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Photo: Christine Panagiotidis

2019.10.09 | People , Events

Science by the Seafront: researchers from around the world connected at the annual EMBL Partnership Conference “Perspectives in Translational Medicine”.

Hosted by EMBL Barcelona, located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, the 3rd annual EMBL Partnership Conference took place from 25-27 September in Barcelona, Spain.

Photo: Dr Elisabeth Widén. Credits: Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics, University of Helsinki

2019.09.09 | People , Research news

Elisabeth Widén, Group Leader, FIMM

Dr Widén is a physician by training, with an interest in genomics and the genetic contribution to complex diseases. Dr Widén initially focused her research on puberty and the genes that influence this process. In recent years, however, Dr Widén’s interest has now shifted towards implementing genomic research into medical practice.

Professor Mark Joseph Daly

2019.09.02 | People , Awards

Honorary doctorate 2019: Professor Mark Joseph Daly

Professor Mark Joseph Daly, Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Finnish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership is awarded Aarhus University’s honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Health.

The Nabavi Group. Credits: Susanne S. Sjøgaard
Dr. Sadegh Nabavi and a two-photon microscope to visualise neural communication. Credits: Susanne S. Sjøgaard

2019.08.21 | People , Research news

Behind the Scenes: Dr Sadegh Nabavi, Group Leader at DANDRITE

Nabavi’s group focuses on memory formation and consolidation at the synaptic and circuit levels. Recently, Dr. Sadegh Nabavi had his group leader position extended for a further four years. In our latest Behind the Scenes article, Dr Nabavi discusses his research and his curiosity and passion for neuroscience.

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Upcoming Partnership Events


Wed 27 Nov
11:30-16:30 | Wallingatan 26 A, Stockholm, Sweden
Young Scientist Day 2019 – CRISPR-Cas and Gene Therapy
You can be one of the chosen few who get to discuss your research with this year's winner of the Scheele Award, Emmanuelle Charpentier and other scientists in the field of gene editing.
Thu 28 Nov
08:30-16:00 | Lecture hall 3, Biomedicum 1, Helsinki, Finland
Building Bridges 2019: Aging
The Building Bridges symposia series is arranged to bridge clinical and basic/translational research and provide examples of how teams of investigators are working together towards a better understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and improved options for patient treatment and care. The 8th Building Bridges will the highlight the current progress of age-related research focusing on physical activity, cognitive aging and the aging society.
Thu 28 Nov
08:45-17:30 | Näringslivets Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
The 2019 Scheele Symposium: CRISPR-Cas and gene therapy
Welcome to the Scheele Symposium in honour of the 2019 Scheele Award Laureate, Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier. The symposium focuses on various aspects of her research, including insights into the CRISPR-Cas technology, which has paved the way for development of new, effective treatments. Take this opportunity to listen to some of the world’s foremost scientists in genetic engineering.
Thu 28 Nov
09:00-16:00 | EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL PhD Symposium
The symposium aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange among the next generation of life scientists.