7 July 2020 – “The new Members have contributed to the success of research in the life sciences in Europe and around the world,” said EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “As EMBO Members they can help to shape the future through EMBO’s work to support talented researchers, bring ideas together, and promote an international research environment conducive to excellent science.”
EMBO Members actively participate in EMBO initiatives, for example by serving on EMBO Council and committees, by mentoring young scientists, or supporting activities such as the promotion of sound science policy. Members also guide and support the organisation in ensuring the highest quality in the selection of future members, postdoctoral fellows, and courses and workshops.
The 52 new EMBO Members reside in 18 Member States of the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO’s intergovernmental funding body. The 11 new Associate Members are currently based in Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. The new Members carry out research across a broad range of life science disciplines, including neuroscience, plant biology, cell biology, signal transduction, development, molecular medicine, immunology, and many more.
EMBO’s tradition of recognising outstanding life scientists as Members dates back to 1963, when an initial group of 150 Members were selected by EMBO’s Council. Since then, EMBO Members have been invited to nominate and elect exceptional researchers to join the community, which now exceeds 1,800 Members and Associate Members. Elections for EMBO Members are held annually. The new EMBO Members join a growing list of renowned researchers elected before them, which includes 88 Nobel laureates.
An online directory listing all EMBO Members, their affiliations and areas of expertise is available at people.embo.org.
- 63 researchers have been elected to the EMBO Membership – 52 Members and 11 Associate Members
- Newly elected Members are based in 25 different countries
- 44% of new Members are women
New EMBO Members 2020
EMBO Associate Members 2020
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, IN
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, US
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, CA
Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, CL
University of Tokyo, JP
RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Saitama, JP
University of California, Davis, US
Kyoto University, JP
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US
|Peter M. Visscher
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, SG