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EMBO recognizes 63 researchers for advances in life sciences

 

Heidelberg, Germany, 27 October 2010 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced the recognition of outstanding research contributions by 63 life scientists from 14 countries. The researchers are awarded the life-long honour of EMBO membership, joining almost 1500 of the world's leading molecular biologists.

 

"EMBO Members are the basis for the organization's international reputation and our most valuable asset," said Maria Leptin, EMBO Director. "We welcome this year's group of exceptional scientists and look forward to their fresh input and ideas to advance the life sciences."

 

Each year, the EMBO membership nominates and elects new members based on scientific excellence. Forty-nine from this year's election work in countries across Europe and become EMBO Members. Fourteen of those elected work in the United States, Japan and Taiwan and are honoured as EMBO Associate Members. International mobility has been key for many of the new members and associate members as they progressed in their scientific careers, fostering innovative and collaborative research globally.

 

The 63 scientists represent a broad cross-section of research covering classical areas of molecular biology as well as rapidly developing fields such as systems biology, neuroscience and cancer biology. Many of them bridge across a number of fields, from biology to medicine, biochemistry or biophysics. Twelve female researchers are recognized this year.

 

By their involvement with the organization's activities, the selected researchers will help shape the direction of the life sciences in Europe. More than half of the EMBO Members contribute by serving on advisory editorial boards of the organization's four scientific journals, mentoring young researchers, providing expertise to EMBO programmes and taking the lead on new initiatives. Members also nominate candidates for the annual EMBO Gold Medal award.

 

A list of the newly elected EMBO Members and Associate Members accompanies this announcement. They will be welcomed into the EMBO community at the EMBO Members' Workshop to be held in Heidelberg in autumn 2011.

 

NEW EMBO MEMBERS 2010

Name Institute Country
Anna Akhmanova Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, NL
Judith Patricia Armitage University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Jürg Bähler University College London London, UK
Yves Barral ETH Zurich Zurich, CH
Michael Bate University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK
Roland Beckmann Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Munich, DE
Michel Bornens Institut Curie Paris, FR
Nick Brown The Gurdon Institute & University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK
Keith Caldecott University of Sussex Sussex, UK
Jason W. Chin MRC LMB Cambridge, UK
Tim Clausen IMP Vienna, AT
Vincent Colot Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, FR
Maria Pia Cosma CRG, Barcelona Barcelona, ES
Gideon J. Davies University of York York, UK
Ilan Davis University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Stefanie Dimmeler Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, DE
Patrik Ernfors Karolinska Institute Stockholm, SE
Marie-Anne Felix CNRS & Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, FR
Dominique Ferrandon IBMC Strasburg, FR
Jiri Friml VIB / Gent University Gent, BE
Rudolf Glockshuber ETH Zurich Zurich, CH
Keith Gull University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Douglas Hanahan ISREC Lausanne, CH
Michael Häusser University College London London, UK
Karl-Peter Hopfner Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Munich, DE
Laurent Keller University of Lausanne Lausanne, CH
Ulrike Kutay ETH Zurich Zurich, CH
Karim Labib Paterson Institute for Cancer Research Manchester, UK
Ernest Laue University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK
Thomas Laux University of Freiburg Freiburg, DE
Elena A. Levashina IBMC Strasburg, FR
Carlos López-Otín University of Oviedo Oviedo, ES
Zachary F. Mainen Gulbenkian Science Institute Oeiras, PT
Andreas Radbruch Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin Berlin, DE
Freddy Radtke ISREC Lausanne, CH
Nikolaus Rajewsky MDC for Molecular Medicine Berlin, DE
Erez Raz Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation - ZMBE Munster, DE
Carol Robinson University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Giampietro Schiavo Cancer Research UK London Research Institute London, UK
Ton N.M. Schumacher NKI Amsterdam, NL
Irmgard Sinning University of Heidelberg Heidelberg, DE
Holger Stark Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen, DE
Michel O. Steinmetz Paul Scherrer Institut Biomolecular Research, Villigen, CH
Sharon Tooze Cancer Research UK London Research Institute London, UK
Miltos Tsiantis University of Oxford Oxford, UK
Malcolm White University of St Andrews St Andrews, UK
Kenneth H. Wolfe Trinity College Dublin Dublin, IE
John Wood University College London London, UK
Arturo Zychlinsky Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Berlin, DE

 

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 2010

Name Institute Country
Shizuo Akira Osaka University Osaka, JP
Elizabeth H. Blackburn University of California San Francisco, US
Roger J. Davis HHMI, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, US
Andrew Z. Fire Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, US
Jeffrey Friedman HHMI, Rockefeller University New York, US
Elaine Fuchs HHMI, Rockefeller University New York, US
Michael R. Green HHMI, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, US
Thomas M. Jessell HHMI, Columbia University New York, US
Robert Martienssen Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory New York, US
Thomas D. Pollard Yale University New Haven, US
Clifford Tabin Harvard Medical School Boston, US
Robert A. Weinberg Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT Department of Biology Cambridge, US
Chi-Huey Wong Academia Sinica Taipei, TW
Shinya Yamanaka CiRA, Kyoto University Kyoto, JP

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