DZNE Researcher Elected to the European Science Organization EMBO

Bonn/Heidelberg, May 21st, 2013. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected biochemist Frank Bradke of the DZNE as one of its new members. According to the EMBO, 52 scientists joined the organization as new members this year along with Prof. Bradke. Members of the EMBO are considered the world’s most renowned molecular biologists.

“We are very glad that the EMBO has chosen Frank Bradke. He is an outstanding scientist,” comments Prof. Pierluigi Nicotera, Scientific Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the DZNE.

EMBO is an organization that has been promoting excellence in the disciplines of Life Sciences since 1964. Its key objectives include the provision of support to outstanding researchers in all phases of their careers, the fostering of scientific exchange and the development of a European research environment that allows scientists to attain excellent achievements. 

“I am excited to join the EMBO as a member,” Frank Bradke says. “Since its establishment, the EMBO has made significant contributions to Life Sciences in Europe and has moved these disciplines forward. For me, it is a very special honor to be a part of this community.”

Frank Bradke studied at the Free University of Berlin and the University College London. While working on his dissertation, he conducted research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg. In 2000, during his post doctorate phase he joined the University of California in San Francisco and the University of Stanford. Subsequently, he worked as an independent group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology. In 2009, Frank Bradke habilitated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He has been a full professor at the University of Bonn and senior group leader of the “Axonal Growth and Regeneration” unit at the DZNE site in Bonn since 2011.

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