Seminar Colour Guide:              
Career Event
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:00Add to calendarEMBL Careers Webinar | Core facility managementAlexander Botzki, Head of VIB Bio-informatics Core, BelgiumKim Remans. Head of EMBL Protein Expression and Purification Core FacilityLucy Collinson and Raffaella Carzaniga - Head + Deputy Head, Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform, Francis Crick InstituteHost: EMBL Fellows' Career ServiceVirtual, Virtual
Science and Society
Friday, 16 April 2021, 13:00Add to calendarSESAME*: Defying borders in the Middle EastZehra Sayers, Sabanci Universitesi, TurkeyHost: Lucia Von BredowVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: Science and principles of scientific conduct are universal leading to free communication of ideas and sharing of results, as we have seen in the race for finding solutions for the global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists have easily reached and collaborated across borders to achieve shared goals. In this lecture I will talk about a different collaborative project, SESAME, that does not recognize conventional borders. This advanced synchrotron radiation infrastructure, located in Jordan, came to being through joint efforts by Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Palestinian Authority, Pakistan and Turkey, and is supported by several observer countries. SESAME creates a positive dynamism in the region by providing scientists with new tools at its beamlines and by opening possibilities for collaborations among scientists coming from diverse cultural and political backgrounds. As well as science that is produced at SESAME, I will also discuss different aspects of this project including how SESAME can become a truly international lab and how this scientific endeavor can reach society at large, beyond scientists. *Synchrotron light source for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East
Planetary Biology Lectures
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 14:00Add to calendarArchaea and the evolving Tree of Life (ToL)Anja Spang, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), NetherlandsHost: Peer BorkVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: ZOOM Meeting ID: 984 5970 3567 PASSCODE: 085719 Ever since the recognition of Archaea as a separate domain of life, their placement in the Tree of Life (ToL) and role in life’s evolution has been controversially discussed. For a long time, data was limited to a restricted number of cultivated archaeal representatives, which were thought to be predominantly confined to extreme environments. However, recent improvements of sequencing technologies and the use of single cell and metagenomics approaches to reconstruct genomes of uncultivated microorganisms, has enabled the generation of a wealth of genomic data of previously unknown archaeal lineages of high taxonomic rank. Detailed analyses of genomes of these novel archaea taxa has not only provided fundamental new insights into the metabolic diversity and potential role of archaea in their natural habitats but enabled analyses aiming to robustly place Archaea in the ToL and determine their role in key evolutionary transitions such as the divergence between archaea and bacteria as well as origin of the eukaryotic cell. I will present a historical perspective of the ‘evolution’ of the archaeal tree of life and give a synopsis of our current knowledge of archaeal taxonomic and metabolic diversity today. In particular, I will discuss how genome analyses of the Asgard archaea have allowed fundamental new insights into the evolution of eukaryotes and how the investigation of enigmatic DPANN archaea has started to change our view on the earliest transitions in the tree of life.
Science and Society
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:00Add to calendarResearch Ethics & Integrity: Science & Society Discussion MeetingMichele Garfinkel, EMBO, NOT SPECIFIEDHost: Michele GarfinkelVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: Research integrity (or responsible conduct of research) describes a broad set of practices around how research is carried out. In the best case, these practices are embedded in day-to-day work, not separate from it. Depending on the setting, these practices can address everything from selection and design of a research project to decisions about how, where, and what to publish; and to promulgating results in policy and public settings. I will give a brief overview of the landscape of research integrity. In that context I will then focus my remarks on responsible data handling, from project conception to terminal storage and assuring access in perpetuity. I will describe current institutional and political views on the value of record-keeping tools such as electronic notebooks and data management plans. I will also discuss researcher, institutional, and funder responsibilities in helping to assure that good practices regarding data handling are made clear and easy to implement. Please note that Hamburg-based staff will be prioritised (as this has been arranged by the Hamburg Science & Society Committee). Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to participate, please email Lucia von Bredow (lucia.von.bredow@embl.de) to reserve a place. The discussion meeting will take the form of an interactive workshop, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about research ethics, integrity, and responsible data handling.
Science and Society
Friday, 23 April 2021, 12:00Add to calendarHarnessing Big Data to Monitor and Tackle PandemicsEwan Birney, EMBL-EBI, United KingdomRolf ApweilerIlaria CapuaEnrico BucciHost: Ewan BirneyVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: Ewan Birney will chair a round-table discussion will three expert panellists - Rolf Apweiler, Ilaria Capua and Enrico Bucci.
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 23 April 2021, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedClement Blanchet, EMBL Hamburg, GermanyHost: Dmitri Svergunvia Zoom VC, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 7 May 2021, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedItzik Engelberg, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IsraelHost: Meytal Landauvia Zoom VC, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 21 May 2021, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedKai Karius, EMBL Hamburg Unit, GermanyHost: Jan Kosinskivia Zoom VC, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 28 May 2021, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedAudrey Crousilles, EMBL Hamburg Unit, GermanyHost: Matthias Wilmannsvia Zoom VC, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 11 June 2021, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedLakhan Ekal, EMBL Hamburg Unit, GermanyHost: Matthias Wilmannsvia Zoom VC, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 25 June 2021, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedJan Blaha, EMBL Hamburg Unit, GermanyHost: Matthias Wilmannsvia Zoom VC, EMBL Hamburg