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Department of Genetics


The Department of Genetics congratulates Dr Felipe Karam Teixera on being selected as a member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2021. Felipe will join a network of 130 current and 368 former members of the programme. Starting in January 2022, Felipe and 25 other new young investigators will have access to a variety of networking opportunities and funding.

The EMBO Young Investigator Programme supports life scientists who have an excellent track record and have been group leaders for at least one but less than four years. As part of the programme, EMBO Young Investigators benefit from a variety of networking and training opportunities and have access to core facilities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. They also receive a financial award of 15,000 euros and can apply for additional grants of up to 10,000 euros per year. The young investigators are active members in the programme for four years.

“We are pleased to welcome the 26 young investigators to the EMBO community,” says Michael N. Hall, EMBO Director ad interim. “They have already demonstrated scientific excellence despite only recently launching their own laboratories. The EMBO Young Investigator Programme will aid them in taking their career to the next level. We look forward to supporting them during an important phase of their career.”


About EMBO

EMBO is an organization of more than 1,800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. 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 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:


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