EMBL Hamburg will celebrate its 40th anniversary on November 27-29, 2014. The core of the meeting will be a scientific symposium with a series of captivating talks dedicated to the past, present and future of the institute and its contribution to the field of structural biology. Several distinguished scientists with close ties to EMBL Hamburg will lead the symposium, representing an outstanding variety of perspectives and topics. The presentations will reflect on dramatic past and present changes for leading research infrastructures in structural biology, highlighted by the recent opening of the PETRA III storage ring and the expected opening of the X-FEL in 2016. In an opening lecture, Michael Rossmann will give an expanded overview of his own seminal achievements and those of the community over more than five decades.
The celebrations will feature a prestigious reception in honour of the symposium at Hamburg Town Hall, tours of the EMBL and other facilities on the DESY campus and many opportunities to interact and connect with fellow researchers and colleagues.
Along with present staff and our alumni from the past four decades, external users of the structural biology platforms at EMBL Hamburg are warmly invited to participate.
On behalf of all members of the anniversary programme committee and all staff at EMBL Hamburg, we are very much looking forward to meeting you in Hamburg at the end of this year.
With warm wishes,
Matthias Wilmanns, Head of the EMBL Hamburg Unit