14 Nov 2007   |   News

Luxembourg becomes EMBL's 20th member

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] has announced that Luxembourg has become its 20th member.

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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] announced that Luxembourg has become its 20th member.

“EMBL is a key player in European molecular biology,” said François Biltgen, Minister of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg. “Being part of its international network will provide a boost for Luxembourg's research in the growing field of molecular biology and will integrate its researchers even better into the European scientific community.”

Luxembourg will contribute to EMBL's five missions: to perform basic research in molecular biology; to train scientists, students and visitors; to offer services to scientists in the member states; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and to actively engage in technology transfer activities.

Luxembourg’s will have access to the research facilities at the five EMBL stations in Heidelberg and Hamburg, Germany, Grenoble, France, Hinxton, UK, and Monterotondo, Italy.

The delegate representing Luxembourg in EMBL's council will be Josiane Entringer of the Department for Research and Innovation of the Ministry for Culture, Higher Education and Research.

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