Correspondence and reports regarding the site selection for EMBL, the EMBL site in Hamburg and other issues pertaining to the early years of EMBL.Holmes, Kenneth Charles
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- News about services, staff, science and society: an introduction as to why EMBL &cetera was created.
- EMBL's PhD officially recognised by Baden-Württemburg: the PhD degree granted by EMBL is now accepted like other international PhDs.
- 25th Anniversary EMBL Alumni Meeting: an advertisement for the alumni meeting taking place on October 21-23, 1999 in Heidelberg, DE.
- EMBL Council descends on Rome: the EMBL Council meeting took place in the new Research Programme in Mouse Biology in Monterotondo; the Scientific Programme was approved and the Council voted to approve the financial recommendations; announcement of the Host Site Agreement signed with the Italian government; list of presentations from Walter Witke, Ulrich Kalinke, José de la Pompa, Klaus Rajewsky and Glauco Tocchini-Valentini.
- Photographs: Italy’s President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (at right) attended ceremonies inaugurating the new campus and the Adriano Buzzati-Traverso campus in Monterotondo, Italy.
- Monterotondo campus opens its doors: Opening of the new EMBL Research Programme in Mouse Biology on 8 March 1999 at the "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso" International Scientific Campus, in Monterotondo, Italy. List of goals, representatives and other campus hosts.
- Photographs: Klaus Rajewsky and Fotis Kafatos at the inaugural reception, and Glauco Tocchini-Valentini.
Pages 4 and 5:
- New faces at the Szilárd Library: Description of improvements for the Szilárd Library. New librarians: David Westley and Regina Herhoff.
- Quote from Mary Holmes referring to the beginning of Szilárd Library.
- Biography of Leó Szilárd.
- Photographs: Librarians Regina Herhoff and David Westley.
- EMBL kids get a new stomping ground.
- Photographs: various views of the new Kinderkrippe and Kindergarten building.
- Science & Society: Announcement of the next Seminar. Speaker: Professor Jürgen Mittelstrass. Title: The Impact of the New Biology on Ethics. Date 19 September 1999.
- ILO decides on salary adjustment for 1995: Claim to EMBL Council to remake the salary adjustment.
- Obituaries: Alexandra Freiburg (1971-09-10/1999-07-14) and Paolo Fasella (1930-12-16/1999-06-11).
- People @ EMBL – New people at EMBL (Jan Ellenberg, Elena Conti, Bettina Böttcher and José Luis de la Pompa)
- In Other News: News about Peer Bork and Iain Mattaj
- Medlines of the Month: contest
[Index kindly prepared by EMBL alumna Patricia Resa-Infante.]
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This is an interview with Paul Nurse who had been a geneticist and cell biologist at EMBL, In this interview, Paul Nurse especially reflects the differences between scientific research at universities in general and at EMBL. Beyond that, Paul Nurse describes his impressions of the Directors General Lennart Philipson and Iain Mattaj.
This is an interview with the 2001 Nobel Prize Winner Tim Hunt who became member of EMBO in 1978. In this interview, Tim Hunt gives an insight of his career as a biochemist before joining EMBO, especially his work on S 35 Methionine. He also describes his connections with other scientists at EMBL since 1978. Furthermore, Tim Hunt reflects the meaning of the Data Library and the role of EMBO and the EMBO journal in general.
This is an interview with the molecular biologist Joan Steitz. In this interview, Joan Steitz describes the stations of her scientific career in connection to her work on RNA phages. She also explains how she came in touch with EMBL through the SAC meetings and her scientific interest into snRNPs. Furthermore, Joan Steitz gives an insight into her impressions of the first three DGs and of female scientists at EMBL.
This is an interview with 2019 Lennart Philipson Award winner Patrick Baeuerle who was a PhD-student at EMBL in Wieland Huttner's group from 1987 to 1988. In this interview, Patrick Baeuerle gives an insight into his research interests, especially his research concerning NF-kappa-B. He describes his later work in industry, his way into biotech companies and especially his foundation of MPM Capital. He also reflects the relationship between research and industry in this interview.
This is an interview with Mary Holmes who was the Librarian of EMBL Heidelberg from 1974 to 1998. In this interview, Mary Holmes describes how she became EMBL's first Librarian and the work she had to do in the first years of EMBL. Mary Holmes also talks about how she perceived the transformation of libraries in general and of EMBL's Szilárd Library in particular during the period she worked in this position, in particular with regard to computerisation. Furthermore, she talks about her impression of EMBL's first three DGs.