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    Professor Marta Miączyńska Appointed Vice-Chair of EMBO Council

    Professor Marta Miączyńska, head of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Council. EMBO, an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in life sciences, is governed by a 15-member council elected for three-year terms. The recent election saw Professor Maria Rescigno of the University of Humanitas in Milan appointed as the new chair until 2026.

    An Accomplished Career

    Prof. Miączyńska, a molecular biologist, directs the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw and has been a member of EMBO since 2017. She joined the council in 2021. Her educational background includes studies at the University of Wolverhampton and Jagiellonian University, with a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg and the Max Planck Institute in Dresden.

    Since taking the helm of MIBMiK six years ago, Prof. Miączyńska has served on the National Science Centre Council and co-chairs EU-LIFE, a network of leading life sciences research institutes in Europe. Her involvement with various grant agencies, including the European Research Council, highlights her influential role in the scientific community.

    EMBO’s Mission

    EMBO supports over 2,000 distinguished researchers, including 17 from Poland. Its mission is to nurture talent across all career stages, facilitate scientific information exchange, and foster an environment conducive to top-tier research. EMBO Installation Grants, awarded since 2006, aim to enhance internationalization and academic mobility within European institutions. This year, three Polish scientists were among the recipients.

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