South Africa and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), a European life sciences organization, have reached a three-year agreement to allow South African scientists to participate in activities and workshops in EMBO.
As part of the agreement, South African scientists are allowed to apply for short and long-term fellowships in states that participate in the European Molecular Biology Conference, which funds EMBO. The goal is to provide the fellows with a new set of tools and a network for collaborative projects. In turn, scientists from the European Union will be allowed to travel to South Africa on fellowship.
South African scientists will also have access to funding for global exchange lecture courses at two or three South African institutions. This is the second time that South Africa and EMBO have reached such an agreement. The first agreement was reached in 2008.