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EMBL Careers Webinar | Applying to postdoc fellowships
Our seventh webinar is aimed at PhDs (or postdocs) who plan to do a postdoc and want to apply for an independent fellowship to fund their position. For this webinar, we invite scientists from different stages of the postdoc fellowship application procedure to join our panel.

- Ina Huppertz, Postdoc EMBL Heidelberg (successful applicant to Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships)
- Barbara Pauly, Director of Fellowships, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
- Luca Scorrano, Scientific Director, Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (current Chair of the EMBO Fellowship Committee)

After an introduction from each panellist, the majority of the webinar time will be dedicated to discussion, guided by questions from the audience.

Following the webinar, there will also be the option to join "meet the speakers" sessions for smaller group discussion. Places in these sessions will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, with priority given to current PhDs and postdocs at EMBL. If you get a spot in these sessions, we will send you an email a few days before the event.

For details of our future webinars, please see: www.embl.org/careerday
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Ina Huppertz
Postdoc @EMBL
Ina Huppertz is a postdoc in the Hentze lab at EMBL. Her research interests centre on RNA-binding proteins. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she utilised a technique that can quantify binding kinetics and protein-RNA interactions at nucleotide resolution (iCLIP) to understand the function and assembly of ribonucleoproteins such as the spliceosome and the cleavage and polyadenylation (CPSF). After her PhD she joined EMBL Heidelberg, and successfully applied to a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship to fund her postdoctoral work. At EMBL, she is investigating the physiological role of the RNA-binding capacity of the glycolytic enzyme Enolase 1 during stem cell differentiation.
Barbara Pauly
Director of Fellowships @HFSP
Barbara completed her PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Munich (Germany) and the University of Edinburgh (UK). She then worked at the University of California at Berkeley (USA) as a post-doctoral researcher, before joining EMBO reports in 2008 as a scientific editor. In 2014, she was promoted to Senior Editor at the same journal. In 2016 she joined the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) in Strasbourg (France) as Director of Fellowships. At HFSP, Barbara is responsible for the Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Career Development Award programs.
Luca Scorrano
Professor of Biochemistry @University of Padua
Luca Scorrano is Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Biology, University of Padua where he also was Director of Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine from 2014 to 2020. Luca became interested in mitochondrial shape during his postdoc with the late Stan Korsmeyer (Harvard Medical School) when they discovered that mitochondrial cristae remodeling was involved in cytochrome c release and apoptosis. Since 2003 his lab, first in Italy, then in Geneva (Switzerland) and from 2013 in Italy again, contributed to our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiological consequences of mitochondrial dynamics and tethering to the endoplasmic reticulum. He has received several Prizes and Awards (including the Eppendorf European Young Investigator, the Chiara D´Onofrio, and the ESCI Award), is an EMBO and Academia Europaea Member and sits in several Committees, Advisory and Editorial Boards. He sat on the EMBO Fellowship Committee for 7 years & chaired it for the last 3 years