University of Queensland professor joins EMBO

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Professor Jennifer Stow, of the University of Queensland (UQ) Institute for Molecular Bioscience, is the only Australian to join the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), to promote and improve life sciences research.

According to UQ, Stow’s work in investigating cells and finding cellular and molecular solutions has had a broad impact in medicine, biological, and technological areas.

“It’s very rewarding to be acknowledged internationally for my contributions to cell biology, and to join EMBO in the quest to advance life sciences research,” Stow said.

“This position will provide Australia with more ties with science in Europe, offering new opportunities for scientific collaboration and technology development.”

EMBO will welcome its new members and associates at the annual Member’s Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany from 29 to 31 October 2019.

Stow will serve on EMBO council, committees, and editorial board, evaluate applications for funding, and mentor young scientists.

Maria Leptin, EMBO director, says in addition to professor Stow, the new EMBO associate members are researchers working in Argentina, Japan, Singapore, and the United States.

“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,” Leptin said.