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EMBO-Singapore partnership symposium

EMBO Gold Medallists and Young Investigators Meeting 2019

12 March 2019 | Singapore


About the meeting

The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) founded in 1964 is a unique network of life scientists from 30 European countries and several non-European states. EMBO has long-established links with Singapore – Professor Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate and a founding member of EMBO, has pioneered the development of life sciences research in the city state and other EMBO Members, including Sir David Lane, Sir George Rada and Prof Philippe Kourilsky, have played leading roles in building the Biopolis research ecosystem. This relationship has been strengthened over the years through a series of meetings and initiatives: The first ever meeting of EMBO Gold Medallists was held in Singapore in 2009, with a second meeting in 2015. Singapore-based early career researchers have been elected to the EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) since 2013 and in 2016 Singapore was admitted as an EMBO Associate Member State.

The 2019 meeting continues this proud tradition of engagement and partnership with our European colleagues: This year we are delighted to welcome not only four EMBO Gold Medal Winners to Singapore but will also host the annual meeting of EMBO Young Investigators. Together they will present an eclectic mix of the very best research in the molecular life sciences, providing a unique window into European science for our PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and group leaders and a perfect opportunity to renew old acquaintance and seek out new interactions with European life scientists.

The meeting is free to attend, but registration is required.

Registration is closed.










Olena Steshenko

Philip Ingham



Venue Map


Creation Theatrette

Matrix, 30 Biopolis St,

Singapore 138671


Park Avenue Rochester Hotel Singapore

31 Rochester Drive Park Rochester Avenue, Singapore 138637


All international speakers will arrive at Changi International Airport. From the airport to your hotel, it is convenient and inexpensive to use taxis. Alternatively, public transportation is available using the MRT (Mass Rapid Transport), the Buona Vista MRT stop is conveniently located next to the Biopolis. Tge MRT map can be viewed here. You an follow the signs to the Biopolis, located behind the Ministry of Education and is reachable with a 5 min stroll.

The meeting will be held in the Matrix building, L2.

About the Area

Useful information about Singapore and the surroundings of the conference venue can be found online here:

NewAsia Singapore Website

Visit Singapore Website