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The EMBO community welcomes Malta

Malta joins EMBC as a new member state


Heidelberg, March 21, 2016 - EMBO is pleased to announce that Malta has joined its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC). Malta is the 28th country to be accepted into the EMBC, where it can benefit from the support that EMBO offers to talented researchers in the life sciences at all stages of their careers.

"Malta has shown an impressive commitment to enhancing its scientific research base," stated EMBO Director Maria Leptin. "It has made strong use of European Union funding to invest in the life sciences and EMBO is glad to be able to offer Malta the opportunities and support available to our member states".

Researchers working in Malta will now be eligible to apply to EMBO for Long-term Fellowships, Short-term Fellowships, Courses and Workshops funding and the EMBO Young Investigator Programme. Access to support in these areas helps some of Europe's finest scientists to excel in their research and to engage in professional networking with an international community of peers.

"Access to funding and networking opportunities is vital to effectively support the life sciences. This agreement with the EMBC and EMBO will significantly drive the career advancement of Maltese life scientists and of those working in Malta," added Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment, Malta.


About EMBO

EMBO is an organization of more than 1700 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

EMBO helps young scientists to advance their research, promote their international reputations and ensure their mobility. Courses, workshops, conferences and scientific journals disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science and research policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe. ?For more information:

About EMBC

The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) is an intergovernmental organization comprising 28 Member States. EMBC promotes a strong transnational approach to the life sciences. Within EMBC, Member States pool their resources to improve the quality of research at a national level and to contribute to the advancement of basic research in Europe. For more information:

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