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21 Gruppenleiter treten dem Netzwerk der EMBO Young Investigators bei

Englischsprachiger Artikel der European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), die am Dienstag (23.11.) die Auswahl von 21 der talentiertesten Forscher Europas, Benefizianten des EMBO Young Investigator Programms, verkündete. Diese haben Forschungsgruppen in Belgien, Deutschland, Israel, Italien, den Niederlanden, Großbritannien, Portugal, Spanien und der Schweiz etabliert.

The title, EMBO Young Investigator, is highly sought by young researchers due to the programme’s reputation for excellence. The programme received 137 applications this year and successful recipients have established research groups in Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

“EMBO Young Investigators gain financial, academic and practical support,” explains Gerlind Wallon, EMBO Deputy Director and manager of the Young Investigator Programme. “The programme helps to endorse and promote these young scientists as active and recognised contributors to European research.”

Over the course of three years, EMBO Young Investigators will enjoy benefits not always readily available to young group leaders. Lab management and non-scientific skills training as well as PhD courses offer the young group leaders and their students the chance to develop professional skills. Networking events introduce them to recognised leaders in science like EMBO Members and other experts in their fields.

The 21 young group leaders honoured this year participate in the EMBO Young Investigator network – a group of almost 250 scientists. “The increasing number of participants each year makes the benefits of networking more tangible and concrete,” adds Gerlind Wallon.

The network also organizes specialised meetings in diverse fields of molecular biology. Meetings – such as those for young investigators working on cell polarity or neurobiology – provide a platform to start new collaborations or exchange PhD students between labs.

EMBO Young Investigators receive 15,000 euros per year directly from the member state where their laboratories are located. Additional support is provided by EMBO for networking activities and small research projects in their laboratories. The distinction as an EMBO Young Investigator often assists young group leaders to attract additional sources of funding for their research.

The next application deadline is 1 April 2011. More information can be found at


  • Eugene Berezikov, Netherlands
  • Marc Bühler, Switzerland
  • Jason Carroll, United Kingdom
  • Davide Corona, Italy
  • Oliver Daumke, Germany
  • André Fischer, Germany
  • Stephan Grill, Germany
  • Robert Klose, United Kingdom
  • David Komander, United Kingdom
  • Fyodor Kondrashov, Spain
  • Ben Lehner, Spain
  • Taija Makine, United Kingdom
  • Beatriz Rico, Spain
  • Silvio Rizzoli, Germany
  • Matthias Selbach, Germany
  • Bruno Silva-Santos, Portugal
  • Amos Tanay, Israel
  • Madalena Tarsounas, United Kingdom
  • Aurelio Teleman, Germany
  • Kevin Verstrepen, Belgium
  • Daniel Wilson, Germany

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Quelle: EMBO - European Molecular Biology Organization Redaktion: Länder / Organisationen: Belgien Deutschland Israel Italien Niederlande Vereinigtes Königreich (Großbritannien) Portugal Schweiz Spanien EU Themen: Förderung Lebenswissenschaften Fachkräfte

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