Thomas Silhavy Elected to EMBO
- Posted on October 08, 2008
Congratulations to Tom Silhavy, Professor of Molecular Biology, for his election to membership in the European Molecular Biology Organization. Membership is a life-long honor. Leading scientists are nominated and elected annually to become EMBO Members, recognizing their proven excellence in research. Members number more than 1300 today with a further 80 associate members worldwide. Forty-five scientists from the EMBO Membership have received the Nobel Prize. Both individually and as a group, EMBO Members have significant opportunities to directly influence the direction of European life sciences.
More than an illustrious academy, at least half of the EMBO Membership is involved in guiding the execution of the many EMBO initiatives offered to life scientists. EMBO Members actively participate in the EMBO Council, Committees and Advisory Editorial Boards.
Every year, new members are welcomed at The EMBO Meeting where they present highlights of their research.The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), founded in 1969, is an inter-governmental organization comprising 27 Member States, including most of the European Union and some of the neighboring countries.
The EMBC provides, through its General Programme, a framework for European co-operation in the field of molecular biology and closely-related research areas. The General Programme focuses primarily on the provision of training, teaching and research scholarships and on the establishment of programs for courses,workshops and study meetings.