Thanks to the efforts of ELSO Secretary General and EMBL Alumni Association Board member Konrad Müller, EMBL staff and alumni enjoyed a get-together at the ELSO meeting in Dresden on September 2, following on from the first such event in 2005. The occasion was very well-attended, attracting alumni from all ranks, including former EMBL DG Lennart Philipson.
Talks included Daniel Louvard's outline of Alumni Association services, Matthias Hentze's latest EMBL news and Kai Simons' portrayal of EMBL alumni culture in Dresden. For most attendees, the three talks were followed by an impromptu dinner date and a chance to catch up informally. EMBL and the Alumni Association would like to thank ELSO for organising and sponsoring this event, the excellent venue and generous refreshments.
The next ELSO meeting will take place in Nice, France from August 30 to September 2, 2008.