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The prestigious Academia Europeae has elected our Institute Director as member

After a rigorous peer review process, the board of trustees of Academia Europeae, the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters, has elected our Epigenetics expert Prof. Robert Schneider and the Stem Cell expert Prof. Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Director of the Institute for Epigenetics and Stem Cells, as members. This is a recognition of their standing in the field of cell and developmental biology.

The new Academia Europeae members © Helmholtz Zentrum München

Founded in 1988, the Pan-European, non-governmental academy ‘Academia Europea’ fosters the European research excellence in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences for the benefit and education of the public all around the globe. 

Currently, the Academia Europeae has more than 4,500 members including 72 Nobel Prize winners. The exclusive membership is upon invitation only after peer group nomination and election based on the research excellence and acknowledgement of the nominees in their research achievements and long-standing contributions beyond their field.

This year, the academy has invited two recognised researchers of the Helmholtz Zentrum München into their circle. Following the appointment of Prof. Magdalena Götz (2006), Prof. Erica von Mutius (2016) and Prof. Matthias Tschöp (2016), Prof. Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, and Prof. Robert Schneider join now this prestigious scientific society. The membership is an honorable recognition of their scientific contributions in our understanding of life, primarily at the cellular and developmental biology.

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