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India to Become an Associate Member State of EMBO
Apr 11, 2016

India through the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology signed a Cooperation Agreement to acquire the status of the Associate Member State European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Key Points

  • This would strengthen scientific interaction and collaborative research between India and Europe in this field.

  • After the signing of an agreement with Singapore by EMBC in July 2015, India will now become second such country outside the European region.

  • 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.

  • The movement was started in 1964 as European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) and subsequently it got intergovernmental funding.

  • With this India as an EMBC Associate Member State, researchers working in India are now eligible to participate in all EMBO programmes and activities.

  • Indian scientists can apply to EMBO’s programmes, such as long-term fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, short-term fellowships, courses and workshops, as well as the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.

  • At the same time, Europe will benefit from networking with the top-level scientists in India’s research community.

  • To mark the occasion, Professor Maria Leptin, Director of EMBO said - “For the past five years, EMBO has been promoting international interactions beyond Europe, and India is one of its prime partners

  • After being an Associate Member of EMBC India will be able to access EMBO activities.

This newly forged cooperation will build upon already existing links between Indian and European scientists. In 2015, 10 Indian postdoctoral researchers received an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship to work in Europe and eight India-based scientists received the EMBO Short-Term Fellowship.

European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)


EMBO stands for excellence in the life sciences. It 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 EMBO Press Publications disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe.

EMBO supports talented researchers, selected through impartial evaluation processes, to allow them to do great science. The wide scientific scope across the full range of life science research  coupled with the broad geographical reach of more than 1700 members and associate members—some of the best researchers in Europe and around the world—positions EMBO optimally to serve Europe’s life science community.


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