H.Kaessmann in EMBOencounters

EMBOencounters | winter 2009/2010 | © 2009 EMBO

awards of excellence
❚ EMBO Young Investigators

Starting Grant
European Research Council (ERC)
Henrik Kaessmann from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, has been selected to receive the Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in its 2009 call for proposals. The ERC Starting Grants support early-career top research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate an independent research career in Europe. The grants are available to researchers in all fi elds of science, engineering, and scholarship.

EMBO Gold Medal

EMBO Gold Medal

Awarded annually, the EMBO Gold Medal highlights the quality of molecular biology research being performed by young European research scientists.

The contributions of many outstanding scientists have been recognized with the award since its inception in 1986 It brings the work of these researchers to the attention of a worldwide audience. Awardees are recognized as role models for other young scientists in Europe.

Winners of the EMBO Gold Medal receive a hand-crafted medal and a bursary of 10,000 euro EMBO invites recipients each year to present their research during the award ceremony held at the annual scientific conference – The EMBO Meeting.


EMBO Gold Medal

Nominations due 15 February

Nomination procedure
Nomination form

The EMBO Journal Cover Contest 2010

The EMBO Journal Cover Contest 2010

The editors of The EMBO Journal are excited to announce a new contest to select the best cover image for 2010.

Like in the previous years, one winner will be selected from each of the two categories: Best Scientific Cover and Best Non-Scientific Cover. The prize for both winners will be a free one-year print and online subscription to both The EMBO Journal and EMBO reports.

to participate in the 2010 Cover Contest, please read our guidelines first. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2010. An international selection committee will consider all contributions and announce the winner on 9 February 2010. The award-winning images will be featured on the EMBO Journal cover soon afterwards and, like in the previous years, other contributions may be taken into consideration as cover images of future issues of the journal.

S.Martin: EMBO young investigator award

Selected by EMBO Members annually for their high research standards, EMBO Young Investigators are some of Europe’s most talented young scientists.

Sophie Martin is an SNF Professor at the CIG since September 2007. She works on cell polarity in yeast and recently published a study in Nature: Polar gradients of the DYRK-family kinase Pom1 couple cell length with the cell cycle2009. Nature 459: 852-6, Epub 2009 May 27.
She is the 3rd CIG group leader to be recognized by the EMBO young investigator programme, after C.Fankhauser and H.Kaessmann.

Link to Sophie Martin’s lab

Link to the YIP on EMBO website