Elvan Böke, Group Leader in the Cell & Developmental Biology programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), a BIST centre, has been selected for the European Molecular Biology Organization’s (EMBO) young investigator programme.
Dr. Böke joins a network of 130 current and 368 former members of the programme. Starting in January 2022, the new young investigators will have access to a variety of networking opportunities and funding.
“I appreciate EMBO for the incredible support and the recognition. I look forward to engaging with the EMBO-YIP community to share and discuss our science on the cellular biology of oocytes, cells that become eggs,” says Dr. Böke.
“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.”
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.
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. They must carry out their research in an EMBC Member State, an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or in countries or territories covered by a co-operation agreement (currently Taiwan and Chile).
Twelve of the new EMBO Young Investigators are female (46%) and 14 are male (54%). This year’s young investigators are based in seven EMBC Member States and the EMBC Associate Member State Singapore. The programme received 194 eligible applications and the success rate was 13%.
Learn more on the CRG website.