The Director International Relations is responsible for building, shaping and implementing a strategy for engagement with member states and other strategic partners of EMBL at the highest level. As part of her duties, the Director International Relations is a member of the Directorate, which assists and advises the Director General in all aspects of the leadership of EMBL.

Dr. Silke Schumacher

Dr. Silke Schumacher
Director International Relations


Since 2010    Director International Relations at EMBL
2005–2009    Head of International Relations and Communications at EMBL
2003–2005    Cooperations Manager at EMBL
2001–2003    Managing Director, Anadys Pharmaceuticals Europe GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
1999–2000    Sr. Manager Pharma Business Development, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
2008–2010    Executive Master of Public Administration, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
1997–1998    Postdoctoral work at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
1997                 Docteur en Science, Université Paris XI, France
1989–1993    Diplom (Master) Biology, University Hamburg, Germany

Dilyana Spasova

Dilyana Spasova
Personal Assistant to the
Director International Relations

Room: 214
Phone: +49 6221 387-8550
Fax: +49 6221 387-8211

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