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Uta Frith elected member of EMBO

CFIN/MINDLab affiliated researcher and world renowned expert in autism and dyslexia, Professor Uta Frith has been elected new member of The European Molecular Biology Organization - EMBO.

2014.05.14 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

EMBO announced on May 7th 2014 that 106 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. One hundred of the scientists reside in Europe and neighbouring countries; six Associate Members were elected from China, Japan and the United States. The EMBO Membership currently comprises more than 1600 life scientists.

The most recent scientists to join the EMBO membership come from 17 different countries and include 21 female scientists.

EMBO has decided to strategically expand the scope of its membership on the occasion of its 50th anniversary to honour the progress that has been made in the fields of neuroscience and ecology & evolution. The 106 new members for 2014 include 50 scientists who have made exceptional contributions to these research areas – among these Professor Uta Frith.

EMBO Members make invaluable contributions to the organization by providing suggestions and feedback on the activities of EMBO. They serve on selection committees for EMBO programmes and mentor young scientists. Their input has helped to promote excellence in life sciences since 1964.

Read more about the new EMBO members

Read more about Professor Uta Frith