EMBO/HHMI startup grants
Tartu - Mart Loog, from the Institute of Technology University of Tartu, who works with protein kinase signalling networks in the eukaryotic cell cycle, is among the six young central and eastern European scientists the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) have singled out to receive the EMBO/HHMI Startup Grants.
These awards will help the scientists establish their first independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Hungary. Each of them will receive $75,000 (Euro62,500) annually for three years. HHMI will contribute $50,000 (Euro41,666) with EMBO and participating member countries providing the remainder. EMBO will oversee the grants as part of its Young Investigator Programme, which is in place since 2000.