Arrangements are being made for our 7th Meeting to be held in Palma de Mallorca, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of October, 2011. Please find the details below.
[from an e-mail written by María del Mar Vivanco, October 4th, 2011]
This year EMBL Alumni Iberic Chapter meeting will take place in the Hotel Barceló Albatros in Palma de Mallorca during the last weekend of October.
Thanks to funds provided by the Government of the Balearic Islands, we will be able to change the format and content of the meeting.
Accommodation costs and meals are covered by the organization, thus attendees will only have to pay for transportation. Participants would be able to arrive on Friday 28th and leave on Sunday 30th. Hotel rooms are for double occupancy, so you could bring your significant other at no extra cost (*).
Sessions will run from Saturday 29th, morning and afternoon, to Sunday 30th in the morning.
Our intention this year is to talk not just about our results and projects, but also about all other things that make our work possible. We believe that in the present economic environment this is a very important matter. In this context, our intention is to have at least one session dedicated to talks and discussions about funding opportunities, facilities and services in our institutions and at the EMBL that could be used by our community, science policy, collaborative activities, networking, lobbying, etc.
We believe that we, the EMBL alumni, have the potential to influence science and science policy in Spain, or at least, to benefit from sharing and optimizing the use of resources that are presently underused, or even ignored by the majority of us.
We are happy to say that Iain Mattaj has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to come to the meeting and give us his vision about the current situation.
We have also invited a representative of CDTI who will discuss funding opportunities for the next two years of the 7th Framework Program and prospects for the 8th; and a representative from the MICINN who will talk about the Ley de la Ciencia (we are waiting for confirmation).
At this stage, it would be great if you could let us know if you are planning to attend, and what would be the topic(s) you would like to discuss during the meeting or if you would like to present your work, so we can make more detailed arrangements.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Mallorca.
Daniel Bachiller and Maria Vivanco
María dM Vivanco, PhD
Cell Biology & Stem Cells Unit
Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Ed 801A
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Tel: +34 94 406 1322
*[NB: please visit www.barceloilletasalbatros.com for details].