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Scientific Excellence

AICR researchers recognised for their scientific excellence.

Fifty five life scientists were elected as new members of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation). 

EMBO is an organisation of leading life scientists. They enable the best science by supporting talented researchers, stimulating scientific exchange and advancing policies for a world-class European research environment.

Each year, new members are elected on the basis of scientific excellence and represent a wide range of life science disciplines. This year’s new members come from 17 different countries. Among them are three AICR-funded scientists, Raúl Méndez (IRB-Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain), Laura Machesky (Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Scotland), and Axel Behrens (London Research Institute, England), the latter two have also previously served on AICR’s scientific advisory committee (SAC). In addition, two former SAC members and previous AICR grantholders, Manuela Baccarini (University of Vienna, Austria) and Jos Jonkers (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands), are also among the newly elected EMBO members. AICR is therefore funding and working with some of Europe’s top scientists.

Our SAC meets twice a year to decide which new cancer research projects AICR will fund. It is made up of international cancer research experts who give their time voluntarily, to help us decide which applications are of highest quality. The fact that several of our previous SAC members and scientists have been chosen based on their contributions to life science research only highlights the calibre of scientists that AICR work with and help fund.

"AICR is a funding agency without borders. It funds the best scientific research no matter where in the world it is undertaken."

Wayne Phillips highlight

Professor Wayne Phillips, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne


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