Elisa Martí is a Research Professor at IBMB-CSIC. She has a long standing interest in Developmental Neurobiology, with the particular aim of understanding the formation of the Spinal Cord. 64 life scientists have been elected to its membership in total this year. Among the four Spanish researcher chosen in this edition, she is the only female.
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), an organization created in 1964 with the aim of promoting biological research of excellence in Europe, today announced the names of the 64 scientists who will join the more than 1800 members of the organization. Dr. Elisa Martí joins the IBMB researchers who are members of EMBO, Ferrán Azorín, Miquel Coll, Jordi Casanova and Núria Verdaguer.
“I feel truly honoured, and I am thrilled that my research team could benefit from the international research environment provided by EMBO,” Dra Martí points out.
The 64 newly elected members reside in 21 countries: 55 new EMBO Members reside in member states of the EMBC, the intergovernmental organization that funds the major EMBO Programmes and activities. Nine new EMBO Associate Members reside in Argentina, Australia, India, Japan, and the USA. 26 of the new EMBO Members (41%) are women.
EMBO Members are actively involved in the organization. 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.
The EMBO Membership is a lifelong honour, New members are nominated and elected by the existing EMBO Membership; it is not possible to apply to become a member. One election is held each year. The new EMBO Members will be formally welcomed at the annual EMBO Members’ Meeting between 27 and 29 October 2021.
A directory of all EMBO Members, their affiliations and subject areas is available online: