Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

New England BioLabs, NEB


Founded in the mid-1970s by scientists committed to developing innovative products for the life sciences, New England Biolabs is a recognized world leader in the discovery, development and commercialization of reagents for genomic research.

As a partner in this project, NEB intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. NEB can host up to 1-2 Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments and introduce them to

the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at NEB. Duration of secondments will be between two (2) and six (6) months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at NEB will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of NEB.

At NEB Fellows will have a possibility to learn protein purification, the characterization of enzymes that act on nucleic acids, and the creation of novel molecular biology workflows. The Fellows will also have a chance to get acquainted with the operation of Äkta protein purification equipment, capillary electrophoresis, and next generation sequencing instrumentation and workflows. NEB will dedicate supervision capacity for each Fellow on secondments. During secondments, Fellows can stay employed by EMBL.

NEB intends also to host mini-secondments in a duration of up to two (2) weeks, during which Fellows will shadow operations at NEB.