15 March, 2012

7th EAA Iberian Chapter Meeting - Madrid, June 8th, 2012

Dear alumni,

Our Next Meeting will be finally held in Madrid, on June 8th, 2012. Please find the details below.

[from an e-mail written by María del Mar Vivanco, February 24th, 2012]

Dear EMBL Alumni,

Thank you to all of you who replied to the questionnaire I sent last December. Based on the answers and plenty of discussions we have decided to celebrate the next meeting in Madrid, Friday June 8th.

As attractive as a meeting in Mallorca sounded (I know some of you are disappointed), getting there for just one day was difficult for some people and many others could not afford to expand the meeting to two days. Therefore, Jose Luis de la Pompa very kindly agreed to host our meeting at the CNIC (gracias Jose Luis!). We hope that everyone will find it easier to make it there.

I am happy to inform you that the EMBL Alumni Association [EAA] has generously agreed to assign some funds to help us support this meeting. In addition, Iain Mattaj has agreed, once again, to find time out of his busy schedule to come to the meeting. I think that this reflects the interest that EMBL has in the Alumni Association and his appreciation for our Chapter meetings being (together with the Greek one) one of the most active and long running.

Many of you showed interest in having a meeting that includes not only great science, but also the possibility to discuss 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.

Please, let me know, as soon as you can, if you are planning to attend. Please feel free to suggest names of potential speakers that you think would fit within our broad interests.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Madrid.

Best regards,

María dM Vivanco, PhD
Cell Biology & Stem Cells Unit
Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Ed 801A
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Tel: +34 94 406 1322
email: mdmvivanco@cicbiogune.es
web: www.cicbiogune.es