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.
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.
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 2017 – EMBnet 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 2017 – EMBnet 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