Alumni Association News 2012
Putting EMBL alumni on the Google map
Former Sattler Group predoc, Phil Selenko, was one of more than 800 alumni who participated in the EMBL alumni feedback survey. His suggestion on how to best utilise alumni resources was to create a Google map “to localise alumni around me ... and don’t tell me that can’t be done.”
Phil’s challenge was accepted! A link to the map is now available on the alumni webpages via a map icon. Pins mark the countries where EMBL alumni work, as well as revealing further details on the numbers of alumni in each country, and listing the cities and institutes with the largest alumni populations. From here there is a direct link to the EMBL search engine, enabling users to browse a list of alumni by country and city, with links to institute homepages.
In fact, you can now search for alumni by institute name, city or country on the EMBL website. You’ll find all alumni who are registered members of the EMBL Alumni Association, as well as a link to their institute’s website, if provided. This much-requested feature received more than 200 positive responses within a week of being launched.
Phil, now a Group leader of the In-cell NMR group at the Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (FMP Berlin), has reviewed the map: “Nice start, well done!” was his response. If you have further suggestions, contact the alumni office.
- Alumni Google Map Click pins on the map to see alumni and link to their institutes
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