1 min readEMBL Expands to Australia
“EMBL is a central hub for molecular biology in Europe,” said Australia’s Minister for Education Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. “Australia’s associate membership will facilitate interaction between the Australian and European molecular biology communities and will encourage the exchange of scientists between the two continents. Combining their complementary expertise will benefit both Australian science and research at EMBL.”
Through its associate membership Australia will contribute to the diverse activities at EMBL by sending early-career scientists to join EMBL as faculty and postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, while EMBL will share with Australian institutions its world-renowned expertise in researcher training and research infrastructure development.
“Australia is a highly valuable addition to EMBL and we are very pleased to welcome it as our first associate member,” said Iain Mattaj, EMBL’s Director General. “In recent years Australia has become a central player in the landscape of molecular biology. With its special expertise, for example in the fields of medical epidemiology and stem cell research, it will be an excellent complement to EMBL’s focus on basic research in molecular biology.”