Researcher from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown elected EMBO member
Among this year’s new members, there is just one scientist working in Portugal – and he is at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.
Eduardo Moreno, from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), in Lisbon, is one of the 53 scientists to have been elected this year permanent members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), this institution announced today (Monday, May 14th). He is the only new permanent member working in Portugal.
According to its website, EMBO has more than 1,800 members, all of them top-ranking scientists, and its goal is to promote excellence in the Life Sciences. Through their participation in EMBO’s activities, the selected scientists contribute to shape the orientations of life-science research in Europe.
Moreno is Spanish (he was born in Madrid in 1970), and he is the principal investigator of the Cellular Fitness Lab at the CCU. With his team, he studies the way an organism’s cells compete with each other for survival. In the last 20 years, he has made important contributions to this field.
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