European Molecular Biology Organization

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The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is a European scientific organization in the field of molecular biology and was founded in 1964. The Society has over 1,400 elected members in Europe and 70 associate members worldwide. Applicants for membership are proposed and selected by other members on the basis of special academic achievements.


The director is currently (2017) Maria Leptin , the chairman of the board of directors is Detlef Weigel . EMBO general secretary is Paul Nurse . The organization is based in Heidelberg , right next to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The EMBO is mainly financed by the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) founded for this purpose, an international organization to which 27 European countries currently belong.


The organization promotes basic research in molecular biology in a variety of ways . The EMBO grants for young researchers are particularly important ; Scientific training courses and conferences organized by EMBO are also popular. The organization's four scientific journals out, namely The EMBO Journal , EMBO reports , EMBO Molecular Medicine and Molecular Systems Biology .

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  1. EMBO: Leadership & oversight , accessed on March 19, 2015.