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How far is India from Europe?

Posted by , on 12 February 2016

The launch of a new partnership between EMBO and India made me think about what international connections mean to European research. One of the pleasures of being a research scientist ...

An interview with Caroline Dean

Posted by , on 18 August 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Caroline Dean is a plant biologist based at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. She helped to establish Arabidopsis as a model plant ...

EMBO celebrates 50 years

Posted by , on 12 July 2014

  The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is an organization that ‘promotes excellence in the life sciences’ in Europe and beyond. With more than 1500 members (leaders in their respective fields), it is ...

An interview with Maria Leptin

Posted by , on 16 July 2013

Maria Leptin is a successful group leader in the developmental biology and immunology fields, running labs in both Cologne and Heidelberg. In 2010 she also became the director of the ...

A coming of age of Developmental Biology in Oxford: thou shall measure and think critically about your data

Posted by , on 7 July 2013

Alfonso Martinez Arias ( An EMBO workshop organized by Alex Schier and James Briscoe, assembled a cast of young and seasoned biologists in Oxford to discuss progress and controversies on ...

Interview with Linda Partridge

Posted by , on 29 October 2012

At the EMBO meeting in late September, Linda Partridge gave a keynote talk about the role of the nutrient-sensing insulin/IGF/TOR signaling network in ageing. In her talk she showed, for ...

Interview with Jiří Friml

Posted by , on 19 October 2012

At the EMBO meeting last month, Jiří Friml was awarded the EMBO Gold Medal. This medal is awarded annually to a researcher under the age of forty, who has contributed ...

Polarity and Prejudice - EMBO Meeting Day 3 and 4

Posted by , on 2 October 2012

The last two days of the EMBO meeting were quite busy, with lots of interesting plenary talks, concurrent sessions, and special symposia. On Monday evening two interesting non-biology talks were ...

Presentation tips from the EMBO meeting

Posted by , on 27 September 2012

At the EMBO meeting earlier this week, I had the opportunity to ask a few of the plenary speakers how they prepared for their talks. These speakers all had clear ...

From molecules to ecosystems - EMBO meeting day 2

Posted by , on 24 September 2012

Biology is studied at different levels of size: molecules, cells, organisms, and entire ecosystems. The second day of the EMBO meeting covered all of these. The plenary opening session on ...

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