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EMBL-EMBC information day in Tartu

September 27

Registration is closed!

Tartu Institute of Genomics
 (Riia 23b, Tartu)


Since June 2019, Estonia is a prospective member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory  (EMBL) *.

EMBL, Estonian Research Council (ETAg) and Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (HTM) will organise the EMBL-EMBC Information Days on 26 September in Tallinn and 27 September in Tartu. The information days will introduce the opportunities, services and training programs that Estonia will be able to access with EMBL membership.

In addition the event will also give an overview of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) programs funded by the EMBC (European Molecular Biology Conference). Estonia has been a member of EMBC since 2006.

Presentations by Silke Schumacher and Vladimir Benes from EMBL. Vallo Varik shares his postdoctoral experience at EMBL and in Tartu Elin Org her experience of an EMBO scholarship.

The agenda differs slightly at the venue.

Admission is free of charge, but registration is required by September 20th.

The event will be held in English.


10.00-10.30        Registration

10.30-10.35        Welcome – Andres Koppel, Head of Estonian Research Council

10.35-11.35        Vladimir Benes (EMBL) – Introduction to EMBL and its Core Facilities

11.35-11-50        Questions and discussion

11.50-12.00        Jaak Vilo (Tartu University) – Membership in EMBL: the Estonian perspective

12.00-12.20        Vallo Varik (EMBL) – Postdoctoral experience at EMBL

12.20-12.45        Tilmann Kiessling  – Overview of the EMBO activities and its funding body EMBC

12.45-12.55        Elin Org (experience of an EMBO Strategic Development Installation Grant Grantee)

12.55-13.00        Closing remarks

*The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a molecular biology research institution that was created in 1974 and is an intergovernmental organisation funded by public research money from its member states. Research at EMBL is conducted by approximately 85 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology.


September 27