07 May Albert Heck newly elected EMBO member
Albert J.R. Heck, Professor Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics at the Science Faculty of Utrecht University, has been elected EMBO member. In total 106 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected in this special year for EMBO on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The EMBO Membership currently comprises of more than 1600 life scientists.
“For the 50th anniversary of EMBO we are extremely pleased to welcome significantly more researchers to our membership than in previous years,” EMBO Director Maria Leptin said. “In the past decades, many of the concepts, techniques and insights of molecular biology have been applied to fundamental questions in other disciplines of the life sciences. Molecular explanations are now emerging for the origins and functions of complex systems like the brain and the living world around us. We wanted to reflect more of these exciting developments in our membership.”
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.
The other newly elected members from the Netherlands are:
- Ineke Braakman – Utrecht University
- Thijn Brummelkamp – Netherlands Cancer Institute
- Mike Jetten – Radboud University Nijmegen
- Rene Ketting – IMB Mainz, Germany