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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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Tom Furnival-Adams

Edith Heard previews EMBL’s future directions

EMBL Director General Edith Heard gave alumni around the world an insight into EMBL’s future directions as they celebrated EMBL World Alumni Day 2020 in July. Approximately 150 former and current staff members joined the annual event, which this year took place online. During World Alumni…


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EMBL alumni tackling environmental challenges

EMBL alumni tackling environmental challenges EMBL World Alumni Day 2020 takes place virtually on Friday 17 July, and we look forward to hearing from EMBL Director General Edith Heard about EMBL’s future research directions and the newly launched Environmental Research Initiative from…


Tom Furnival-Adams

Coffee with EMBL

Visit the Coffee with EMBL homepage to see previous recordings and upcoming events. Alumni from 35 countries meet digitally for the first Coffee with EMBL 150 alumni from 35 countries across every continent gathered online for the first Coffee with EMBL on Friday 24 April…


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Pandemic responses from alumni

At this challenging and unprecedented time, EMBL is proud that members throughout its community are finding creative and impactful ways to support global efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, alumni describe what they’ve been doing to aid research efforts and government responses where…


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How EMBL can support its alumni: an interview with Fátima Gebauer

After a new EMBL Alumni Association (EAA) Board was elected in May 2019, incoming members were keen for their activities and aims to be endorsed by feedback from the community. This is why incoming Chair Fátima Gebauer asked the Alumni Relations team to conduct their 3-yearly alumni survey to…


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In remembrance of Suzanne Eaton

The life science community is deeply saddened by the death of Suzanne Eaton It is with enormous shock and sadness that we share the news of the death of EMBL alumna Suzanne Eaton, who went missing on the Greek island of Crete on 2 July, and tragically died as a consequence of a criminal act,…


Mehrnoosh Rayner

4th EMBL Retirees’ Afternoon

More than 30 EMBL retirees and their spouses gathered for the 4th annual Retirees’ Afternoon on Friday 22 March 2019. Participants were welcomed back to EMBL by Matthias Hentze, EMBL Director. Mehrnoosh Rayner, EMBL Head of Alumni Relations, presented on what and who is new at EMBL,…


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32nd EMBL Alumni Association board meeting

On 1 February 2019, the EMBL Alumni Association board gathered at EMBL Hamburg for their 32nd meeting. The agenda included current and upcoming developments at EMBL Hamburg by Matthias Wilmanns, as well as activities across EMBL by Matthias Hentze. There were also presentations on specific…


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CEADS – Central Europe Alumni Directors Summit, 2019

Thursday 27 – Friday 28 JuneUniversity of Graz (Karl-Franzens-University) Programme Thursday, 27 June 12:00 Arrival, lunch and introductions 13:00 Tour of the University and Welcome by the Rector Christa Neuper – All 14:15 How we support the University of Graz: Globalisation programme…


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Translating 2D scans into 3D prints

Peeking at the algorithms which are informing patients and aiding surgeons “The patient had been told that their knee looked like a smashed eggshell,” says Niall Haslam, EMBL alumnus and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at axial3D – a medical 3D printing company. “But they were still planning…

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