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Cantley elected to EMBO

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dr. CantleyDr. Cantley Meyer director Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious European life sciences academy EMBO.

Dr. Cantley was among 58 scientists from around the world announced as members. Fifty of the scientists reside in Europe and neighbouring countries; eight associate members were elected from China, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

The latest scientists to join EMBO come from 19 different countries and include 18 female scientists recognized for their contributions to life science research. The EMBO Membership currently comprises more than 1,700 life scientists.

"EMBO members influence the future direction of science and help to strengthen research communities by encouraging interactions between countries," EMBO Director Maria Leptin remarked. "We welcome these exceptional scientists to EMBO and look forward to their input."

EMBO Members serve on selection committees for EMBO programmes, mentor young scientists, and provide suggestions and feedback on the activities of EMBO.

New EMBO members and associate members are invited to present their research at the EMBO Members' Meeting from 28-30 October 2015 in Heidelberg.