Pierre-Francois Lenne elected as EMBO member

Pierre-Francois Lenne elected as EMBO member


Congratulations to Pierre-François Lenne, CNRS research director and group leader at the Institute for Developmental Biology of Marseille-Luminy (IBDM), who was elected member of EMBO. His current research focuses on cell dynamics and mechanics in the context of tissue morphogenesis.

Pierre-François is also FBI Marseille Node representative and scientific manager of the FBI Picsl imaging facility at the IBDM.

EMBO announced the list of newest elected members on July 7th, 2020.

EMBO’s tradition of recognising outstanding life scientists as Members dates back to 1963, when an initial group of 150 Members were selected by EMBO’s Council. Since then, EMBO Members have been invited to nominate and elect exceptional researchers to join the community, which now exceeds 1,800 Members and Associate Members. Elections for EMBO Members are held annually. The new EMBO Members join a growing list of renowned researchers elected before them, which includes 88 Nobel laureates.

“The new Members have contributed to the success of research in the life sciences in Europe and around the world,” said EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “As EMBO Members they can help to shape the future through EMBO’s work to support talented researchers, bring ideas together, and promote an international research environment conducive to excellent science.”

EMBO Members actively participate in EMBO initiatives, for example by serving on EMBO Council and committees, by mentoring young scientists, or supporting activities such as the promotion of sound science policy. Members also guide and support the organisation in ensuring the highest quality in the selection of future members, postdoctoral fellows, and courses and workshops.

Source: EMBO press release

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