Hans Schöler new member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
Distinction for life sciences
Professor Dr. Hans R. Schöler, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and head of the department Cell and Developmental Biology, was elected as a new member in the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
EMBO announced this on May 23, 2016. Election to EMBO membership is a great recognition of scientific excellence and the outstanding achievements by a life scientist. Hans Schöler feels honored about this distinction: „It is great to interact via the EMBO with such an amazing group of scientists. For me the EMBO represents another level of how science in general, and European science in particular, can be strengthened and further developed.“
Hans Schöler headed a research group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg from 1991 until 1999. The EMBL institutes are highly respected as Europe’s flagship institutes for life sciences.
EMBO is an alliance of the best life scientists in Europe. EMBO members foster excellence in molecular biology in various manners: they are member of committees, mentor young outstanding scientists and initiate new activities for EMBO. Hans Schöler now joins the other Max Planck Institute’s directors Dietmar Vestweber and Ralf Adams to receive this respectable recognition.