The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine (MIMS) hosted the 10th annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting from Umeå, Sweden. With travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the conference moved online for the first time. The ease of being able to present and participate online opened up access for both speakers and attendees, with a record 344 people registering for the event; the highest number in the meeting’s 10-year history.
The Partnership meeting helped Nordic-based researchers learn more about research at EMBL and vice versa. The scientific programme included an introduction from EMBL Director General, Edith Heard, where she gave insight into EMBL’s future plans. The programme also included over 40 research presentations from scientists from the four Nordic nodes, including ten talks from EMBL group leaders.