October 24, 2011

Botond Roska elected as member of EMBO

This week the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced the election of Botond Roska, senior group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, to its membership. He is one of 46 newly appointed "outstanding life scientists" in Europe and worldwide. "Election to EMBO membership is recognition of the commitment to research excellence and the exceptional achievements made by a life scientist" states EMBO in its media release.

Botond Roska is a renowned expert in neurobiology. He has contributed substantially to the better understanding of the visual processes. In addition, he has spearheaded a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, a rare disease of the retina. In his studies he uses an inter-disciplinary approach and combines physiological, molecular, viral and computational approaches to reveal the structure and function of retinal neuronal circuits.

EMBO elects leading scientists annually as EMBO Members based on proven excellence in research. With his election, Botond Roska figures among the top 1'500 life scientists of Europe, joining 10 other FMI scientists. EMBO Members provide scientific expertise to the fellowship and conference programs coordinated and funded by EMBO, and participate in projects that promote the public dissemination of scientific knowledge.

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