46 outstanding life scientists elected to EMBO membership
Heidelberg, Germany, 20 October 2011 – EMBO today acknowledges the outstanding scientific contribution of 46 life scientists from 14 countries by awarding them life-long EMBO membership.
Election to EMBO membership is recognition of the commitment to research excellence and the exceptional achievements made by a life scientist. The new EMBO Members join the ranks of 1,500 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. They are leaders in their research fields and communities.
This year EMBO acknowledges 43 European scientists as EMBO Members and three scientists from the USA as Associate Members. The new members include 11 female scientists and the first EMBO Member from Estonia.
"We are happy to welcome the new EMBO Members into the EMBO community and look forward to the infusion of knowledge that they bring," said EMBO Director Maria Leptin.
EMBO Members apply their expertise and insight to select the many talented scientists that EMBO supports each year to do the best science. As a result, EMBO Members collectively influence the future directions of life science and strengthen research communities across Europe.
By encouraging cross-border interactions, EMBO Members ensure that Europe is a unified community of excellence where top-level life science thrives.
The 46 scientists recognized by EMBO represent a vivid crosssection of the life sciences from molecular biology and plant sciences, to neuroscience, computational neurobiology and cellular immunology.
A list of the newly elected EMBO Members and Associate Members accompanies this announcement.
NEW EMBO MEMBERS 2011
|Gregers Rom Andersen||University of Aarhus||Aarhus, DK|
|Rome, IT | Leuven, BE|
|Yohanns Bellaïche||Institute Curie||Paris, FR|
|David Bensimon||CNRS, ENS, UCLA||Paris, FR|
|Nica Borgese||CNR Institute of Neuroscience
University of Catanzaro "Magna Greacia"
|Milano, IT | Catanzaro, IT|
|Alexander Borst||Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology||Martinsried, DE|
|Catherine Dargemont||Université Paris Diderot||Paris, FR|
|Bernard De Massy||Institut de Génétique Humaine||Montpellier, FR|
|Michelle Debatisse||Institute Curie||Paris, FR|
|Olivier Delattre||Institute Curie||Paris, FR|
|Volker Dötsch||Goethe University||Frankfurt, DE|
|Gian Paolo Dotto||University of Lausanne||Epalinges, CH|
|Gordon Dougan||Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust||Cambridge, UK|
|Bruce Edgar||University of Heidelberg||Heidelberg, DE|
|Santiago F. Elena||Institute for Plant Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMCP)||Valencia, ES|
|Maurizio Gatti||Università di Roma 'La Sapienza'||Rome, IT|
|Hermann E. Gaub||LMU Munich||Munich, DE|
|Christian Griesinger||Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry||Göttingen, DE|
|Ian D. Hickson||University of Copenhagen||Copenhagen, DK|
|David W. Holden||Imperial College London||London, UK|
|Patrick Lemaire||CRBM||Montpellier, FR|
|Xin Lu||LICR, University of Oxford||Oxford, UK|
|Mark Marsh||University College London||London, UK|
|Cathie R. Martin||John Innes Centre||Norwich, UK|
|Andrew Millar||University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh, UK|
|Edvard Moser||Norwegian University for Science and Technology||Trondheim, NO|
|Jürg Müller||Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry||Martinsried, DE|
|Karla Neugebauer||Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics||Dresden, DE|
|David Owen||Cambridge Institute for Medical Research Wellcome Trust||Cambridge, UK|
|Peep Palumaa||Tallinn University of Technology||Tallinn, EE|
|Yitzhak Pilpel||Weizmann Institute of Science||Rehovot, IL|
|Jordan Raff||University of Oxford||Oxford, UK|
|Ivan Raška||Charles University in Prague||Praque, CZ|
|Maria Rescigno||European Institute of Oncology||Milan, IT|
|David Ron||University of Cambridge||Cambridge, UK|
|Botond Roska||Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research||Basel CH|
|David C. Rubinsztein||University of Cambridge||Cambridge, UK|
|Federica Sallusto||Institute for Research in Biomedicine||Bellinzona, CH|
|Dietmar Schmucker||Catholic University of Leuven, VIB||Leuven, BE|
|Dominique Soldati-Favre||University of Geneva||Geneva, CH|
|Jussi Taipale||Karolinska Institutet||Stockholm, SE|
|Andreas Trumpp||German Cancer Research Center||Heidelberg, DE|
|Jörg Vogel||University of Würzburg||Würzburg, DE|
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 2011
|Cori Bargmann||HHMI, Rockefeller University||New York, US|
|Susan Lindquist||Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research,Howard Hughes Medical Institute||Cambridge, US|
|Norbert Perrimon||Harvard Medical School||Boston, US|