Asst. Prof. Bahar Değirmenci-Uzun of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics has been awarded a European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Installation Grant.She is among nine scientists selected to receive the grant this year. The objective of the EMBO Installation Grants is to support young scientists working in the life sciences and allow them to establish their own research groups in European Molecular Biology Conference member states. The grantees are also integrated into the EMBO Young Investigator Program, which provides networking opportunities and a range of career development programs.
EMBO Installation Grants are awarded annually; Turkey, Poland, Portugal and the Czech Republic participated in the 2019 call for proposals. Scientists chosen as grantees receive 50,000 euros annually for three to five years from the funding agencies of their host countries. The funding for Dr. Değirmenci-Uzun’s research will be provided by TÜBİTAK.