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The EMBO Meeting offers you a myriad of networking opportunities. You can attend the Meet the Speakers lunches, discuss scientific publishing with the EMBO editors at the EMBO Press booth and of course attend the Welcome drinks and perhaps even explore Birmingham with local scientists will lead participants through their city. These are all chances to talk to and exchange ideas with scientists in different fields, from all career stages and in a broad range of careers.

Welcome drinks - Saturday 5 September

20:00 - 21:30 Exhibition (Hall 3). An opportunity to raise a glass, meet friends and colleagues and to network with new acquaintances.

Meet the Speakers' Lunch - Sunday, Monday and Tuesday lunch times

Meet the keynote and plenary speakers. This is an ideal opportunity, especially for students and younger scientists, to meet the speaker faculty and ask questions.

Sunday 6 September

13:15-14:15, Hall 3 Balcony

Speakers: Geneviève Almouzni, Gillian M. Griffiths & Joan A. Steitz.

Monday 5 September

13:30-14:30, Hall 3 Balcony

Speakers: Emmanuelle Charpentier, Mary N. Carrington, David Holden, Peter Walter & Rudolf Zechner.

Tuesday 7 September

12:30-13:30, Hall 3 Balcony

Speakers: Jürgen Knoblich & M. Azim Surani.

Meet the EMBO Editors - Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

The editorial teams of the four EMBO scientific publications – The EMBO Journal, EMBO reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine will be available at the EMBO Press booth (#1) in the exhibition in Hall 3. An opportunity to discuss your views on science and publishing and for you to find out about the scope and editorial procedures of the journals.

EMBL Alumni informal event - Monday 7 September

17:00 - 19:00 - Hall 11A
An opportunity to meet EMBLers past and present over a few drinks. Make new contacts and learn what's new at EMBL and beyond. Organisers and hosts: Matthias Hentze and Mehrnoosh Rayner. EMBL Alumni can register here.

Explore Birmingham - Monday 7 September

Local scientists will lead participants through their city - more details will follow