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7 December 2023 Against blue and green background are two faux polaroids, one of an older man holding a coffee cup and the other a man in glasses

Navigating success: an EMBL alumni mentorship story

Alumni A recent success story of the Alumni Mentorship Programme is that of Luis Pedro Coelho, a Portuguese former postdoctoral fellow in the Bork Group, and his mentor Frank Gannon, former EMBO Director and EMBL Group Leader and Senior Scientist.

2023

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27 November 2023 A man and a woman looking at the camera, parts of a restaurant are visible in the background.

Exploring the universe: Roel Wijnaendts

Alumni EMBL alumnus Roel Wijnaendts looks back at a long career in academic research and entrepreneurship that has left an indelible mark in the fields of instrumentation and optics.

2023

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24 August 2023 Set against a blue background, an illustration of a small paper shredder seemingly works at shredding mRNA, often in the form of origami shapes that float nearby.

Deciding when to destroy mRNA

Alumni Elena Conti will discuss how cells control the life and death of mRNA molecules at the next annual Kafatos Lecture on 20 October in Munich.

2023

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22 August 2023 Polaroid style shot of Sergiy Avilov, mentioning the years he was at EMBL

After EMBL: Sergiy Avilov

Alumni Ukrainian scientist Sergiy Avilov uses the microscopy skills and scientific network he built at EMBL in his current role heading the Imaging Facility at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics.

2023

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28 June 2023 Female scientist in white lab coat enjoying camaraderie of colleagues.

After EMBL: Urtė Neniškytė

Alumni EMBL Rome alumna Urtė Neniškytė returned to her native Lithuania, helping establish the Vilnius University-EMBL Partnership Institute and advance genome-editing technologies there.

2023

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25 May 2023 Close-up photo of a mother and father with their two young daughters

After EMBL: Heiko Runz and Laurence Ettwiller

Alumni From biking together while at EMBL to assistant professorships at Heidelberg University, two academics soon formed a union that took them to the United States., into various industry positions, and now to a life with two young children.

2023

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17 April 2023 Photo of EMBL alumni in current lab in Spain

After EMBL: Thomas Graf

Alumni Alumnus Thomas Graf reflects on his time at EMBL, offering an update on his whereabouts and advice for young scientists.

2023

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29 March 2023 Photographs of two male scientists in circular insets against a decorative background

EMBL Alumni Awards Announced for 2023

Alumni Two former EMBL scientists have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the fields of science communication and multiple sequence alignment research, respectively.

2023

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16 December 2022 Group of around hundred people looking at the camera

EMBL in Spain: from EvoDevo to Tissues

Alumni More than a hundred scientists from across Spain and Europe met at the Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology (CABD) for the 2022 “EMBL in Spain” event.

2022

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1 June 2022

EMBL in Italy event held at GSK Vaccines in Siena

Alumni The GSK Vaccines site in Siena hosted the annual EMBL in Italy event. The hybrid meeting brought together industry leaders, representatives from biotech start-ups, data scientists, and researchers from academia.

2022

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5 November 2021 A headshot photo of Ken Holmes from July 2021

Ken Holmes

Alumni Ken Holmes, outstanding pioneer of structural biology and founder of EMBL´s Hamburg site, died on 2 November 2021 at the age of 87.

2021

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9 September 2021 Portrait of former EMBL Director General Iain Mattaj

German Cross of Merit for former EMBL Director General

Alumni Former EMBL Director General Professor Iain Mattaj was awarded the German Cross of Merit (‘Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland’) at a ceremony held at EMBL Heidelberg on 9 September 2021.

2021

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3 August 2021 illustration of health care providers around a big heart

All heart

Alumni A community of scientists is looking at the estimated three billion heart muscle cells in a human heart to better understand heart disease.

2021

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13 July 2021 From right to left, Ilaria Piazza and Ken Holmes’ portraits are side by side in circles on a greenish background

EMBL Alumni Awards 2021

Alumni EMBL alumni Ilaria Piazza and Ken Holmes have been recognised for their outstanding contributions, and will receive their awards as part of the celebrations for EMBL World Alumni Day.

2021

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8 July 2021 Two men stand outside in front of a building, holding a document and looking at it.

A hidden medal

Alumni We all like a story about rediscovering treasures, right? Well, that’s just what happened recently at EMBL Grenoble!

2021

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5 May 2021 Woman sits at desk in office setting

After the lecture: Zehra Sayers

Alumni Zehra Sayers explains what makes the SESAME synchrotron special, why we should not fear failure, and why curiosity is her biggest driver.

2021

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4 September 2020 Portrait picture of Erin Tranfield, member of the EMBL Alumni Association Board, against a blue-green background.

Supporting the alumni community

Alumni Erin Tranfield recently joined the EMBL Alumni Association Board as one of 15 newly elected members. Here, she talks about her new role on the board and reflects on how a life-changing event made her refocus her perspective on work and life.

2020

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21 February 2019 Tanmay Bharat and Patrick Baeuerle, winners of the EMBL's 2019 alumni awards

2019 alumni awards

Alumni Scientists honoured for contributions in cancer immunotherapy and structural biology

2019

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8 October 2018 Gareth Griffiths and Rein Aasland at the CASE awards.

Excellent alumni

Alumni EMBL alumni Gareth Griffiths and Rein Aasland receive the 2018 “Volunteer of the Year” award

2018

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27 June 2018 PHOTO: Photolab/EMBL

Powering up

Alumni Alumni share how joining EMBL’s IT team was a career upgrade

2018

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23 November 2017 Floating approximately 400 km above the Earth, the International Space Station provides a platform for scientific research in space.

Science in space

Alumni EMBL alumna Sigrid Reinsch trained as a cell biologist – now she helps run experiments in space

2017

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25 October 2017 Midnight at Aurora Basin North in Antarctica. PHOTO: Simon Sheldon

Science from ice

Alumni Working on scientific instruments has taken EMBL alumnus Simon Sheldon to the ends of the Earth

2017

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23 February 2017

Building labs with flies

Alumni Flies can do a lot for science, inside and outside the lab. EMBL alumna Isabel Palacios explains how

2017

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24 November 2016 SPIM image of Medaka juveniles. Photo: EMBL/Philipp Keller

Thinking in 3D

Alumni Ernst Stelzer earns 2016 Lennart Philipson award for advances in light sheet microscopy

2016

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24 November 2016

Chromatin cartographer

Alumni EMBL alumnus Jop Kind reflects on the questions that led him to this year’s John Kendrew Award

2016

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21 April 2016 Keith Williamson retires after 14 years at EMBL. PHOTO: EMBL/Udo Ringeisen

Admin ability

Alumni EMBL's ninth administrative director Keith Williamson looks back at 14 years at the Laboratory

2016

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21 April 2016 Both the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards consist of a gold medal and a cash prize of €5,000, presented in recognition of the very special work of alumni. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab

Alumni awards

Alumni EMBL rewards the special work of alumni through the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson awards.

2016

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21 April 2016 Jozef Ševcik at the X13 beamline at the DORIS ring in Hamburg. PHOTO: Rostislav Skrabana

Slovakian synergies

Alumni Meet a driving force behind collaborations with the Slovak Republic, alumnus Jozef Ševčik

2016

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21 April 2016 New Chair of the EMBL Alumni Association Gareth Griffiths. Photo: EMBL/Mehrnoosh Rayner

Close association

Alumni Gareth Griffiths, new Chair of the Alumni Association, reveals his many perspectives of EMBL

2016

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11 September 2015

Driving science in Denmark

Alumni Alumni Rune Linding and Guillermo Montoya join colleagues and peers at the first Danish chapter meeting.

2015

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24 August 2015

Celebrating excellence

Alumni EMBL rewards the special work of alumni through the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson awards.

2015

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24 August 2015

Molecular momentum

Alumni Andrew Miller, first head of EMBL Grenoble, reflects on four decades at the Outstation.

2015

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24 August 2015

Alumni board meeting

Alumni EMBL Alumni Association board meets for the last time in their current constellation.

2015

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24 August 2015 Twelve members make up the EMBL Alumni Association board, taking up office in 2016

New board from 2016

Alumni Results are in for the EMBL Alumni Association board election – the board takes up office in 2016.

2015

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24 August 2015 Fay Christodoulou, together with EMBL’s Vladimir Benes and Miroculus’ João Pereira de Lima

Decoding disease

Alumni Behind the scenes of start-up Miroculus, developing a non-invasive test for early-stage disease.

2015

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24 August 2015

Stick out your tongue!

Alumni Alumnus Luis Bejarano asked Spanish students to stick out their tongues to analyse their microbiome.

2015

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29 April 2015

Inside industry: Part II

Alumni Alumni in senior positions in industry share career challenges, highlights and EMBL’s continuing role.

2015

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18 December 2014

Alumni awards

Alumni Announcing winners of the John Kendrew Young Scientist Award, and inaugural Lennart Philipson Award.

2014

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5 December 2014

Four decades at EMBL

Alumni Employee number 47 retires, leaving behind a legacy that intricately linked her life with EMBL.

2014

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11 November 2014

Polish connections

Alumni Alumna Anna Bartosik shares insights and hopes for EMBL's newest prospect member state, Poland.

2014

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17 October 2014

Witness to history

Alumni EMBL Alumna Frieda Glöckner looks back more than four decades to where it all began.

2014

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15 September 2014

Obituary: Stephen Fuller

Alumni Stephen Fuller, from 1981–2000 an EMBL postdoc, group leader then Head of Unit, died on 25 August.

2014

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31 July 2014 Speakers, session chairs and special guests from Austria and abroad, with past and present links to EMBO and EMBL, unite at EMBanniversary celebration. PHOTO: CeMM

EMBanniversary AUSTRIA

Alumni Celebrating 50 years of EMBO, 40 years of EMBL and the success of molecular biology in Austria

2014

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8 July 2014 Head of EMBL Monterotondo, Philip Avner, makes a toast.

Buon Compleanno!

Alumni EMBL Monterotondo celebrates double anniversary with fun, fireworks, festa and familiar faces

2014

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1 July 2014

Resourceful alumni

Alumni Two EMBL alumni, each developing community-led tools to support life science research

2014

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1 July 2014

For the record

Alumni New EMBL Archive will serve as a record of accomplishments, past, present and future

2014

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1 July 2014 Alumna Siyi Zhang celebrates completing a 12.4K race in San Francisco

Getting shirty

Alumni Staff and alumni around the world get active in EMBL running shirts to celebrate our anniversary

2014

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