Claire Wyart elected as EMBO member

Sciences Published June 19 2019
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EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organization has announced today 56 scientists elected as new member. Claire Wyart, Inserm director of research and team leader at the Institut du Cerveau – ICM is one of them. 


On June 11, 2019, EMBO announced that 56 life scientists have been elected to become member, thereby joining a group of more than 1800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. Claire Wyart, leader of the “Sensory Spinal Signaling ”team at Institut du Cerveau – ICM-Brain and Spinal Cord Institute, is one of the newly elected members.


« The election to become an EMBO member is a true honor for me, as I deeply respect the community of EMBO members for their accomplishment throughout the field of biology and for their continuous efforts to improve the way we do science and biology. I come from the field of biophysics and currently investigate how the nervous system interacts with multiple other organs (the immune system, bones and muscles) to find symmetry during development and build the host defense.  With this constant interdisciplinarity in my career path, becoming a full EMBO member provides a fantastic opportunity to reach out many experts in the diverse fields of molecular biology. This election is also an opportunity to stand for the values I want to promote in science and connect with the challenges that biodiversity and the human species are encountering on our planet. » Claire Wyart



EMBO is an organization relying on leading researchers to promote excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. 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 research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.


EMBO Members actively participate in the execution of the organization’s initiatives by serving on Council, committees and editorial boards, by evaluating applications for EMBO funding, by mentoring young scientists and by providing suggestions and feedback on activities.


“EMBO Members are excellent scientists who conduct research at the forefront of all life science disciplines, ranging from computational models or analyses of single molecules and cellular mechanics to the study of higher-order systems in development, cognitive neuroscience and evolution,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin.



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