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AcademiaNet researchers among new EMBO fellows

29. 6. 2017 | Eleven of our members have been elected to join the organisation.

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected 65 new members – among them are 26 women (40 percent), of which eleven are AcademiaNet members. This year's intake includes life scientists from 21 countries in Europe and beyond.

The AcademiaNet researchers among the newly elected fellows are:

  • Isabel Antunes Mendes Gordo, evolutionary biologist at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal

  • Anja Groth, biochemist at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark

  • Claudia Köhler, plant geneticist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala

  • Magda Konarska, molecular geneticist at Warsaw University in Poland

  • Susanne Mandrup, molecular biologist at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense

  • Marta Miaczynska, cell biologist at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland

  • Irene Miguel-Aliaga, cell biologist at Imperial College London

  • Tracy Palmer, molecular microbiologist at the University of Dundee in Scotland

  • Panayiota Poirazi, computational neuroscientist at the Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH) in Greece

  • Maya Schuldiner, molecular geneticist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel

  • Elly M. Tanaka, stem cell biologist at the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden in Germany

EMBO director and AcademiaNet member Maria Leptin commented: “Election to the EMBO Membership is recognition of research excellence, and I am pleased to welcome so many great scientists to our organisation. We received more nominations than ever before during this election cycle, which pays tribute to the strength and diversity of the European life sciences. Drawing on our new members’ expertise and insight will be invaluable in helping EMBO to deliver and strengthen its programmes and activities in the years to come.”

The new members will be formally welcomed to the organisation at the EMBO Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg 18-20 October 2017. They will actively be involved in the day-to-day work of EMBO, such as the evaluation of funding applications or by serving on EMBO boards or committees.

  (© AcademiaNet / EMBO)

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