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The EMBO Meeting is an annual event held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results. The meeting encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences. Participants experience new perspectives on topics that cover the entire range of the life sciences – from studies of molecules and the cell all the way up to investigation of larger, complex biological systems. 

The EMBO Meeting:

  • Fosters interactions among the community of life scientists in Europe and beyond
  • Allows scientists from all countries in Europe to hear talks by leading international researchers from all over the world
  • Helps to promote excellence in the life sciences to the widest possible audience
  • Provides young researchers with access to career opportunities through networking events and other career-related activities 

The inaugural EMBO Meeting took place in Amsterdam in 2009. The meeting has subsequently been held in Barcelona, ViennaNice and Amsterdam and, jointly with FEBS, in Paris in 2014. The meeting attracts more than 1000 participants every year, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, young investigators and later stage researchers from all areas of the life sciences.

Highlights of The EMBO Meeting