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1 EMBO long term fellows PhD scientists (generally up to 35 yrs old), work abroad in host lab Ca. 170 per year Acceptance rate of 20% Spend up to 2 yrs in host lab funded by EMBO Mean publications in this period = 1.6 Mean patent applications in this period = 0.1 Source of scientific talent, both in academia and industry

2 Fellows by nationality

3 Fellows by position (0 - 5 yrs after finishing PhD)

4 Fellows by position ( yrs after finishing PhD)

5 Fellows by position ( yrs after finishing PhD)

6 Fellows return to Europe...

7 …the majority to their country of birth

8 Earnings in academia; Europe vs USA

9 Earnings by position; Europe vs USA

10 EMBO long term fellowships (deadlines 15 Feb. and 15 Aug.) For PhD scientists (generally up to 35 yrs old) to work abroad in a host lab Ca. 170 per year Acceptance rate of 20% Spend up to 2 yrs in host lab funded by EMBO Mean publications in this period = 1.6 Mean patent applications in this period = 0.1 Source of scientific talent, both in academia and industry Contact Sara Quirk tel )

11 EMBO short term fellowships (rolling applications) For any suitable scientist (PhD not necessary) to learn new methods or perform a specific experiment in another laboratory Ca per year Acceptance rate of 20% Spend up to 3 months in host lab funded by EMBO Contact Francoise Degrasse tel )

12 EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) For postdoctoral researchers working in an EMBC state within the first 3 years of setting up their own laboratory Applicants should normally have years post PhD experience, and must already be funded at time of application Area: Molecular Biology including, but not limited to Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Neurobiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Bioenergetics, Virology, i.e. all areas of Life Science that include a molecular perspective in their studies. Award of Euro per year for 3 years + discretionary “topping up” First round: 450 applicants, 55 accepted (12%); 22% women applied, 22% accepted were women Contact Gerlind Wallon tel )

13 Women in science Scissors effect: equal or more women at first degree / PhD; < 5% professors Fewer applications from women; why? Culture of aggression Little precedent > preservation of male dominated environment Discrimination Unequal pay Trailing spouse problem (esp when partner also scientist) Time off for children Aggression recognised more than other valuable traits Solutions: equal treatment; relaxation of age limits; provision of child-care facilities; ways back after a break; paternity leave; +ve discrimination in some cases to promote change of culture; women helping women Contact Gerlind Wallon tel )

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