Plamena Markova Jana Pavlic

Plamena Markova
Joint Head of Government and EU Relations

Jana Pavlic
Joint Head of Government and EU Relations

Strategic and political advice and coordination of all matters of the team

Hana Jurina Marco Scandelin

Hana Jurina
International Relations Officer

  • Relations with current member states
  • Engagement with potential member states and other international partners

Marco Scandelin
International Relations Officer

  • Horizon 2020 Teaming project with Hungary
  • Relations with current and potential member states
Max Eklund Dr. Agata Pernus Voigt

Max Eklund
EU Relations Officer

  • EU affairs and EIROforum international affairs
  • European Science Policy

Dr. Agata Pernus Voigt
Project Officer

  • Partnership Programme
  • Horizon 2020 widening measures and other research collaborations

Lynda Davis

Miriam Kleinig

Lynda Davis
Administrative Assistant
(on maternity leave) 

Miriam Kleinig
Administrative Assistant
(maternity cover for Lynda Davis)

Sarah Kaiser

Sarah Kaiser
Government and EU Relations Trainee



  • Provides political advice and expertise to the Director International Relations and the Director General;
  • Is responsible for shaping and implementing the international and European relations strategy of EMBL at a political and science policy level;
  • Develops and supports cooperation with member states, prospect member states and associate member states, for which it interacts with governments, national science policy agencies and national research institutes;
  • Shapes and implements new strategies for engagement with potential new member states and their actors;
  • Develops, oversees and implements the EMBL’s Partnership Programme;
  • Coordinates EMBL’s relations with the European Commission and other EU institutions and influences science policy on a European and international level by ensuring EMBL’s voice is heard by relevant decision-makers;
  • Represents EMBL in, and manages relations with, EIROforum.