Item 5 - EMBL &cetera (October 2000)

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EMBL &cetera (October 2000)


  • 2000 (Creation)

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14 printed pages

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Page 1:

  • EMBL establishes technology transfer company (see Page 2)
  • EMBL’s alumni get the stamp of approval (see Page 6)
  • Wellcome Trust announces major support for Ensembl (see Page 8)
  • Drawing through a child’s eyes... (see Page 10)
  • Announcement for Molecular medicine mini-symposium on Pathogen-Host Interactions in Heidelberg, Oct. 30-31

Pages 2-4:

  • A vision for technology transfer at the EMBL. Status and preliminary proposals to Council regarding technology transfer at EMBL. Written by Fotis C. Kafatos

Pages 3:

  • Response letter from Chair and Vice-Chair of the EMBLEM Supervisory Board. By that time, Max Herzberg and David Owen

Pages 5-7:

  • Integrating the cultures of basic research and technology transfer. An interview with Fotis C. Kafatos. Interview by Russ Hodge

Page 6:

  • Angus Lamond takes the reins of EMBL’s new Alumni Association. Picture of Angus Lamond. Written by Russ Hodge

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  • EMBL staff and alumni help launch a new organization. This organization is European Life Scientists Organization (ELSO). ELSO plans future meetings and hopes to provide a forum that can lobby national governments and the European Parliament in support of the life sciences. Picture of Kai Simons

Page 8:

  • An announcement Wellcome to the EBI. Written by Katrin Weigmann
  • Speeding up protein purification and expression. Pictures of Matti Saraste and Arie Geerlof. Written by Russ Hodge

Page 9:

  • The EMBO corner
  • Asserting a new style – from the editors of the EMBO Reports. Pictures of Holger Breithaput, Chris Blaumüller and Marlies Otter-Nilsson

Page 10-11:

  • From the sister sciences… Drawing with a child’s eye. Artwork by EMBL kids. Written by Russ Hodge

Page 12:

  • Conference watch. 4th EMBL Transcription Meeting, Heidelberg, August 26-30, 2000. Co-organized by Henk Stunnenberg (Nijmegen University), Francis Stewart (EMBL), Achim Leutz (MDC, Berlin) and Laszlo Tora (IGBMC, Illkirch). Only 300 scientists were selected to attend, mainly young and European scientists. Written by Lena Reunis
  • oligo... going... gone. EMBL’s oligonucleotide synthesis service has closed because most oligos needed at EMBL could be bought at competitive prices from outside sources. Written by Sarah Sherwood
  • today @embl. Site containing a complete overview of what’s going on within the Laboratory such as seminars, courses, and workshops, and it was also a place to register social events and make important announcements

Pages 13:

  • Peter Wenzel-Constabel sets his sights on Bonn. By that time he was the Head of Human Resources. Pictures of Peter Wenzel-Constabel and Steve Ferris. Written by Sarah Sherwood
  • Administrative announcement: Intermedex will administer the Health Scheme for another year

Pages 14:

  • People @ EMBL: New people at EMBL and new Group leaders
  • Awards, Honors & Etcetera: Elisa Izaurralde was awarded by ELSO the first "Early Career Award" for young senior scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences. Regina Neubecker was awarded the “Otto-Haxel-Preis für eine herausragende Diplomarbeit” from the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg
  • False Positives: winners of Medline competition

[Index kindly prepared by EMBL alumna Patricia Resa-Infante.]

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