News Release

EMBO elects 67 new members and associate members

Grant and Award Announcement


6 July 2022 – EMBO announces that 67 researchers have been elected to its membership. Through this lifelong honour, new EMBO Members and Associate Members are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the life sciences.

The newly elected members reside in 22 countries. The 58 new EMBO Members are based in 15 member states of the EMBC, the intergovernmental organization that funds the major EMBO Programmes and activities. The nine new EMBO Associate Members reside in seven countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, India, Singapore, and the US.

“The new EMBO Members and Associate Members are exceptional scientists, who carry out leading research across a variety of fields, ranging from cell biology and cancer to vaccine development and machine learning,” says EMBO Director Fiona Watt. “I am delighted to welcome them to EMBO, and I know that they will enrich the life of the organization immensely.”

Members provide guidance and support for EMBO activities, for example by evaluating funding applications, serving on EMBO Council and committees, or joining the editorial boards of EMBO Press journals. Through their involvement, members help to shape the direction of life sciences, foster the careers of young researchers, and strengthen the research communities in Europe and beyond.

New members are nominated and elected by the existing EMBO Membership. The annual process ensures a broad scope with the flexibility to expand into newly emerging fields in the life sciences.

EMBO will formally welcome the new members at the annual Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg between 26 and 28 October 2022.

An online directory listing all members, their affiliations, and subject areas is available here.


Selected statistics

  • 67 life scientists have been elected to the EMBO Membership, 58 EMBO Members and nine Associate Members.
  • The newly elected members reside in 22 countries.
  • 24 of the new members (36%) are women.


New EMBO Members 2022

Stein Aerts

Leuven, BE

Ivan Ahel

Oxford, UK

Sigal Ben-Yehuda

Jerusalem, IL

Guillaume Charras

London, UK

Menna R. Clatworthy

Cambridge, UK

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo

Paris, FR

David Drew

Stockholm, SE

Miki Ebisuya

Barcelona, ES

Johan Elf

Uppsala, SE

Ralf Erdmann

Bochum, DE

Sarah-Maria Fendt

Leuven, BE

Friedrich Frischknecht

Heidelberg, DE

Richard J. Gilbertson

Cambridge, UK

Florent Ginhoux

Villejuif, FR

Cornelius T. Gross

Monterotondo, IT

Claes M. Gustafsson

Gothenburg, SE

Ian R. Henderson

Cambridge, UK

Andrés Hidalgo

Madrid, ES

Adrian V.S. Hill

Oxford, UK

Gwyneth Ingram

Lyon, FR

Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek

Warsaw, PL

Beat Keller

Zurich, CH

Romain Koszul

Paris, FR

Benoit Ladoux

Paris, FR

Madeline A. Lancaster

Cambridge, UK

Edward A. Lemke

Mainz, DE

Prisca Liberali

Basel, CH

Marina Mapelli

Milan, IT

Francisco J.M. Mojica

Alicante, ES

Jens Nielsen

Copenhagen, DK

Raquel A. Oliveira

Oeiras, PT

Anne Osbourn

Norwich, UK

Francesco Pennacchio

Portici, IT

Stefan M. Pfister

Heidelberg, DE

Paola Picotti

Zurich, CH

Gaia Pigino

Milano, IT

Šárka Pospíšilová

Brno, CZ

Simona Radutoiu

Aarhus, DK

Julian C. Rayner

Cambridge, UK

Peter Rehling

Göttingen, DE

Carlos Ribeiro

Lisbon, PT

Frank Schnorrer

Marseille, FR

Yang Shi

Oxford, UK

Sara Sigismund

Milan, IT

María S. Soengas

Madrid, ES

Evi Soutoglou

Brighton, UK

Molly M. Stevens

London, UK

Magali Suzanne

Toulouse, FR

Marvin E. Tanenbaum

Utrecht, NL

Giuseppe Testa

Milan, IT

Fabian J. Theis

Neuherberg, DE

Barbara Treutlein

Basel, CH

Athanasios Typas

Heidelberg, DE

Michiel Vermeulen

Nijmegen, NL

Helen Walden

Glasgow, UK

Cisca Wijmenga

Groningen, NL

Ofer Yizhar

Rehovot, IL

Johannes Zuber

Vienna, AT


New EMBO Associate Members 2022

Nick Barker

Singapore, SG

J. Wade Harper

Boston, US

Le Kang

Beijing, CN

Nevan J. Krogan

San Francisco, US

Gabriel A. Rabinovich

Buenos Aires, AR

Jamie Rossjohn

Melbourne, AU

Rajan Sankaranarayanan

Hyderabad, IN

Igor Stagljar

Toronto, CA

Kenneth S. Zaret

Philadelphia, US


About EMBO

EMBO is an organization of more than 1,900 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

EMBO helps young scientists to advance their research, promote their international visibility and ensure their mobility. Courses, workshops, conferences, and scientific journals disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science and research policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe. For more information:

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