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Press releases 2013

Six Installation Grants awarded


Heidelberg, 11 December 2013 — Six life science researchers will receive the 2013 EMBO Installation Grants. The grants will assist the scientists to relocate and set up their research groups in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. EMBO Installation Grants are awarded annually to strengthen science in selected member states.


Michele Garfinkel named AAAS Fellow


Heidelberg, 29 November 2013 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Michele Garfinkel, Manager of the Science Policy Programme at EMBO, to its 2013 class of fellows. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honour bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers and acknowledges contributions that help to advance science or its applications. 


Twenty-three researchers join network of EMBO Young Investigators 


Heidelberg, 6 November 2013 – EMBO announced today the selection of 23 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. The scientists join a network of 315 current and past Young Investigators.


EMBO announces the launch of EMBO Press


Heidelberg, 29 October 2013 – EMBO today announced that it will launch EMBO Press on December 15. EMBO Press is a new publishing platform for The EMBO Journal, EMBO reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine that provides opportunities for the future development of the journals. 


All set for The EMBO Meeting 2013


Heidelberg, 9 September 2013 – With only two weeks to go and almost a thousand participants registered, the preparations for The EMBO Meeting 2013 have reached their final stages. This year's conference takes place in Amsterdam from 21-24 September.


Anne Glover and Sir Michael Stratton to meet the press at The EMBO Meeting 2013


Heidelberg, 17 July 2013 – Predisposition to cancer and other diseases, genetic testing, infectious proteins and ubiquitin signalling – these are some of the topics internationally renowned speakers will tackle at The EMBO Meeting 2013 to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 21-24 September 2013.


EMBO announces new members for 2013


Heidelberg, 21 May 2013 – EMBO announced today that 52 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. Forty-three of the researchers reside in Europe and neighboring countries and are accompanied by the election of nine Associate Members from Canada, China, India, Japan and the United States. The EMBO membership currently comprises around 1600 life scientists.


Thijn Brummelkamp receives the EMBO Gold Medal 2013


In recognition of his pioneering work to identify genes involved in human disease

Heidelberg, 8 May 2013 – EMBO today announced Thijn Brummelkamp of the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) in Amsterdam as the winner of the 2013 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges his outstanding work to accelerate the genetic analysis of human disease.


Geneviève Almouzni to receive the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award


Heidelberg, 5 February 2013 – EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Geneviève Almouzni, deputy director of the Institut Curie in Paris, France, as the winner of the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.    


FEBS, EMBO and the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to hold joint conference in 2014


Heidelberg, 30 January 2013 – The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), EMBO, and the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will hold a joint conference for the life sciences in 2014. The FEBS–EMBO 2014 Conference will take place from the 30 August to 4 September at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.



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