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Professor Kathryn Lilley elected as member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

Congratulations to College Fellow, Professor Kathryn Lilley, on being elected as a lifetime member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

EMBO Membership honours distinguished scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences, including 88 Nobel Laureates. It is an international organisation of life scientists, which has more than 1800 members elected by peers. Professor Lilley is one of eight Cambridge researchers among the 63 scientists elected this year as Members and Associate Members.

"I feel extremely honoured to have been elected as a member of EMBO by my peers, which also recognises the efforts and achievements on my fabulous research group members and numerous collaborators both past and present. All of this would not have been possible without funding from the BBSRC, Wellcome Trust and the EU. I'm looking forward to being involved in organisation’s initiatives strengthening research across Europe and afar." Professor Kathryn Lilley

Professor Lilley is a Director of Studies at Jesus College, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, Department of Biochemistry based in the Milner Therapeutics Institute and a member of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Cell and Molecular Biology Programme. Her research aims to interrogate how the functional proteome correlates with complexity. To achieve this aim, her research laboratory is at the forefront of technology development and application which enables measurement of the dynamics of the proteome and transcriptome in a high throughput manner in space and time during cellular processes such as signalling, differentiation and response to drug treatment.

The new EMBO Members boast a large range of accomplishments, with candidates elected based on scientific excellence and pioneering research. “The new Members have contributed to the success of research in the life sciences in Europe and around the world,” said EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “As EMBO Members they can help to shape the future through EMBO’s work to support talented researchers, bring ideas together, and promote an international research environment conducive to excellent science.”