17 August, 2010

EMBL Alumni Get-Together at The EMBO Meeting

Dear alumni,

Please find above the Poster for a Special Alumni Meeting to be held at Barcelona on Monday, September 6th, 2010. This Get-Together will be an extended version of the 6th Meeting of the EMBL Alumni Association's Iberian chapter, organized concurrently with The EMBO Meeting. Further details in the text below.

[from an e-mail written by Sarah Sherwood and Luis Serrano, August 16th, 2010]

Dear EMBL Alumni

Many thanks to those of you who have got back to me about the EMBL Alumni Association Get-Together, organized by the Iberian local chapter, to take place at The EMBO Meeting in September. We've set the date and programme. Here are the details:
Monday, September 6, 16.30-18.00

Foyer 0, Palau de Congresos de Catalunya (Av. Diagonal, 661-671), Barcelona



16.30     Welcome

16.35     Talk by EMBL Senior Scientist, Peer Bork

16.55     Sphingolipids in synapses. Lessons from Niemann Pick disease

Lola Ledesma, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Madrid

17.10     Iron metabolism disorders: novel diseases and future research lines

Mayka Sánchez, Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer, Barcelona

17.25     How flies tell odors apart

Matthieu Louis, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona

17.40     Informal discussion and short reception (offered by the Center for Genomic Regulation and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine)

19.30     The EMBO Meeting dinner reception*

* Fee applies. Tickets for this can be purchased directly at the meeting venue. Please let us know if you're interested so we can pass on numbers to the organizers.

Important registration information:
For those alumni not attending the EMBO Meeting, please confirm with us that you will participate in the get-together and we will put your name on a list at the reception desk so that you will have access to the venue.

Help us spread the word to other alumni we may have missed!

Best wishes and hope to see you there.

Sarah Sherwood and Luis Serrano (co-organizers)

and for the records, so it begun ...

[from an e-mail written by Sarah Sherwood and Luis Serrano, July 12th, 2010]

Dear EMBL alumni in Spain and Portugal

As many of you may know, the EMBO meeting is scheduled to take place in Barcelona from September 4-7. We'd like to take advantage of the fact that several ex-EMBLers will be at the event to organize the 6th meeting of the EMBL Alumni Association's Iberian local chapter. The exact date and schedule are still to be determined, but we'd appreciate if you could get back to us and let us know...

  • if you would be interested in attending
  • and if you'd like to give a short talk about your work
We'll also have someone from EMBL present to give us an update on current affairs at the lab, as well as a discussion session on topics relevant to our community.

Please let us know if you think you'll be able to make it by Thursday, July 22 at the latest.

Many thanks

Sarah Sherwood and Luis Serrano
(co-organizers of the local chapter meeting)

Sarah Sherwood
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