Indian Scientists selected by EMBO
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Indian Scientists selected by EMBO for a Global Program

Three Indian Scientists are selected for the Global Investigator Network Program launched by EMBO. The European Molecular Biology Organisation’s (EMBO) has launched the Global Investigator Network Program recently for supporting life science researchers. It is for providing support for the researchers who are at their early stage of establishing independent laboratories so that they can be able to access networking opportunities and career-enhancing training.

The three Indian Scientists selected by the EMBO are Dimple Notani of National Centre for Biological Sciences, Jyothilakshmi Vadassery of National Institute of Plant Genome Research, and Santosh Chauhan of Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

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This program focuses on the life scientists who have started their own laboratory in Singapore and India within the last six years. They are also covered by a cooperation agreement with the Associate Member States of European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) or in Taiwan and Chile. Overall, for this program, a total of nine scientists are selected this year.

There are many benefits of this program like training in research integrity and leadership; small grants, for example, visiting Europe for starting or continuing collaborations, or for organizing or attending international or regional scientific meetings; and for joint lab retreats, lab meetings, childcare or publication, it provides financial support.

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The significance of this program is to strengthen the cross-continental connections with researchers in Europe, particularly the EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees and create a local network of young group leaders. The biennial Global Investigator Meeting can be attended by these Global Investigators along with the EMBO community members.

In January 2020, the first group of Global Investigators will start the program and for four years, they will have support from EMBO. The next call would open in March 2020 and the applications are annually accepted by June 1.

The Director of EMBO welcomed the first batch of Global Investigators and said, ” We want to enable these scientists to develop and maintain strong connections with the life science community in Europe and beyond, through the network.”


Author: Prathibha