Eight group leaders join the EMBO Global Investigator Network
EMBO welcomes eight new members to the EMBO Global Investigator Network. From January 2023, the young group leaders, who have set up laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan, will receive financial support and access to a range of training and networking activities.
“We congratulate the newly selected members on becoming EMBO Global Investigators,” says EMBO Director Fiona Watt. “We are confident that they will get a lot out of the programme and will follow their progress with great interest”.
Over a period of four years, the new global investigators will receive funding to support them in building and expanding their network and research portfolios. Funds can be used for visits to other institutions to build collaborations within and beyond the region, to explore new methods and techniques, or to perform experiments. Financial support is also available for attending or organizing scientific meetings, and for receiving EMBO leadership and management training. The aim of this programme is not only to support collaborations with European scientists but also to foster local exchanges and thus help foster EMBO communities outside Europe.
The new EMBO Global Investigators join a growing network of over 700 current and former EMBO Global Investigators, Installation Grantees and Young Investigators.
To be eligible to join the EMBO Global Investigator Network, applicants must have an excellent scientific track record and have been leading their own research group for between one and six years. Applicants must also carry out their research in an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or in a country or territory covered by a co-operation agreement with EMBC (currently Chile and Taiwan).
The network was launched in 2019, and this year’s group of successful applicants is the fourth cohort of global investigators. With a total of 43 applications, the success rate for 2022 was 19%. The next application deadline is 1 June 2023.
More information, including eligibility criteria and details of the application process, is available at https://www.embo.org/funding/fellowships-grants-and-career-support/global-investigator-network/.
EMBO Global Investigator Research project Affiliation
Baskar Bakthavachalu The juggling act of RNP-granules in neuronal function and neurodegeneration
Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Mandi, IN
Shruti Bhatt Understanding and targeting drug resistance in myeloid malignancies
National University of Singapore, SG
Hsiao-Han Chang The evolution and spread of pathogens National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, TW
Chen-Hui Chen Dissecting complex tissue regeneration using the zebrafish model
Academia Sinica, Taipei, TW
Tanweer Hussain Understanding protein synthesis and its regulation
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IN
Chuan Ku Evolutionary, regulatory and ecological genomics of eukaryotic microbes
Academia Sinica, Taipei, TW
Vinothkumar Kutti Raghunath Structures of macromolecules and their dynamics
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, IN
Cesar Antonio Ramirez Sarmiento Evolution, engineering and design of metamorphic proteins and PET hydrolases
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, CL
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