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EMBL welcomes NetApp in its corporate partner program

Partnership supports external training opportunities for young scientists

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory

EMBL welcomes NetApp, a leader in cloud data services empowering global organisations to change their world with data, as member of the Corporate Partnership Programme of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre.

NetApp's membership at the Corporate Partner level further solidifies corporate support for the external training programmes offered at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre. "Before NetApp joined the Corporate Partnership Programme, we already had a fruitful strategic collaboration at the technical level for many years," says Rupert Lueck, Head of IT Services at EMBL. "We are pleased to welcome the company to the programme and plan to extend our exiting cooperation."

NetApp is the first data services company to become part of the Corporate Partnership Programme. The engagement of NetApp therefore brings an entirely new business sector and dimension to the family of global industry partners working with EMBL. "We are excited to join the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme," says Tim Heine, Head of Sales, Public Sector and Healthcare, NetApp Germany. "And we are extremely proud that we are the first IT company within the partnership programme."

With the recent explosion of experimental data in the life sciences - ranging from imaging to multiomics technology innovation - this partnership comes at the perfect time. "There is an increasing need for interdisciplinary collaboration between IT technology providers and data-driven life science research to deliver innovative solutions. We look forward to supporting young scientists through training opportunities as part of the partnership," says Juergen Deka, Head of External Scientific Training at EMBL.

Founded in 2009, the EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme helps to build mutually beneficial, long-lasting relationships between world-class corporate partners and the academic life sciences research community. EMBL and its partners work together to develop training, products, and services, and to facilitate technology transfer. Thanks to the generous support of the current members of the programme, in 2019 more than 275 talented young scientists received financial assistance to attend and contribute to advanced scientific training and research conferences at EMBL.


About EMBL

EMBL is Europe's flagship laboratory for the life sciences. We are an intergovernmental organisation established in 1974 and are supported by over 20 member states.

EMBL performs fundamental research in molecular biology, studying the story of life. We offer services to the scientific community; train the next generation of scientists and strive to integrate the life sciences across Europe. We are international, innovative and interdisciplinary. We are more than 1600 people, from over 80 countries, operating across six sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Heidelberg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Rome (Italy). Our scientists work in independent groups and conduct research and offer services in all areas of molecular biology.

Our research drives the development of new technology and methods in the life sciences. We work to transfer this knowledge for the benefit of society.

About NetApp

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