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Leading scientists elected to EMBO rank


Heidelberg, 31 October 2006 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announces the election of 49 top researchers to its membership. Election as an EMBO Member is a tribute to the key research being carried out by these scientists, who join the ranks of Europe’s foremost life sciences community.

EMBO elects new members annually on the basis of scientific excellence. Its membership comprises over 1,200 of the world’s finest researchers. The latest scientists to join the fold come from 14 different countries and represent a broad cross-section of the molecular life sciences community. 44 of the new members are based in Europe, while five distinguished scientists from the USA and China receive the special honour of associate membership.

Frank Gannon, EMBO Executive Director said, “EMBO Members are the organisation’s most valuable asset and the basis for our international reputation. This year we welcome another group of exceptional scientists to the EMBO community. I look forward to the fresh input they will bring to the organisation.”

EMBO has over 1,200 members in Europe and more than 70 associate members worldwide. 43 are Nobel laureates and many more recipients of other prestigious awards. EMBO Members provide scientific input to the organisation in all of its activities. Their contribution helps to maintain the high standards of scientific excellence EMBO has upheld since its foundation.

2006 EMBO Members
Ruedi Aebersold, Switzerland
Bruno Amati, Italy
Sebastian Amigorena, France
Stylianos Antonarakis, Switzerland
Dennis Bamford, Finland
Tobias Bonhoeffer, Germany
Allan Bradley, United Kingdom
Désiré Collen, Belgium 
Gianni del Sal, Italy
Suzanne Eaton, Germany
Martin Eilers, Germany
Jan Ellenberg, Germany
Marc Feldmann, UK
Anne C. Ferguson-Smith, UK
Michael Gait, UK
Magdalena Götz, Germany
Gillian Griffiths, UK
Carlos Ibáñez, Sweden
Alain Jacquier, France
Olli Kallioniemi, Finland
Christian Klämbt, Germany
Eva Kondorosi, France
Ulf Landegren, Sweden
Krzysztof Liberek, Poland
Isabelle Mansuy, Switzerland
Patrick Mehlen, France
Bénédicte Michel, France
Anthony P. Monaco, UK
Salvador Moncada, UK
Jacques Neefjes, Netherlands
Poul Nissen, Denmark
Valerio Orlando, Italy
Francesc Posas, Spain
Peter Ratcliffe, UK
Caetano Reis e Sousa, UK
Artur Scherf, France
Manfred Schliwa, Germany
Paul Schulze-Lefert, Germany
Murray Stewart, UK
Frank Uhlmann, UK
Jean-Paul Vincent, UK
Michael Way, UK
Andrew Wilkie, UK
Rolf Zeller, Switzerland

Associate Members
Joanne Chory, USA
Ronald M. Evans, USA
Lee Hood, USA
Bruce Spiegelman, USA
Huanming Yang, China