SciLifeLab Researchers Elected to EMBO Membership

SciLifeLab researchers Tuuli Lappalainen and Mats Nilsson, and Oliver Billker who is involved in the SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science, have been elected to EMBO membership.

To celebrate research excellence and outstanding achievements in the life sciences, 120 scientists from Europe and beyond have been elected to EMBO membership. The new members have been recognized for accomplishments that span the entire spectrum of life science research, including e.g. advancing understanding of infectious disease spread, ocean nutrient cycles, cellular signaling networks, plant survival in desert environments, and the links between brain biology and emotions.

“The new EMBO Members and Associate Members have made immense contributions to fundamental life science research, and in many cases, their work has paved the way for innovations that have improved lives and livelihoods around the world”, said EMBO Director Fiona Watt.

Mats Nilsson (Stockholm University) remarked, “I am very honored to be elected as an EMBO member. The EMBO members represent a diverse group of great scientists within the wide field of molecular biology. I hope to make a positive contribution with expertise in spatial omics methods development and organ-level molecular cell biology studies.”

Tuuli Lappalainen (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) shared her perspective: “My background is perhaps a bit different from the molecular biology focus of many members of EMBO, as I come from human genetics and computational genomics. However, I believe that the greatest discoveries in biology come from collaborations where people tackle the same questions from different perspectives and with different toolkits. The network that EMBO provides is a fantastic way to advance these kinds of interactions.”

Oliver Billker (Umeå University), leading the research area ‘Data-driven Epidemiology and Biology of Infection’ at the SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), also commented on the honor of his election. “With its broad spectrum of courses, awards and publications, EMBO is a pillar of Europe’s life science community. I look forward to working with my colleagues in supporting the activities of this wonderful organization.”

More information:

EMBO press release: Outstanding scientists elected to EMBO Membership


Last updated: 2024-07-09

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