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Björn Burmann working in the laboratory.
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Björn Burmann selected as member of the prestigious EMBO Young Investigator Programme

Björn Burmann, researcher in Biophysics at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, has been selected as EMBO Young Investigator. The EMBO Young Investigator Programme gives financial and practical support to researchers who have demonstrated scientific excellence and are among the next generation of leading life scientists.

Every year, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) selects about twenty-five life scientists to become member in its Young Investigator Programme. This year, Björn Burmann was selected as one of the thirty scientists who will receive financial and practical support for a period of four years, starting in January 2021.

- This membership is a great recognition of my scientific ideas. I hope it will be a huge asset in terms of expanding my scientific network, gaining international visibility, and possibly getting a lot of new ideas for scientific collaborations and novel projects, says Björn Burmann.

Benefits for the whole research group

EMBO Young Investigators receive an award of 15,000 euros in the second year of their tenure and can apply for additional grants of up to 10,000 euros per year. They also benefit from a variety of networking opportunities for them and their lab members, mentoring by EMBO Members, training in research leadership and management as well as in responsible conduct of research, alongside access to core facilities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

- The great incentive of this programme is that my research group also will benefit from it. They will be able to network, attend special workshops, seminar series, and have access to the EMBL infrastructure, says Björn Burmann.

About Björn Burmann
Björn Burmann is lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine at the University of Gothenburg. 
Mobile: (+46) 701 485 528 
Website: Björn Burmann Group

About EMBO and the EMBO Young Investigators Programme

EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. 

Through the Young Investigator Programme, EMBO identifies and supports some of the best young researchers in the life sciences. EMBO Young Investigators are group leaders in the early stages of setting up an independent laboratory in EMBC Member or Associate Member States. They receive financial and practical support for a period of four years to help them develop skills and connections during this career stage. 

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