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The EMBL Alumni Relations programme is built to advance EMBL and the relevance of life science research in the scientific community and society at large, by fostering connections between the laboratory, its member states, current EMBL staff, EMBL alumni, and the public.

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Mehrnoosh Rayner

EMBL Alumni board meeting

The EMBL Alumni Association board held their biannual meeting at EMBL Heidelberg on 25 February 2008. One of the major topics was the upcoming board elections. On behalf of EMBL, Matthias Hentze thanked those members stepping down, in particular treasurer Albert Stegmüller. The Board welcomed…


From Sweden to EMBL … and back

A Swedish postdoc came to EMBL in 2004. Three years later he returned home with a new love. This is his story… It’s thanks to the Alumni Association Swedish Postdoctoral Fellowship that Johan Ledin came to EMBL in 2004, after completing his PhD at Uppsala University. Funded by the…

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Alumni Day at the EMBL-EBI

After the ceremony to mark the opening of the new site extension, EMBL-EBI hosted an on-campus symposium for all EMBL alumni and EBI staff. The event attracted 116 participants and was a great opportunity to meet friends and enjoy an excellent programme of talks by EMBL-EBI’s directors,…

Alumni Team

2007 John Kendrew Young Scientist Award

The EMBL Alumni Association Board is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural John Kendrew Young Scientist Award. The extremely high standard of applications for this award made the task of selecting a single winner at the Alumni Association Board meeting on 23rd October 2007 extremely…


3rd Iberian Local Chapter Meeting in Derido, Spain

On 7 September the EMBL alumni from the Iberian Chapter celebrated their third meeting at the CIC bioGUNE in Bilbao. The day started with a welcome by CIC bioGUNE director José M. Mato, followed by presentations by Angel Nebreda and José Luis de la Pompa. After a visit to the laboratories of the…

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Local Chapter at the ELSO Meeting in Dresden

Thanks to the efforts of ELSO Secretary General and EMBL Alumni Association Board member Konrad Müller, EMBL staff and alumni enjoyed a get-together at the ELSO meeting in Dresden on September 2, following on from the first such event in 2005. The occasion was very well-attended, attracting alumni…


Silke Pichler

Former EMBL predoc Silke Pichler does a juggling act with her roles as full-time cadre athlete in the Austrian national team, employee of the Austrian Triathlon Federation and Research Associate in the Department of Genetics at Cambridge University, UK. Silke, who studied in the Cell Biology Unit…

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1st German Chapter Meeting

EMBL alumni in Germany, from former predocs to Unit Coordinators, met in Heidelberg during the Summer Party on 14 July to discuss their science and career paths after leaving EMBL. This, the first German Local Chapter Meeting, provided staff and alumni the opportunity to share tips on life after…


1st Greek Local Chapter get-together in Dilofo

At their first meeting in Greece on 21-22 April, seventeen EMBL alumni discussed ways to inspire young scientists in their country. In the beautiful setting of Dilofo, Ioannina, attendees gave short presentations on their current scientific work, and summarised their professional and personal lives…


1st US Local Chapter Meeting in San Diego

We are proud to have officially cut the ribbon of the EMBL-USA Chapter: the first Local Chapter Meeting was held on 9 December in San Diego, prior to the opening of the annual American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting. We had a good crowd for the lectures and dinner: Colin Stewart, Brian…

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