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Members Meeting

 

29-31 October 2014, Heidelberg DE

 

The EMBO Members Meeting is an annual event where newly elected members and associate members are welcomed to the organization. Participation in the meeting offers a unique opportunity to hear about some of the latest advances across the spectrum of the life sciences from the newly elected members as they present overviews of their research.

 

Registration: All EMBO Members are invited to participate in the meeting.

 

Location: The meeting takes place at the ATC Auditorium, on the EMBL campus, in front of the EMBO building in Heidelberg, Germany. 

 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

ATC Foyer

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Address

ATC Auditorium

Session 1

09:10

Pascal Meier

 

09:30

Yoshinori Ohsumi

Sharon Tooze

09:50

Sabrina Sabatini

Paolo Constantino

10:10

Michael Sieweke

 

10:30

Ketan Patel

 

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee Break

 

Session 2

11:10

Daniel Metzger

Pierre Chambon

11:30

Susan Gottesman

Jörg Vogel

11:50

tbc

 

12:10

tbc

 

12:30

Lars Steinmetz

 

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch

EMBL Canteen

Session 3

13:50

Asifa Akhtar

 

14:10

Luciano Di Croce

 

14:30

Andreas Ladurner

Peter B. Becker

14:50

Yoshinori Watanabe

 

15:10

Ilkka Hanski

 

15:30

Christoph Dehio

Erich Nigg

15:50 - 16:10

Coffee Break

 

Session 4

16:10

Stuart A. West

 

16:30

Michalis Averof

 

16:50

Sebastian Bonhoeffer

 

17:10

Deborah Charlesworth

 

17:30

Robert May

 

17:50 - 18:45

EMBO Members' Forum

ATC Auditorium

18:45 - 19:30

Welcome reception

EMBO building

19:30 - 21:00

Dinner

EMBL Canteen

21:00 - 22:30

Drinks

ATC Lounge Bar

22:30

Buses to hotels

 

 

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

ATC Foyer

Session 5

09:00

Nicholas H. Barton

 

09:20

Paul Brakefield

 

09:40

Brian Charlesworth

 

10:00

Emmanouil Dermitzakis

 

10:20

Dieter Ebert

 

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

 

Session 6

11:00

Yadin Dudai

 

11:20

Rui M. Costa

 

11:40

Barry J. Everitt

 

12:00

Wolf Singer

 

12:20

Scott Waddell

 

12:40 - 13:40

Lunch

EMBL Canteen

Session 7

13:40

Anne Bertolotti

Bernd Bukau

14:00

Piet Gros

Gerrit van Meer

14:20

Albert Heck

Gerrit van Meer

14:40

Christine A. Orengo

 

15:00

Christian Spahn

Knud H. Nierhaus

15:20

Anne Houdusse

Kenneth Holmes

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee Break

 

Session 8

16:00

Peter Hegemann

Gero Miesenböck

16:20

Françoise Stutz

Catherine Dargemont

16:40

Xiaodong Wang

Maria Leptin

17:00

Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara

Gottfried Schatz

17:20

Roland Lill

Walter Neupert

17:40

Kostas Tokatlidis

Gottfried Schatz

18:00 - 18:10

Coffee Break

 

Session 9

18:10

Karen Steel

 

18:30

Oliver Brüstle

 

18:50 - 20:00

Drinks reception

ATC Foyer

20:00 - 22:30

Special dinner

EMBL Canteen

22:30

Buses to hotels

 

 

 

Friday, 31 October 2014

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

ATC Foyer

Session 10

09:00

Herwig Baier

Rüdiger Klein

09:20

Frank Bradke

Carlos Dotti

09:40

Sten Grillner

 

10:00

tbc

 

10:20

Peter Somogyi

Heinrich Betz

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

 

Session 11

11:00

Gérard Eberl

Pascale Cossart

11:20

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Bruno Lemaitre

11:40

Stefan H.E. Kaufmann

 

12:00

Peter Šebo

Ivan Raška

12:20

John van der Oost

Malcolm F. White

12:40

Carmen Buchrieser

Pascale Cossart

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

EMBL Canteen

Session 12

14:00

Volker Haucke

 

14:20

Ramanujan Hegde

Sean Munro

14:40

Tom Kirchhausen

Kenneth Holmes

15:00

Satyajit  Mayor

Maria Leptin

15:20

Sandra Schmid

 

15:40

Ronald D. Vale

Michael Way

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee Break

 

Session 13

16:20

John Kendrick-Jones

Michael Way

16:40

Eugene Koonin

Peer Bork

17:00

Isabelle Olivieri

 

17:20

Julian Parkhill

 

17:40

Peter Schuster

 

18:00

Closing Address

ATC Auditorium

 18:00

Farewell drinks

ATC Foyer

Nobel Laureates

There are 76 Nobel Laureates who also hold EMBO membership.

Physiology or Medicine Chemistry Physics
2013 James E. Rothman* 2013 Michael Levitt 1970 Bernard Katz*
2013 Randy W. Schekman* 2009 Venki Ramakrishnan 1961 Rudolf Mössbauer*
2012 John B. Gurdon 2009 Ada E. Yonath 1944 Isidor Isaac Rabi*
2012 Shinya Yamanaka* 2008 Roger Y. Tsien* 1915 W. Lawrence Bragg*
2011 Bruce A. Beutler* 2006 Roger D. Kornberg*  
2011 Jules A. Hoffmann 2004 Aaron Ciechanover  
2009 Elizabeth H. Blackburn* 2004 Avram Hershko  
2008 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi 2002 Kurt Wüthrich  
2008 Luc Montagnier 1997 Jens C. Skou  
2008 Harald zur Hausen 1997 John E. Walker  
2007 Martin Evans 1993 Michael Smith*  
2006 Andrew Z. Fire* 1989 Thomas R. Cech*  
2002 Sydney Brenner 1988 Robert Huber  
2002 John Sulston 1988 Hartmut Michel  
2001 Tim Hunt 1982 Aaron Klug  
2001 Paul Nurse 1980 Paul Berg*  
1999 Günter Blobel* 1978 Peter D. Mitchell  
1996 Rolf M. Zinkernagel 1967 Manfred Eigen  
1995 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard 1964 Dorothy Hodgkin  
1995 Eric F. Wieschaus* 1962 John C. Kendrew  
1993 Richard J. Roberts* 1962 Max F. Perutz  
1993 Phillip A. Sharp* 1958 & 1960 Frederick Sanger  
1992 Edmond Fischer* 1948 Arne Tiselius  
1991 Erwin Neher 1939 Adolf Butenandt  
1991 Bert Sakmann    
1989 Harold E. Varmus*    
1987 Susumu Tonegawa*    
1986 Rita Levi-Montalcini    
1984 Niels K. Jerne    
1984 Georges J.F. Köhler    
1984 Cesar Milstein    
1978 Werner Arber    
1978 Daniel Nathans*    
1975 David Baltimore    
1975 Renato Dulbecco    
1974 Albert Claude    
1974 Christian de Duve    
1972 Rodney R. Porter    
1969 Max Delbrück*    
1968 H. Gobind Khorana    
1965 François Jacob    
1965 André Lwoff    
1962 Francis H.C. Crick    
1962 James D. Watson*    
1962 M.H.F. Wilkins    
1959 Arthur Kornberg    
1955 Hugo A.T. Theorell    
1953 Fritz A. Lipmann*    

 

*EMBO Associate Member

Council – nomination & election

 

About

EMBO is managed and directed by a council. This council consists of nine ordinary members elected by the EMBO Membership and six ordinary members co-opted by the EMBO Council. The term of office of council members is three years beginning in January of the year following election. Each year three ordinary members are elected and two ordinary members are co-opted to serve on the council. The council members are eligible for immediate re-election or co-option for one further term of office.

 

Nomination

Ordinary members may nominate one ordinary member for EMBO Council. This is done by sending a Word form to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. naming the candidate and four additional ordinary members who will support the nomination. The supporting EMBO Members should confirm their support by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

EMBO Associate Members are not eligible to nominate EMBO Members for EMBO Council.

 

Nominations for the election of EMBO Members to serve on the council must reach the EMBO office by 1 December.

Election

All ordinary EMBO Members are entitled to vote on the candidates for EMBO Council. Each member has a maximum of three votes.

 

The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will become members of EMBO Council. Another two ordinary members are co-opted to serve on the EMBO Council.

 

The online voting system is open from 15 December until 1 February.

Membership – nomination & election

 

About

The EMBO Membership consists of ordinary members, who reside or were elected while residing in an EMBC Member State, and associate members, who reside outside of the EMBC Member States.

 

A call for nominations for the election of new ordinary and associate EMBO Members is sent to the existing membership in early October each year. Nominations must reach the EMBO office by 1 December via the online nomination site.

 

The online voting system is open from 15 December until 1 February. The new EMBO Members will be announced shortly after the EMBO Council meeting in spring.

Nomination Ordinary

Ordinary and associate members may propose or support the nomination of a maximum of two candidates for ordinary membership.

 

The proposer must complete the online nomination form for the proposed candidate naming exactly four (4) additional members who will support the nomination. The supporting members must confirm their support by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

At least three of the five members nominating or supporting a candidate must reside in a country other than that of the nominee.

 

Nominations must be initiated, written and completed by the EMBO Member who acts as the proposer. It is preferable that nominees are not aware of their nomination.

 

Arguments supporting a candidate's election should be made only on the nomination form; EMBO Members should not participate in campaigns or other activities that are intended to influence the outcome of the election in a way that is not transparent to all other members.

 

Election Ordinary

EMBO Council determines annually the number of ordinary members to be elected in a given year. This is normally one-third of the number of nominations received, but not more than 50. The top 60% are elected directly by the EMBO Membership. The remaining 40% are selected by EMBO Council following a thorough review by the Membership Committee.

 

Ordinary members may vote for as many candidates as are to be elected directly, which is typically around 30. Associate members do not have the right to vote.

 

Those candidates who were not elected directly are categorized into five sections and evaluated by the respective experts in the Membership Committee. The primary criterion for selection by the committee is scientific excellence. The committee also takes into account geographic factors, small or emerging research fields, gender and special contributions to the scientific community. The Membership Committee submits a list of candidates recommended for selection as new EMBO Members to EMBO Council.

 

EMBO Council is guided by the votes of the membership and the recommendations of the EMBO Membership Committee, when selecting new EMBO Members who were not directly elected.

 

Non-elected candidates who received more than 90% of the votes of the last directly elected candidate will be carried over to next year's election. Their proposers will be informed accordingly. Candidates who were carried over do not count towards the maximum number of candidates to be nominated/supported by the proposer/supporters in the next election.

 

Candidates may also be re-nominated, in which case the proposer will have to submit the nomination form again.

 

Nomination Associate

EMBO Council determines annually the number of associate members to be elected in a given year. This is typically between 10% and 15% of the number of nominations for ordinary membership. Associate members are eminent scientists who normally reside in countries other then the EMBC Member States and who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences. Special consideration is given to scientists who are in a strategic position to help promote the goals of EMBO outside the EMBC Member States.

 

Ordinary and associate EMBO Members may propose or support one candidate for associate membership.

 

The proposer must complete an online nomination form for the proposed candidate naming exactly four (4) additional ordinary or associate Members who will support the nomination. The supporting EMBO Members must confirm their support by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

At least three of the five members nominating or supporting a candidate must reside in a country other than that of the nominee.

 

Nominations must be initiated, written and completed by the EMBO Member who acts as the proposer. It is preferable that nominees are not aware of their nomination.

 

Arguments supporting a candidate's election should be made only on the nomination form; EMBO Members should not participate in campaigns or other activities that are intended to influence the outcome of the election in a way that is not transparent to all other members.

 

 

 

Election Associate

Ordinary members may vote for as many candidates for associate membership as they wish. Associate members do not have the right to vote.

 

After the membership election, the Membership Committee reviews the list of candidates for associate membership and compiles a shortlist.

 

EMBO Council selects candidates as associate members guided by the votes of the membership and the recommendations of the EMBO Membership Committee.

 

Candidates for associate membership can be carried over for election in the following year upon recommendation by EMBO Council.

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Members

 

EMBO Members and Associate Members are more than 1500 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. Ordinary members reside or were elected while residing in an EMBC Member State, and associate members reside outside of the EMBC Member States.

 

Election to EMBO Membership is recognition of research excellence and the outstanding achievements made by a life scientist. 76 EMBO Members and Associate Members have been awarded Nobel Prizes. The annual nominations and elections ensure that the membership remains at the forefront of life science research.

 

With emphasis always on scientific merit, EMBO Members apply their expertise and insight to guide the execution of the EMBO initiatives by serving on EMBO Council, Committees and Advisory Editorial Boards. As a result, EMBO Members collectively influence the future directions of life science research and strengthen research communities across Europe.

 

Benefits for EMBO Members

Apart from recognition, access to other leading scientists and the opportunity to influence the direction of European science, further benefits include:

 

 

Contact

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