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Core to EMBO is recognition of excellence. The EMBO Meeting highlights the latest scientific contributions that will likely advance the life sciences. And during the conference an EMBO award presentation will recognize an example of excellence from the life science community.



EMBO Gold Medal 2009


Sunday 30 August, 18:15 - 19:45 - Auditorium

Awarded annually, the EMBO Gold Medal recognises outstanding contributions of young researchers in the molecular life sciences.

Olivier Voinnet from the CNRS Institute of Plant Molecular Biology in Strasbourg, France has been awarded the 2009 EMBO Gold Medal.


The researcher received this medal for his pioneering work on the mechanisms and roles of gene silencing via RNA in plants.


He will be giving a special lecture about his research.