As EMBO announced on June 11, 2019, Prof. Susan Mango is now a newly elected member. Including Susan Mango a total of 27 scientists have been recognized for their achievements with an EMBO Membership since the foundation of the Biozentrum. This year, a total of 48 new EMBO Members residing in 17 countries were elected. Amongst the new members are 6 Swiss scientists. “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. The new EMBO members will be formally welcomed at the Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg between 29 and 31 October 2019.
New EMBO member Susan Mango
Susan Mango joined the Biozentrum in January 2019. Before, she was Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Mango is a renowned scientist in the field of developmental biology and has already received several prestigious research awards, such as the Merit Award of the National Institutes of Health in 2011 and a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Mango investigates one of the fundamental questions in biology, dealing with how complex organs develop from stem cells and which factors coordinate this process. She investigates the mechanisms of organ formation in an established model organism, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans with a particular focus on the earliest stages of organogenesis from the pluripotent stem cell to the first specific cells of the pharynx or foregut.
The European research network EMBO was founded in 1964 with the goal of furthering biological sciences in Europe. Each year, EMBO elects new members on the basis of their outstanding scientific achievements and supports the career of the researchers. Today, EMBO has more than 1800 members.