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Alumni meet in Belgium

Behind the scenes of the EMBL alumni chapter meeting in Leuven.

EMBL Benelux alumni event involved speakers and participants from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. PHOTO: EMBL/Mehrnoosh Rayner
EMBL Benelux alumni event involved speakers and participants from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. PHOTO: EMBL/Mehrnoosh Rayner

More than 50 participants convened in Leuven on 23 October for an EMBL Benelux event involving speakers and participants from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The aim of the meeting was to offer those connected with the EMBL, and VIB institute communities to network, share and explore collaboration possibilities.

Vera van Noort, Associate Professor, KU Leuven (EMBL Heidelberg: Staff Scientist, 2007-2013); Gerrit van Meer, Dean & Professor, Utrecht University, (EMBL Heidelberg: Staff Scientist, 1981-1987) and now also EMBL Council delegate for the Netherlands. PHOTO: EMBL/Mehrnoosh Rayner
Vera van Noort, Associate Professor, KU Leuven (EMBL Heidelberg: Staff Scientist, 2007-2013); Gerrit van Meer, Dean & Professor, Utrecht University, (EMBL Heidelberg: Staff Scientist, 1981-1987) and now also EMBL Council delegate for the Netherlands. PHOTO: EMBL/Mehrnoosh Rayner

“For EMBL and the Benelux, I see two opportunities: Firstly to further strengthen ties between the Dutch/Benelux scientists and EMBL in order to benefit much more from what EMBL has to offer. Secondly, to create career perspectives for scientists at EMBL, or elsewhere outside the Benelux, and searching for job opportunities back home.” – Gerrit van Meer

Matthias Haffke, Postdoc, Novartis Pharma, Basel (EMBL Grenoble: PhD Student, 2010-2015); Christoph Bieniossek, Senior Scientist, Roche Pharmaceuticals (EMBL Grenoble: postdoc, 2009-2013); Michael Hennig, Director, F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd. (EMBL Hamburg: PhD Student, 1990-1993); Imre Berger, EMBL Grenoble Group Leader
Matthias Haffke, Postdoc, Novartis Pharma, Basel (EMBL Grenoble: PhD Student, 2010-2015); Christoph Bieniossek, Senior Scientist, Roche Pharmaceuticals (EMBL Grenoble: postdoc, 2009-2013); Michael Hennig, Director, F. Hoffmann – La Roche Ltd. (EMBL Hamburg: PhD Student, 1990-1993); Imre Berger, EMBL Grenoble Group Leader

“In the era of Translational Research & Big Data, I believe that the interdisciplinary and multi-center approaches to understand human diseases should be facilitated by the adoptions of standardized systems for data collection, representation and exploration.” – Adriano Barbosa

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