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EMBO welcomes Lithuania as its newest member


"Life sciences in Lithuania have advanced at an impressive rate in recent decades, driven by robust investment in applied research and commercial biotechnology," said EMBO Director Maria Leptin. "We look forward to helping Lithuania build on its achievements and take advantage of the opportunities and support available to our member states".

As an EMBO member state, researchers working in Lithuania can 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.

"Life sciences are a particular strength of Lithuania and it is a pleasure to see our country become part of the EMBO family," said Professor Virginijus Šikšnys of Vilnius University's Institute of Biotechnology. "EMBO membership creates new opportunities for our young researchers and strengthens our links with the European life sciences community".


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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