4 July 2023 – 69 scientists have been newly elected as Members and Associate Members of EMBO, an organization of leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond.
This year’s awardees have been recognised for contributions spanning the spectrum of life science research, including work that has demystified the immune system, advanced understanding of our senses, and facilitated innovative approaches to vaccine development.
Fiona Watt, EMBO Director said: “These remarkable scientists have unravelled molecular secrets of life, deepened our understanding of health and disease, and are paving the way for further discoveries and innovations. Their achievements reinforce the critical role that life science research plays in the lives of citizens across Europe and the world.”
This year sees 60 members and nine associate members elected to the EMBO Membership, of which 35 are women (51%) and 34 are men (49%).
The newly elected members and associate members reside in more than 20 countries. The 60 new EMBO Members are based in 17 Member States of the EMBC, the intergovernmental organization that funds the main EMBO Programmes and activities.
The new members and associate members join a community of more than 2,000 leading life science experts. They take their place alongside 91 Nobel laureates who have been elected to EMBO Membership.
Members provide guidance and support for EMBO activities, for example by evaluating funding applications and serving on EMBO Council and Committees.
New members are nominated and elected by the existing EMBO Membership. EMBO will formally welcome the new members at the annual Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany, between 25-27 October 2023. An online directory listing all EMBO Members and Associate Members, their affiliations, and subject areas is available here.
- 69 distinguished life scientists have been elected to the EMBO Membership, comprising of 60 EMBO Members and nine EMBO Associate Members.
- The newly elected members and associate members represent more than 20 countries.
- A majority of the new EMBO Members and Associate Members are women, with 35 women (51%) and 34 men (49%) elected in 2023.
The full list of the newly elected Members and Associate Members of EMBO is, in alphabetical order:
New EMBO Members 2023
New EMBO Associate Members 2023
|Kathryn S.E. Cheah
|Hong Kong, HKSAR
|Diego de Mendoza
|Sean J. Morrison
|Erin K. O'Shea
|Beijing and Shenzhen, CN