Indo-European joint funding for life science meetings
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance will partner to jointly fund up to three life science meetings per year in India, a statement said on Thursday.
The partnership aims to catalyze a high level of discussion and identify new areas of interdisciplinary life sciences research for India.
In a statement, the EMBO said the meetings should address “discovery and innovation through an interdisciplinary approach, with the speakers and participants discussing important global challenges in the context of the life sciences”.
The meetings will include 10 to 15 highly acclaimed international speakers and 50 to 75 participants, allowing early to mid-career scientists to interact with leading international experts during a period of three days.
“Proceedings from the meeting should be drafted as a position paper to advise the India Alliance regarding this area of research. The paper should in particular outline if and how research covered by the meeting could be beneficial to India,” the statement said, adding India Alliance may consider increasing funding for research in that area following expert advice and review.
“We hope this partnership will catalyze a high level of discussion and identify new areas of interdisciplinary life sciences research for India. We also hope that early career Indian researchers will benefit from the company of visionary science leaders at these meetings,” said Chief Executive Officer of Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Shahid Jameel.