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New EMBO/NPG journal - A first in systems biology publishing
Molecular Systems Biology, a new electronic journal from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG), is now live at View News Article (2005-04-15)

Building an Olympiad
The recent New Year Honours list featured a remarkable woman, who provided the driving force needed to enter Britain into international competition. Norma Broadbridge, MBE FIBiol provided the energy and sheer hard work that was required to establish the UK in a previously untried arena. Science olympiads have almost 50 years' experience of encouraging and rewarding excellence and initiating... View News Article (2002-01-04)

The European Molecular Biology Organization announces the first international practical workshop for biology teachers
Following in the footsteps of last year`s very successful EMBO workshop for German biology teachers, the EMBO initiative goes international on 5 - 6 July 2002 at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Attracting secondary school biology teachers from across Europe, the workshop comprises scientific lectures from leading researchers, practical experiments, an... View News Article (2002-06-25)

Government funding for synthetic biology on the rise
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center found that the U.S. government has spent around $430 million on research related to synthetic biology since 2005, with the Department of Energy funding a majority of the research. View News Article (2010-06-09)

Brains of Britain
Two young people are set to represent Britain in, not one school science Olympiad, but two! This is equivalent to an international athlete running in the hundred metres and then throwing the javelin. Erica Thompson, from the Douglas Academy in Glasgow and David Wyatt from Winchester College are representing their country at the International Olympiads in both physics and biology. They form part... View News Article (2002-05-08)

First steps to EMBO research awards agreed by the EMBC
At the summer meeting of the European Molecular Biology Conference (the EMBC), it was decided to initiate the process of launching an EMBO Research Award Programme. This would be a major expansion of the EMBO activities that are predominantly funded by the EMBC. As such, it requires the establishment of a special project, a process that was used with success when the EMBC established the European... View News Article (2003-07-01)

Gold for the jubilee year
The Queen's Golden Jubilee year has been suitably marked by two British students, who were awarded gold medals at the International Biology Olympiad, held in Latvia. View News Article (2002-07-16)

Professor Eero Vuorio to chair the EMBL Council
Professor Eero Vuorio has been elected to chair the Council of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in 2003. His predecessor Professor Peter Gruss has assumed office as President of the Max-Planck Society. Professor Vuorio is Professor in Molecular Biology at the University of Turku, Finland, and Chair of the Research Council for Health at the Academy of Finland. Professor Vuorio is... View News Article (2002-11-29)

'Invisible' bacteria dupe the human immune system
Scientists at the University of York have characterised an important new step in the mechanism used by bacteria to evade our immune system. View News Article (2008-02-20)

CNRS Use F1000 Biology To Evaluate Researchers
Top French scientists will use Faculty of 1000 Biology as a tool to assess the research it funds, it was announced today. Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the main French government-funded research organization, has given its lab heads access to Faculty of 1000 Biology as part of a package of evaluation tools. A literature evaluation service for the biological sciences, Faculty... View News Article (2003-07-30)

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