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EMBO welcomes fifty leading scientists as members


Heidelberg, 14 November 2007 - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced today the election of 50 leading scientists to its membership. These new EMBO Members join a community of over 1,300 members in Europe and more than 80 associate members worldwide.

Election as an EMBO Member is a tribute to the significant contribution to the advancement of science made by each of these researchers. EMBO elects new members annually on the basis of scientific excellence.

The latest scientists to join EMBO come from 16 different countries and represent a broad cross-section of the worldwide molecular life sciences community. Forty-two of the new members are based in Europe and neighbouring countries, while eight distinguished scientists from Australia, India and the USA receive the special honour of associate membership.

“EMBO Members contribute in numerous ways to the organisation’s activities and are integral to our international reputation for promoting excellence in molecular biology. We welcome these 50 exceptional scientists to the EMBO community and look forward to their input,” said Hermann Bujard, EMBO Executive Director.

Once elected, EMBO Members provide scientific input to the organisation, may participate in committees that guide the execution of EMBO activities, have the opportunity to mentor young scientists and may nominate candidates for the annual membership elections. Their valuable contribution maintains the high standards of scientific excellence EMBO has upheld since its foundation in 1964.

New EMBO Members and Associate Members are invited to present on their research and to network with other EMBO Members at the 2008 EMBO Members Workshop – Frontiers of Molecular Biology to be held in Tampere, Finland from 5 to 8 September.

2007 EMBO Members
Reuven Agami, Netherlands
Uri Alon, Israel
Naama Barkai, Israel
Claudio Bordignon, Italy
Nils Brose, Germany
Antony Carr, United Kingdom
Mario de Bono, United Kingdom
Maria Dominguez, Spain
Måns Ehrenberg, Sweden
Peter Fraser, United Kingdom
Steven Gamblin, United Kingdom
Cayetano Gonzalez, Spain
Guido Grandi, Italy
Ueli Grossniklaus, Switzerland
Nouria Hernandez, Switzerland
Douglas R. Higgs, United Kingdom
Frank C.P. Holstege, Netherlands
Marja Helena Jäättelä, Denmark
Edith Yvonne Jones, United Kingdom
Juha Kere, Sweden
Jane Langdale, United Kingdom
Thomas Langer, Germany
Bruno Lemaitre, Switzerland
Ottoline Leyser, United Kingdom
Alfonso Martinez Arias, United Kingdom
René Medema, Netherlands
Frauke Melchior, Germany
László Nagy, Hungary
Bernd Nilius, Belgium
Tom Owen-Hughes, United Kingdom
Vassilis Pachnis, United Kingdom
Stefano Piccolo, Italy
Sheena E. Radford, United Kingdom
Benedita Rocha, France
Ben J.G. Scheres, Netherlands
A. Francis Stewart, Germany
Boris Turk, Slovenia
Victor Tybulewicz, United Kingdom
C. Peter Verrijzer, Netherlands
Olivier Voinnet, France
Gabriel Waksman, United Kingdom
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, United Kingdom

Associate Members
Jerry McKee Adams, Australia
Suzanne Cory, Australia
Charles Anthony Dinarello, United States
Michael Karin, United States
John Mattick, Australia
Pier Paolo Pandolfi, United States
K. VijayRaghavan, India
Carl Wu, United States