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Dr Serena Nik-Zainal elected as EMBO Member -July 2020

last modified Jul 07, 2020 02:09 PM

Many congratulations to Dr Serena Nik-Zainal for being elected as an EMBO member! EMBO has bestowed upon 63 leading scientists, 8 of whom are from Cambridge, the lifetime honour of EMBO Membership in recognition of their remarkable achievements in the life sciences, it was announced on the 7th of July.


Serena thus joins an august group of scientists from around the world who contribute not only to promoting excellence in science but also to shaping global science policy and promoting scientific mentoring.  She says: “It’s a great honour to become a member of EMBO, opening up opportunities for exploring new interactions with colleagues through Europe and around the world.”


52 new Members and 11 Associate Members, residing in 25 countries, have been newly elected and join the community of the EMBO Membership. The new Members boast a large range of accomplishments, with candidates elected based on scientific excellence and pioneering research. “The new Members have contributed to the success of research in the life sciences in Europe and around the world,” said EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “As EMBO Members they can help to shape the future through EMBO’s work to support talented researchers, bring ideas together, and promote an international research environment conducive to excellent science.”


Eight Cambridge researchers - six from the University of Cambridge and two from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - are among the 63 scientists. The group also includes our Hutch alumni Professor Anna Philpott, currently the Head of the School of Biological Sciences.  Many Congratulations to Anna too from all of us!