First Indian researcher nominated to European investigator programme

This programme represent 11 different countries, including India for the first time

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European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme network got its first Bengaluru based researcher Minhajuddin Sirajuddin from the institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem).

European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO and India's Department of Biotechnology signed a cooperation agreement in February this year under which India became an EMBC Associate Member State.

This programme represent 11 different countries, including India for the first time. The programme provides support for researchers under forty years of age who have set up their first laboratories in the past four years.

An award of 15,000 euros and the opportunity to apply for additional funds to support the establishment of their independent laboratories are some of the benefits received by EMBO Young Investigators.

"Nearly one year on, the partnership is picking up momentum, with Indian scientists benefiting from the full range of EMBO programmes in order to forge international collaborations and jointly explore new ideas," the statement said.

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