EMBL workshop
New EMBL Scientific Programme (2022-2026) and opportunities for the Belgian scientific community

EMBL is the leading life sciences laboratory in Europe. It is an intergovernmental organisation with 27 member states, among them Belgium, that conducts excellent research, provides access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and services, as well as and training opportunities for students and researchers.

The workshop will be an opportunity to discover the new and ambitious EMBL scientific Programme Molecules to Ecosystems for the next 5 years (2022-2026), and to explore and reinforce (new) opportunities of collaborations between the Belgian scientific community and EMBL.


08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening session
Thomas Dermine, State Secretary in charge of Science Policy
Edith Heard, Director General, European Molecular Biological Laboratory
9:30 Q&A
9:45 Session 1 - Infection Biology
Chair: Matthias Wilmans, EMBL Hamburg

Han Remaut, VUB-VIB
Nassos Typas, EMBL Heidelberg
Géraldine Laloux, De Duve Institute
10:30 Q&A
10:45 Break
11:15 Session 2 - Human Ecosystems
Chair: David M Wilson, UHasselt

Amandine Everard, UCL
Kyung-Min Noh, EMBL Heidelberg
Sarah-Maria Fendt, KULeuven
12:00 Q&A
12:15 Lunch break
13:15 Session 3 - Planetary Biology
Chair: Yannick Schwab, EMBL Heidelberg

Jean-François Flot, ULB
Detlev Arendt, EMBL Heidelberg
Sofie Goormachtig, UGent
14:00 Q&A
14:15 Session 4: Opportunities at EMBL: perspectives on EMBL services and careers from Belgium perspective
Chair: Marleen Vanstraelen, VIB

Kim Remans, EMBL Heidelberg
Camille Goemans, EMBL Heidelberg  
Sibylle Vonesch, VIB (EMBL Alum)
Yehudi Bloch, UGent (EMBL Hamburg services user)
14:55 Q&A
15:15 Break

Session 5 - Round table: EMBL new Programme and its opportunities for the Belgian community
Chair :  Savvas Savvides; UGent/VIB and Plamena Markova, EMBL

Edith Heard
Matthias Wilmanns
Nassos Typas
Yannick Schwab
Detlev Arendt
Kyung-Min Noh

2 min introduction per speaker, discussion with the audience

16:45 Closing remarks
17:00 Networking drink

Date: 18 October 2021

Format: In-person meeting. To comply with the sanitary rules enforced in Brussels, we will use the Covid Safe Ticket. Participants will have to show a valid Covid Safe Pass (digital or paper) to access the conference room. The event will be recorded.

Venue: Palace of the Academies