News022: First meeting of IPMB International Advisory Board


Five IPMB IAB members visited for the first time Biology Centre CAS in České Budějovice on Mon-Tue 22-23 May 2023.

Jiří Friml (Chair), Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Asaph Aharoni, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Bert De Rybel, VIB Gent, Belgium
Guido Grossmann, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Julia Santiago Cuellar, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

First meeting of IPMB International Advisory Board: from left to right Guido Grossmann, Julia Santiago Cuellar, Bert De Rybel, Jiří Friml and Asaph Aharoni, 23 May 2023; Photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Biology Centre CAS, Jakub Hardt

IPMB IAB had a very busy schedule:
Sun 21 May 2023: Arrival to České Budějovice and working dinner with the ERA Chair Jiří Friml
Mon 22 May 2023: Plant Molecular Biology Conference 2023, and working dinner with IPMB group leaders
Tue 23 May 2023: IPMB onsite visit, individual discussions with group leaders, PhD candidates, postdocs, IPMB management; working dinner with IPMB management
Wed 24 May 2023: Departure from České Budějovice

The main goals of the IPMB IAB meeting were

  • to get to know other IPMB IAB members
  • to visit and experience Biology Centre CAS & Institute of Plant Molecular Biology
  • to meet principal investigators in plant molecular biology
  • to discuss with management, PhD candidates and postdocs
  • to get detailed overview about all research groups
  • to provide recommendations and comments on research performance and further development
  • to select the most suitable candidates for two group leader positions within the MOLIPEC project
  • to create an IPMB IAB report

The next IPMB IAB meeting will be held in 2025.