The total number includes 56 EMBO Members residing in 19 Member States of the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) and nine EMBO Associate Members currently working in the USA and Japan.
“Election to the EMBO Membership is recognition of research excellence, and I am pleased to welcome so many great scientists to our organisation,” said EMBO Director Maria Leptin.
She continued: “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.”
EMBO Members are actively involved in the execution of the organisation’s initiatives by evaluating applications for EMBO funding and by serving on EMBO Council, Committees and Editorial Boards.
New EMBO Members and Associate Members will be formally welcomed at the EMBO Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg 18-20 October 2017.
An online directory with all existing and new EMBO Members is available at people.embo.org.
Selected statistics about this year’s intake
- 40% women
- Average age of newly elected members: 50.8 years
- Newly elected members reside in 21 countries
Source (PR - EMBO, 16 June 2017), more information and new EMBO members 2017: