On 6th February 2019, Poland became a member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). By the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Polish representative in EMBL was named as prof. Leszek Kaczmarek from the Nencki Institute.
EMBL is an intergovernmental organisation, specialising in basic research in life sciences. This Organization, currently comprised of 26 Member States, was established in 1974, on the initiative of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). EMBL conducts research at the highest scientific level within over 80 research groups supported by professional well-equipped core facility laboratories. The headquarters of EMBL is located in Heidelberg (Germany), and EMBL units are located in Hamburg (Germany), Grenoble (France), Hinxton (Great Britain), Rome-Monterotondo (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain). In addition, EMBL partner organizations are located in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, and Hungary. The Nencki Institute partnership agreement with EMBL is now being signed. EMBL activities are supervised by the Council (EMBL Council), to which each member country delegates two representatives, including one representing the scientific community.
For more information about EMBL, please visit: https://www.embl.de/aboutus/general_information/index.html Information about research groups and possibilities of cooperation and partnership: https://www.embl.de/research/index.php Information about the possibilities of internships, study visits, doctoral program and post-doctoral programs and other forms of education: https://www.embl.de/training/index.php Information about the services offered by EMBL and the possibilities of using research equipment: https://www.embl.de/services/index.html