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28 October 2009

EMBO welcomes 66 leading life scientists as members

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has announced the election of 66 leading life scientists to its membership, 6 of them from the Biochemical Society.

Simon Boulton (Cancer Research UK), Ron Hay (University of Dundee), Ben Luisi (University of Cambridge), Richard Marais (Institute of Cancer Research), Jim Naismith (University of St Andrews) and Seamus Martin (Trinity College, Dublin) are all members of the Society and join other EMBO members elected annually on the basis of scientific excellence.

“The election once again puts a spotlight on the most outstanding representatives of the current generation of life scientists. We look forward to the fresh impulses this exceptional group will bring to our organization,” said EMBO Director Hermann Bujard. EMBO Members provide their scientific expertise to the various programmes coordinated by EMBO. They provide scientific input to the organization, participate in committees, may nominate new members, mentor young scientists and initiate new activities.

The new members for 2009 are:

Frédéric Allain (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Gil Ast (Tel Aviv University)
Francis Barr (University of Liverpool)
Yann Barrandon (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Pasteur Institute)
Facundo Batista (Cancer Research UK)
Simon Boulton (Cancer Research UK)
Søren Brunak (Technical University of Denmark)
Julia Promisel Cooper (Cancer Research UK)
Patrick Cramer (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Geneviève de Saint Basile (Institut Fédératif de Recherche Necker-Enfants Malades)
Liam Dolan (University of Oxford)
Richard Durbin (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
Martin Embley (Newcastle University)
Tariq Enver (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Fisher (University College London)
Jonathan Flint (University of Oxford)
Margaret Frame (The University of Edinburgh)
Marcos González-Gaitán (University of Geneva)
Iain Hagan (University of Manchester)
Nicholas P. Harberd (University of Oxford)
Bassem Hassan (Catholic University of Leuven)
Ronald Hay (University of Dundee)
Liisa Holm (University of Helsinki)
Brigitte Kieffer (Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Thomas Lecuit (Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles)
Ben Luisi (University of Cambridge)
Vivek Malhotra (Centre for Genomic Regulation)
Richard Marais (Institute of Cancer Research)
Oscar Marín (Institute of Neuroscience)
Seamus Martin (Trinity College)
Jane Mellor (University of Oxford)
Axel Meyer (University of Konstanz)
Victor Muñoz (Centre of Biological Research)
Andrea Musacchio (European Institute of Oncology)
James H. Naismith (University of St Andrews)
Anne O’Garra (MRC National Institute for Medical Research)
Stephen O’Rahilly (University of Cambridge)
Roger Patient (University of Oxford)
David Porteous (The University of Edinburgh)
Catherine Rabouille (University Medical Center)
Minoo Rassoulzadegan (Univeristy of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Jean-Marc Reichhart (Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology)
William Schafer (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
Dirk Schübeler (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research)
Stephen Smerdon (MRC National Institute for Medical Research)
Christopher Smith (University of Cambridge)
Anne Spang (University of Basel)
Ernst H. K. Stelzer (European Molecular Biology Laboratory)
Michael Stratton (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
Nektarios Tavernarakis (Foundation for Research & Technology)
Dan S. Tawfik (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Didier Trono (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Laura van ‘t Veer (The Netherlands Cancer Institute)
Gisou Van der Goot (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Pierre Vanderhaeghen (Free University of Brussels)
Dietmar Vestweber (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine)
Andrew Waters (University of Glasgow)
Robert J. White (The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research)
Marat Yusupov (Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology)

new associate members

Bruce Beutler (The Scripps Research Institute)
Uta Francke (Stanford University)
Fred Gage (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
Keiichi Namba (Osaka University)
Andreas Strasser (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)
Masatoshi Takeichi (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology)

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