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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,…

Mehrnoosh Rayner

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…

Alumni Team

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…


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…


Generous support for EMBL Benefit Gala

Event raises nearly €50,000 for new undergraduate summer school. Fundraising expectations were exceeded at last year’s EMBL Benefit Gala in Heidelberg. The charity evening on 12 October aimed to raise support for the new ‘Summer School for Undergraduates – Talents teach Talents’.…

Mehrnoosh Rayner

31st EMBL Alumni Association board meeting

On 20 July 2018, the EMBL Alumni Association board gathered at EMBL in Heidelberg for their 31st meeting. The agenda included updates on developments across EMBL and, in particular, on alumni relations, the alumni volunteer programme and international relations. There were also in-depth discussions…


EMBL Archive inauguration

The EMBL Archive is open for business! In 2015, several boxes and many digital files greeted Anne-Flore Laloë on her first day at EMBL as the newly instated Archivist. Three years on, the EMBL Archive – now located in EMBL Heidelberg’s Building 14 – houses even more boxes, stacked neatly in…

Mehrnoosh Rayner

EMBL team runs against cancer in 7th annual NCT race

EMBL again entered a team of staff and alumni in the 7th annual NCT race on 13 July 2018.  EMBL’s team of 70 joined more than 4000 other race participants including patients and their families, physicians, scientists and friends of the NCT. Runners participated in the 2,7-kilometer circuit,…


EMBL in the UK 2018

On 21 May 2018, more than 80 researchers and EMBL alumni in the UK gathered in Edinburgh to learn about EMBL research, training and services, and to strengthen their scientific networks. Wendy Bickmore, the director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Genetics Unit at the University of…


Ocean origins

EMBL alumna Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez on how her research and career evolved after searching the seas For Archimedes, the eureka moment came as he took a bath. For EMBL alumna Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez, the bath was a little bigger: she was on a boat in the Indian Ocean. Under the burning midday sun,…

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