Hosted by Finnish Nordic EMBL Partner, FIMM (Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland), the 8th annual Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine Meeting 2017 took place from 4-7 September in Helsinki.
The meeting was the biggest yet with over 200 attendees from across the four Nordic nodes. Aside from FIMM, visitors came from DANDRITE (Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience, the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and the EMBL in Heidelberg. This year’s meeting took place at the Conference Hotel Rantapuisto just outside Helsinki, and its coastal forest location made for a great conference setting.
These annual partnership meetings encourage researchers of all levels from all nodes to challenge their science knowledge base, find their next collaborator, spark their career, and widen their network. There is particular emphasis on encouraging the Partnership’s Young Investigators (PhD students and Postdocs) to engage with each other, through a specially designed program.