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EMBO Installation Grants to support 10 researchers in establishing laboratories

December 12, 2016

"Through the Installation Grants we encourage some of the best early-career researchers to share their expertise across Europe by setting up laboratories in selected EMBC Member States," explains EMBO Director Maria Leptin. "Each year, we receive applications from outstanding scientists, and it is a pleasure to be able to support them during this challenging career phase in order to establish scientific excellence across the whole continent."

EMBO Installation Grants are awarded annually. They are funded primarily by the participating Member States Estonia, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and the Czech Republic. Grantees are selected by a committee of EMBO Members on the basis scientific excellence as the primary selection criterion.

Each Installation Grantee receives 50,000 euros annually for three to five years to support the establishment of an independent research group. In addition to financial support, the recipients receive networking opportunities and practical support by becoming part of the EMBO Young Investigator network.

Since 2006, EMBO has supported 89 group leaders through Installation Grants. Of the most recent awardees, four will establish laboratories in Turkey, two in Poland, two in Portugal, one in Estonia, and one in the Czech Republic.

The next application deadline for EMBO Installation Grants is 15 April 2017.

Installation Grantees 2017

Melih Acar, Hematopoietic stem cell regulation, moving to Bahcesehir University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, TR, from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, US

Jaan-Olle Andressoo, Gene knock-up to treat Parkinson's disease, moving to Tallinn Institute of Technology, EE, from University of Helsinki, FI

Claus Maria Azzalin, Telomeres, cancer and aging, moving to Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, PT, from Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich, CH

Murat Alper Cevher, Characterization of mediator-estrogen receptor interaction, moving to Bilkent University, Ankara, TR, from Rockefeller University, NY, US

Rafal Ciosk, Cell fate plasticity in development and tissue homeostasis, moving to Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Poznan, PL, from Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, CH

Elif Nur Firat-Karalar, Function and regulation of the centrosome/cilium complex, moving to Koç University, Istanbul, TR, from Stanford University, CA, USA

Catarina Homem, Temporal and metabolic regulation of stem cells, Chronic Diseases Research Center, moving to Nova Medical School, PT, from Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of Austria, Vienna, AT

Abdullah Kahraman, Non-coding cancer driver mutations in isoform networks, moving to Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR, from Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, CH

Vladimír Varga, Construction of the eukaryotic flagellum, moving to Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, Prague, CZ, from University of Oxford, UK

Piotr Ziolkowski, Crossover control in plants, moving to Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, PL, from University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
About EMBO

EMBO is an organization of more than 1700 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

EMBO helps young scientists to advance their research, promote their international reputations and ensure their mobility. Courses, workshops, conferences and scientific journals disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science and research policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe. ?For more information:

About EMBC

The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) is an intergovernmental organization comprising 29 Member States. EMBC promotes a strong transnational approach to the life sciences. Within EMBC, Member States pool their resources to improve the quality of research at a national level and to contribute to the advancement of basic research in Europe. For more information:


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