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EMBnet Annual General Meeting 2017

22nd September 2017 @ 9:00 am - 23rd September 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The EMBnet Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 will take place  22-23 September 2017 in Uppsala (SE) in conjuction with the “EMBnet-CHARME Big Data Training School for Life Sciences” organised in collaboration with the COST Action CHARME: “Harmonising standardisation strategies to increase efficiency and competitiveness of European life-science research” (CA 15110).

The EMBnet AGM  will be precedeed  by the “Lectures open days” (Sept. 21-22), dedicated to industries and talks about new BIG DATA technologies and solutions, of the COST CHARME School that will be held at the Lectures auditorium, SLUs Ulls väg 26, Ultuna Campus in Uppsala. Information about how to get the meeting venue are available from the Training School web site.

All EMBnet members are invited to submit their proposal for a talk, by sending  Erik a short abstract, and to attend the event. Registration is free of charge but for organisational reasons we need you register at: http://www.cost-charme.eu/events/training-school-3.

The programme is available at the Training School web site

The EMBnet AGM will start on Friday, September 22 (14.00 CEST), in room Tanngrisner 2 (conference room 55233) at VHC, Ultuna Campus. It will continue the day after at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Uppsala, where most of EMBnet members will be hosted.

In the evening of Thursday 21th,  EMBnet is organising its traditional Ethno Party.

All school’s trainees and trainers are invited to participate by bringing some typical food stuffs of their country.


Hotel reservation

Room reservations at the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala  are already available for EMBnet members that registered by using the form at the bottom of this page. In case some body else is planning to come but has not still booked the hotel, he/she is invited to send a request to Erik and to inform the Executive Board as soon as possible.



EMBnet  reimburses the trip cost up to € 500 to representatives of Operational Members (OMs) Institutions which pay the full annual fee (€ 1000), to Chair of PCs or SIGs and members of the EB.

Other type of members are elegible for subsidised attendance if elected and working to an executive position.

Individual members are not eligible for reimbursement unless they do serve as members of a PC or SIG.

EMBnet AGM 2017 Programme

Thursday, 21 September 2017

19.30               Traditional EMBnet Ethno Party

Attendants at the EMBnet-CHARME Big Data Training School for Life Sciences are invite to join


Friday, 22 September 2017EMBnet workshop

14.00 – 14.10  Welcome & Programme Overview (Erik Bongcam-Rudloff & Domenica D’Elia)
14.10 – 14.30  Executive Board Activity Report (Domenica D’Elia)

14.30 – 14.40  Financial Report (Emiliano Barreto)

14.40 – 14.50  E&T PC activity report (Eija Korpelainen)

14.50 – 15.10  EMBnet/GOBLET collaboration – Activity Report & Activity Plan 2017-2018 (Eija Korpelainen)

15.00 – 15.30  New Organisational Members’ presentations:

a) 15.00-15.15 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Western Africa,

Nigeria: http://www.iita.org/ (Andreas Gisel)

b) 15.15-15.30 University of Athens, Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University

of Athens, Greece (Dimitrios P Vlachakis)

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break

16.00 – 16.15  EMBne’s Mexican Node – Activity Report (Cesar Bonavidez-Martines)

16.15 – 16.30  New EMBnet Web Site (Domenica D’Elia)

16.30 – 16.45  EMBnet.journal: Executive Editorial Board Report (Erik Bongcam-Rudloff)

16.45 – 18.45 Working & Open Discussion session

a) EMBnet.journal: technical issues (Lubos Klucar)

b) EMBnet.journal: plans for the future

c) EMBnet P&PR and TM PCs – Presentation of Chair candidacies, programmes & members


d) EMBnet AGM 2018 organisation: 30° Anniversary Celebration – proposals and budget


e) Plans 2017-18: EMBnet Survey on Interest & Competences in “Open Access & Data

Sharing”, “Standards & SOP”, “Education & Training”, “IT Infrastructure” (Axel Thieffry)

f) Open discussion & plans for the future (Domenica D’Elia)

 19.30                           Social Dinner


Saturday, 23 September 2017EMBnet Business Meeting

09.30 – 09.40  Welcome & Roll call of members present

09.40 – 09.50  Election of election committee

09.50 – 10.00  EMBnet BeyLaws – revised version from AGM 2016

10.00 – 10.10  Approval of minutes of AGM 2016

10.10 – 10.20  Matters arising & amendments to agenda

10.20 – 10.30  Finances (Emiliano Barreto)

10.30 – 11.00              Coffee break

11.00 – 11.10   Approval of issues itemised in the agenda on day 1

11.10 – 11.30   Election of PCs Chairs

11.30 – 12.00   AOB

12.00 – 12.30   EMBnet AGM 2018: date, venue and associated initiatives

 12.30 – 13.30              Lunch

 13.30 – 14.30  WGs afternoon session (EB, PCs and SIGs meetings)

14.30 – 15.30  WGs’ Reports & Summary of Action Plans

15.30 – 16.00  Concluding remarks & Meeting Closure

19.30                           Dinner


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22nd September 2017 @ 9:00 am
23rd September 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Lectures auditoriums, SLU
Ulls väg 26, Ultuna Campus
Uppsala, Sweden
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