Heidelberg, 17 March 2020 2020 EMBL Alumni Award winners announced The winners of the 2020 EMBL Alumni Awards have been selected. Giorgia Guglielmi wins the John Kendrew Award for her journalism work focusing on the intersection of science and society, while John van der Oost wins the Lennart Philipson Award for his contributions to our understanding of the genome editing tool known as CRISPR–Cas. The awards will be presented as part of the EMBL World Alumni Day celebrations in Heidelberg on 17 July. Here, the awardees discuss some of the defining moments in their careers.
Hamburg, 28 January 2020 Meytal Landau: a visiting researcher in Hamburg When structural biologist Meytal Landau was considering her options for a one-year sabbatical from her lab at Technion – a scientific research institute in Haifa, Israel – one of her main criteria was to find an institute where she could broaden her knowledge and experience of cryo-electron microscopy. EMBL Hamburg was an obvious contender: Landau would have access to the cutting-edge infrastructure at the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB), and she already had links with Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Hamburg, as well as the scientists in charge of the EMBL synchrotron beamlines in Hamburg.
General, 10 October 2019 EMBL in the USA: future facing The upcoming EMBL in the USA event promises a lively discussion of big questions and challenges to be addressed in life science research across institutions and continents. EMBL Director General Edith Heard and a number of EMBL senior scientists will be among the speakers at the two-day symposium, which will take place at Stanford University from 8–9 November. EMBL alumnus and EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance member Georgios Skiniotis, and Director of the Life Science Alliance and EMBL senior scientist Lars Steinmetz look ahead to the event.
Grenoble, 5 September 2019 EMBL in France: where science meets the sea EMBL alumni and friends will gather in Marseille on 29–30 September for a meeting with a difference. In addition to an intellectually inspiring programme of talks from scientists at some of France’s leading research institutes, the participants will have the opportunity to go aboard the Tara research vessel on the final day of its Marseille stopover. They will also take to the seas onboard the Green Calanques for a trip around the Frioul Islands, dinner and cocktails, and some relaxed networking.