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Evi Soutoglou, laureate of the EMBO YIP Award 2012

Nov. 14, 2012

Evi Soutoglou, who is heading her own laboratory since 2009, has just been selected by the prestigious Young Investigator programme (YIP) of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) with 21 other young European researchers. This award will enable her to benefit from a financial support and a practical help for her team development.


Following Romeo Ricci and Bruno Klaholz in 2009, as well as Sophie Jarriault and Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla in 2011, it is Evi Soutoglou’s turn to be awarded by the famous « EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) » prize, given by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She joins a dynamic European network of more than 300 young and talented researchers in life science.


With a success rate of only 13%, the choice of laureates is particularly selective. Not only does it consider the quality of research projects, but also the recognition of scientific results already published. Evi’s group is studying the involvement of nuclear architecture in DNA damage response and DNA repair and the mechanism of RNA pol II transcription inhibition in the presence of DNA lesions.


Selected laureates receive 15,000 euros per year for 3 years from the member state where their laboratories are located, as well as a substantial support for the development of their career and network. They also receive funding to attend conferences for themselves and their group members, practical training in laboratory management, as well as privileged access to core facilities at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).


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