EMBO has awarded 63 leading scientists the lifetime honour of EMBO Membership in recognition of their achievements in the life sciences. Assoc. Prof. Sara Wickström is one of the new elected EMBO members. The new members are elected based on scientific excellence and pioneering research. ´I am very honoured to become a member as it reflects appreciation from peers and colleagues, and is a testament for the hard work from all past and current members of the lab´, says Sara Wickström. She also emphasizes her engagement in the young scientific community: ´ I would like to use the membership to promote career development of young scientists and hope to work within EMBO committees for postdoctoral fellowships or young investigators to do this´.
Sara Wickström is a previous Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne. Currently she spends most of her time in her laboratory at the University of Helsinki but continues to conduct research part time in Cologne.