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Press releases 2012

Ten researchers receive EMBO Installation Grants


HEIDELBERG, 12 December 2012 — Ten life science researchers will receive the 2012 EMBO Installation Grants. The grants will assist the scientists to relocate and set up their research groups in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey.


EMBO, EMBC and the National Science Council of Taiwan sign cooperation agreement


HEIDELBERG, 29 November 2012 – New ways of global scientific interaction have been created following a cooperation agreement between EMBO, its inter-governmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC). The agreement will allow Taiwanese scientists to participate in EMBO training programmes and activities. It also means that EMBO Courses & Workshops can take place at Taiwanese research institutes.


22 young group leaders recognized as EMBO Young Investigators


HEIDELBERG, 14 NOVEMBER 2012 – EMBO announced today the selection of 22 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators.


Countdown to  The EMBO Meeting 2012


HEIDELBERG, 10 September 2012 – More than 100 leading researchers from across the life sciences will speak at The EMBO Meeting 2012, the fourth annual life science conference organized by EMBO, which starts on September 22 in Nice, France. The conference attracts more than 1,200 participants from Europe and worldwide. Together with keynote speeches, special lectures and twenty concurrent sessions, the lineup represents a vast selection of the latest exciting developments from across the life sciences.


The EMBO Meeting 2012 is coming to Nice


HEIDELBERG, 16 July 2012 – What determines the rate of ageing and how can we live longer? How do cells grow and divide? What new species have been recently discovered in the depths of the ocean? These are some of the questions scientists will attempt to answer at The EMBO Meeting to be held in Nice, France, on 22-25 September.


EMBO Gold Medal 2012 awarded to Jiří Friml


Heidelberg, 27 June 2012 – EMBO today announced Jiří Friml of the Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB and Ghent University, Belgium and Central European Institute of Technology, University Brno, Czech Republic as the winner of the 2012 EMBO Gold Medal.


Special issue of The EMBO Journal celebrates 30 years of Wnt research


HEIDELBERG, 22 May 2012 – The impact and influence of thirty years of research into the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway are highlighted in a special issue of The EMBO Journal. “Three decades of Wnt signalling” summarizes many of the crucial scientific developments that have taken place since the discovery of the first mammalian Wnt gene in 1982. The reviews also describe many of the crucial research findings that have established the pathway as one of the fundamental signal transduction mechanisms in development and disease.


EMBO welcomes 55 leading life scientists as members


Heidelberg, Germany, 9 May 2012 – Fifty-five life scientists from Europe and around the world were today recognised by EMBO for their excellence in research. Forty-eight of the researchers are from Europe and neighbouring countries while seven scientists from Argentina, Australia, South Korea and the United States join as Associate Members. In total, EMBO membership now comprises almost 1,550 life scientists in the international scientific community.


EMBO Molecular Medicine goes Open Access


Heidelberg, 7 March 2012 – EMBO and Wiley-Blackwell today announced that EMBO Molecular Medicine is a fully Open Access journal with immediate effect. EMBO Molecular Medicine is one of the highest cited journals in the biomedical sciences to have converted from a subscription-based model to Open Access.


Susan M. Gasser to receive the 2012 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award


Swiss biologist recognized for her research on chromatin biology and epigenetics


Heidelberg, 15 February 2012 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Susan Gasser, director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, as the winner of the 2012 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award. Professor Gasser has been recognized for her outstanding scientific research on genome stability and epigenetics and her commitment to mentoring women pursuing a career in science.



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