EMBO has played an important role throughout Sascha Martens’ scientific career: It has supported him with a postdoctoral long-term fellowship during his time at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge. Also, more recently, he has received a Young Investigator Award that has supplied him with additional resources and network opportunities to establish his lab at the Perutz.
“Being an elected EMBO member is a great honour for me and for my research. As a new member of this community, I am looking forward to helping promote and support the next generation of life scientists in Europe”, says Sascha Martens.
EMBO was founded in 1964 - with Max Perutz elected as the first Chairman and John Kendrew as Secretary General - with the goal to create a central European laboratory for life sciences and increase scientific interactions between researchers in Europe. Today the organization has more than 1.800 members elected by their peers; 88 Nobel Laureates have or have held EMBO Membership. Funded by its member states, the organisation supports research fellowships, courses, workshops, conferences, and science policy initiatives.
Read more about this year´s new EMBO members.
Read more about Sascha´s work at the Perutz