in 2009, but also consolidates the commitment of EMBO to the broad community of European life science researchers.
A new journal where molecular biology meets clinical research
EMBO Molecular Medicine
Heidelberg, 9 October 2008 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) proudly announces the introduction of EMBO Molecular Medicine, a new journal dedicated to a research discipline focused on the interface between molecular biology and clinical research. The new journal, launching in 2009, will publish original research offering molecular insights into cellular and systemic processes underlying defined human diseases as well as potential clinical applications for diagnosis, prevention and therapy.
New EMBO Members 2008
EMBO honours 59 leading life scientists
Heidelberg, 15 October 2008 – Fifty-nine leading life scientists from Europe and around the world were today recognised by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) for their proven excellence in research. Fifty-one of the researchers, distinguished as EMBO Members, are from Europe and neighbouring countries while eight equally respected scientists come from other parts of the world and join as Associate Members, bringing the current membership total to 1360.
South African scientists access European research via EMBC agreement
Heidelberg, 5 June 2008 - South African scientists will gain access to the latest thinking in molecular biology research through an agreement announced today by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). The Government of the Republic of South Africa signed a cooperation agreement with the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), the intergovernmental funding body for EMBO, allowing scientists from South Africa to participate in EMBO programmes and activities. The agreement also provides for some EMBO activities to occur in South Africa.
Systems biologist finds novel solutions to fundamental biological problems
Naama Barkai awarded 2008 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award
Heidelberg, Germany | Rehovot, Israel, 30 January 2008 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announced Naama Barkai of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel as the first-ever winner of the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award. Naama Barkai receives the 2008 award for her outstanding contributions to the field of systems biology and the mathematical modelling of biological systems.
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