Three LMB scientists, Anne Bertolotti, Ramanujan Hegde and KJ Patel have been named as newly elected members to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
EMBO elects new members annually on the basis of scientific excellence and outstanding research contributions. The newly elected members join 1500 of the best researchers from Europe and around the world.
Anne Bertolotti, a group leader in the Neurobiology Division, is interested in proteins that accumulate in age-related diseases. Her aim is to understand the deposition of disease-causing proteins and to discover strategies that can be used to prevent the deleterious accumulation of such proteins.
Ramanujan Hegde, a group leader in the Cell Biology Division, is researching membrane protein biosynthesis and quality control. This research seeks to understand how secreted and membrane proteins are assembled, how cells handle mistakes in these pathways, and the diseases that arise from their failure.
KJ Patel, is a group leader in the Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry Division. His research focuses on chromosome breakage and cancer predisposition. This work aims to understand the molecular basis of inherited genomic instability and the role it plays in the biology of stem cells.