May 24, 2016 - EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) has announced yesterday the election to EMBO Membership of the IFOM scientists Dana Branzei and Simona Polo for their excellent contribution to scientific research in the field of molecular biology, along with other 48 scientists who conduct their research in 13 European countries. Only three scientists from those nominated by EMBO in 2016 are operating in Italy.
The European Molecular Biology Organization is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1964 with the aim of promoting research and scientific cooperation in the field of molecular biology. New members are elected annually on the basis of their scientific excellence. With this announcement, Dana Branzei Director of the IFOM Unit DNA Repair and Simona Polo, Director of the IFOM Unit Ubiquitin and signal transduction oined the 1700 Scientist selected by the EMBO in the international scientific community, including 103 operating in Italy.
Eight of these scientists conduct their research at IFOM: Francesco Blasi, Dana Branzei, Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, Elisabetta Dejana, Pier Paolo Di Fiore, Marco Foiani, Giorgio Scita and Simona Polo, besides Tomas Lindahl, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2015 and President of IFOM Scientific Advisory Board.