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Director's Office

Fiona Watt101Director
Bettina Trueb104Head of Office
Eilish Craddock102Personal Assistant to the Director
Sophia Hercus124EMBC and EMBO Council

EMBO Membership & Elections

Volker Wiersdorff118Head
Larisa Bulgatova-Gottschalk551Programme Officer
Sophia Hercus124Programme Assistant

EMBO Fellowship Programme

Kelly Sheehan-Rooney122Head
Elsie Chan409Programme Officer
Carlos Lima Gomes117Programme Assistant
Daniele Viarisio502Senior Programme Officer
Dzhevid SaliProject Officer
Karolina Zernicka561Programme Officer

EMBO Courses & Workshops Programme

Gerlind Wallon112Head
Joy Akinyi105Programme Specialist
Ayesha Asif115Programme Specialist
Igor Jukic120Web and Graphic Design Officer
Julianna Patricia Varga127Programme Officer

EMBO Young Investigator Programme and Installation Grants

Gerlind Wallon112Head
Lena Steshenko110Senior Programme Officer
Julianna Patricia Varga127Programme Officer
Ildiko Tropa211Programme Assistant

EMBO Policy Programme

Michele Garfinkel552Head
Sandra Bendiscioli119Senior Programme Officer
Vid Nukala563Senior Community Engagement Officer
Helen Sitar106Programme Officer

EMBO Global Activities and EMBO Global Investigators

Bettina Trueb104Head, Government Relations
Gerlind Wallon112Head, Scientific Activities
Betsi Flores132Programme Officer
Lena Steshenko110Senior Programme Officer
Ildiko TropaProgramme Assistant

EMBO Press

Bernd Pulverer501Head
Thomas Lemberger413Deputy Head
Annika Diederich310Editorial Assistant
Karin Dumstrei406Managing Editor
Joel Maupin301Marketing and Project Manager
Fiona Panayi403Editorial Administrator
Christopher Rickerby402Editorial Assistant
Erica Wilfong Boxheimer302Data Integrity Analyst

The EMBO Journal

Stefanie Boehm408Editor
Karin Dumstrei406Senior Editor
Ieva Gailite309Editor
Daniel Klimmeck407Senior Editor
William Teale205Editor

EMBO Reports

Bernd Pulverer501Chief Editor
Achim Breiling109Editor
Holger Breithaupt415Senior Editor
Martina Rembold305Senior Editor
Deniz Senyilmaz TiebeEditor

Molecular Systems Biology

Thomas Lemberger413Associate Editor
Jingyi Hou116Editor
Maria Polychronidou410Senior Editor

EMBO Molecular Medicine

Zeljko Durdevic401Editor
Jingyi HouEditor
Lise Roth412Senior Editor

Review Commons

Thomas Lemberger413Project Lead
Sara Monaco308Managing Editor

Open Science Implementation

Thomas Lemberger413Head
Thomas EidensWeb Developer
Hannah Sonntag405Scientific Coordinator, SourceData
Jorge Abreu VicenteMachine Learning Developer

Administration / Finance

Jonathan Kirsch126Head
Noemi Boros114Accounts Officer
Jia Luo130General Assistant
Gilda Motzny107Finance and Administration Officer

Information Support & Resources

Volker Wiersdorff118Head
Martin Kubik562IT Support Administrator
Stephen Pewter103Digital Communications Specialist and Web Developer
Alejandro Riera121Senior Web & Database Developer


Tilmann Kießling108Head
Astrid GallCommunications Officer and Writer
Jens Hedinger203Graphic Designer
Igor Jukic120Web and Graphic Design Officer
Stephen Pewter103Digital Communications Specialist and Web Developer

EMBO Solutions

Jonathan Kirsch126Managing Director
Aidan BuddTrainer
Martin Cairns125Administrator
Céline Carret411Trainer
Novella Guidi202Scientific Editor
Bernhard Huber113Advisor
Samuel Krahl400Head of Training
Thomas Lemberger413Authorised Representative - Scientific Publishing
Reilly LorenzEditorial Assistant