EMBO has just announced its newly elected members, including EACR President Caroline Dive, Board member Yardena Samuels and EACR members Jean-Christophe Marine and Serena Nik-Zainal. They are among the 63 leading scientists who have been given the lifetime honour of EMBO Membership in recognition of their remarkable achievements in the life sciences.
“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 is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. 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.