Congratulations to Professor Sadaf Farooqi who today joins a group of more than 1800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world as a member of EMBO.
48 new EMBO Members, residing in 17 Member States of the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO’s intergovernmental funding body, were announced today. 8 new EMBO Associate Members are researchers currently working in Argentina, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the USA.
Ever since the very first EMBO Council, chaired by Max Perutz, was tasked with selecting and inviting the initial Members in 1963, new members are nominated and elected by the existing membership. This year, participation in the election process was especially high, with 65% of the eligible existing EMBO Members taking part.
EMBO Members actively participate in the execution of the organization’s initiatives by serving on Council, committees and editorial boards, by evaluating applications for EMBO funding, by mentoring young scientists and by providing suggestions and feedback on activities.
“EMBO Members are excellent scientists who conduct research at the forefront of all life science disciplines, ranging from computational models or analyses of single molecules and cellular mechanics to the study of higher-order systems in development, cognitive neuroscience and evolution,” says Director Maria Leptin.
EMBO will formally welcome its new Members and Associate Members at the annual Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg between 29 and 31 October 2019.
An online directory listing all Members, their affiliations and areas of expertise is available at people.embo.org.