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New EMBO Members from CDN


We are delighted to announce that Professor Corinne Houart and Professor Beatriz Rico have been elected as new EMBO Members.

Professor Houart, Deputy Director of the CDN and Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, leads a research team exploring the cellular, molecular and morphogenetic mechanisms building the vertebrate forebrain. Of her Membership, Prof Houart said:

The EMBO is a transformative force in maintaining research excellence and international exchanges across Europe. I am delighted to join its membership, looking forward to support its activities and participate in shaping European research.

Professor Rico is Professor of Developmental Neurobiology and leads the Brain Disease Research Programme in the Centre. Her lab’s aim is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development and maturation of neural networks in health and disease. Prof Rico said of her Membership:

It is an honour to be elected as an EMBO Member. I am thrilled to be part of this community that pursues, supports and contributes to research excellence across Europe.

EMBO is an organisation of more than 1,800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of EMBO 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 Members are very active in the organisation and oversight of activities. 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. Members are nominated and elected annually by existing EMBO Membership and election is a true reflection of scientific excellence.

I am delighted to welcome the new members into our organisation and look forward to working with them” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “An election to the EMBO Membership recognises outstanding achievements in the life sciences. The new members will provide expertise and guidance that will help EMBO to further strengthen its initiatives.