Two Centre members elected to EMBO

Congratulations to Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald and Dr John Marioni who have been elected as EMBO members in recognition of their outstanding life science research.

The two Centre members are among the 64 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

EMBO Membership honours distinguished scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences, including 88 Nobel Laureates.

The new EMBO Members and Associate Members join the international community of more than 1,800 leading life scientists.

Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald, Interim Director of the MRC Cancer Unit who co-leads our Early Detection Programme, said: “It is an honour to be elected a member of EMBO and to join this vibrant scientific community in Europe and beyond”.

Dr John Marioni is Head of Research at the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute and a Group Leader at the CRUK Cambridge Institute.

“It’s really rewarding to see computational work being recognised in this way,” said John.

“EMBO is a fantastic organisation and the work it does is providing many excellent researchers with the foundations they need to transition into a successful scientific career, so being part of that is extremely exciting."

“I am delighted to welcome the new members into our organization and look forward to working with them,” said EMBO Director Maria Leptin.

“An election to the EMBO Membership recognizes outstanding achievements in the life sciences. The new members will provide expertise and guidance that will help EMBO to further strengthen its initiatives.”

The 64 newly elected members reside in 21 countries and 26 of the new EMBO Members (41%) are women.

EMBO Members are actively involved in the organization.They serve on EMBO Council, Committees and Advisory Editorial Boards of EMBO Press journals, evaluate applications for EMBO funding, and mentor early-career scientists. Collectively, they can influence the direction of the life sciences in Europe and beyond.

The new EMBO Members will be formally welcomed at the annual EMBO Members’ Meeting between 27 and 29 October 2021.

8 Jun 2021