SciLifeLab and EMBL in collaboration
SciLifeLab and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship laboratory for life sciences, have intensified collaboration between the two organizations under a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). EMBL and SciLifeLab share the same overarching goals to advance science for the benefit of healthcare, biodiversity, the environment and many other fields.
As some of the most pressing challenges biological research is facing today are global, effective solutions to improve planetary and human health require scientists working together across countries and disciplines. The MoU declares a joint ambition to stimulate mutually beneficial scientific and academic exchange and collaboration in various areas of life science research in order to ensure greater connectivity, availability of scientific data, use of shared key technologies and circulation of talent.
SciLifeLab supports exchange visits to EMBL. Next call in 2024!
SciLifeLab will provide financial support for exchange visits between SciLifeLab and an EMBL site during 2023 (call closed September 8).
Financial support is provided for SciLifeLab infrastructure personnel, SciLifeLab Group leaders, and PhD students or researchers in these groups. The primary purpose is to support visits to an EMBL facility or EMBL research group, for the purpose of e.g. learning new technologies or discussing collaborative opportunities. The visit may be combined with attendance to a course, workshop or conference hosted by EMBL, but the primary purpose of these grants is to boost collaborations with EMBL, and not just support conference attendance.
The grant covers travel, accommodation, and course/conference fee (if any) up to 20000 SEK.
To get reimbursed, all costs shall be reported by invoice to SciLifeLab as soon as possible but not later than December 13, 2023. Please note that, private expenses will not be reimbursed. Your institution shall cover the costs and send the invoice for reimbursement.
Deadline for application: September 8, 2023 (closed)
Criteria of selection:
1. Motivation for how the visit will promote collaboration and/or knowledge exchange between SciLifeLab and EMBL, 2. Career stage (with priory for junior scientists), 3. Affiliation (SciLifeLab aims to distribute grants nationally and across all universities), 4. Gender balance, 5. Date of application (in case of equivalent applications, the grant will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis)
Joint SciLifeLab-EMBL Data Science workshop
May 15/16 2023 in Uppsala Sweden.
Five work streams/areas for bilateral groupings (SciLifeLab-EMBL) have been defined:
1. Internal & external training & support, training scientist at all levels, training biologists
2. Integrated data management (life cycle of biological data) & Scientific workflow sharing (‘to prevent need of re-invention’)
3. AI (how to further foster)
4. Provision of public data services – computational tools
5. Technical infrastructure – computational solutions
6. Biological theme: Imaging
7. Biological theme: Human data
EMBL is offering a wide array of courses and workshops
Browse the offer for 2023 following the button below.
Joint EMBL-SciLifeLab workshop on the theme of Planetary Biology, Heidelberg May 16-17, 2022.
The workshop included talks on a broad set of themes including:
*Biodiversity genomics and reference genome sequencing
*Ecology and evolution
*Biogeochemistry & ecosystems
*Data driven planetary biology
Scientific committee SciLifeLab: Stefan Bertilsson (SLU) and Olga Vinnere Pettersson (Uppsala University), also appointed Scientific leads for the SciLifeLab Planetary Biology capability.
the EMBL Planetary Biology transversal theme. Unravelling genetic and environmental influences in biomes and ecosystems to understand biological processes and improve planetary health.
EMBL’s newly deployed Advanced Mobile Laboratory (AML) is bringing cutting-edge technologies to the European coast
Diving into Discovery: AMRI’s Unforgettable Journey with TREC’s Coastal Expedition
Webinar to highlight launch of collaboration
Watch the webinar from May 31, 2021, that highlight the launch of the intensified collaboration between the organisations under the joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU declares a joint ambition to stimulate mutually beneficial scientific and academic exchange and collaboration in various areas of life science research in order to ensure greater connectivity, availability of scientific data, use of shared key technologies and circulation of talent. Specific topics of research interest have been identified based on already existing ties and may be jointly developed in the future.