Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo elected as new EMBO member

Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo elected as new EMBO member

ICREA researcher Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo is one of the 65 outstanding life scientists in the list published today by EMBO of new memberships. New EMBO members join today a list of more of 1700 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.



Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo is an ICREA research professor at Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC–UPF) and Principal Investigator of the Multicell Genome Lab. His group focuses on how animal multicellularity emerged from our common unicellular ancestor.

New EMBO Members and Associate Members will be formally welcomed at the EMBO Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg between 18 and 20 October 2017.

EMBO is an organization created in 1964 of more than 1700 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

In words of EMBO Director, Maria Leptin:  “Election to the EMBO Membership is recognition of research excellence, and I am pleased to welcome so many great scientists to our organisation”.
And she continues: “We received more nominations than ever before during this election cycle, which pays tribute to the strength and diversity of the European life sciences. Drawing on our new members’ expertise and insight will be invaluable in helping EMBO to deliver and strengthen its programmes and activities in the years to come.”

EMBO Members are actively involved in the execution of the organisation’s initiatives by evaluating applications for EMBO funding and by serving on EMBO Council and Committees.

EMBO press release





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