Behind the scenes of the EMBL alumni chapter meeting in Leuven.
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.
“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
“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
It’s almost a year since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, affecting all our lives. While the virus continues its grip on the world, scientists are understanding it better and better, increasing our knowledge about it and opening up new ways to fight it.