EMBL and Inserm to join forces

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between EMBL and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research

The image shows Inserm and EMBL logos and illustrates the memorandum of understanding signed between both institutions.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Inserm and EMBL.

EMBL and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their scientific cooperation through joint scientific meetings and conferences, training courses, attracting young talent, and applications for international collaborative funding.

This agreement has been born out of the numerous scientific links already in place between the institutes.

As areas of mutual interest, the MoU identifies numerous scientific themes in the next EMBL Programme, Molecules to Ecosystems. Within the framework of the collaboration, both institutes will focus on these themes, which include microbial ecosystems, infection biology, genomic medicine, exposome research, data science, and other areas falling under the theme of human ecosystems.

“Inserm has played a pioneering role in France in bridging medical and fundamental research. This MoU with Inserm is central to EMBL’s future plans with France and represents a natural link between our two institutions. It will allow us to develop new ties in many areas of mutual interest. We’re creating links to strengthen the scientific ecosystem between EMBL and France, enabling joint initiatives in research, training, and innovation, with the overarching aim of driving forward European life science,” says EMBL Director General Edith Heard.

The collaboration also aims to encourage mobility of young researchers, with the goal of increasing links between the French research landscape and EMBL.

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