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10th June 2021

Professor Ervin Fodor elected a Member of EMBO

The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) has elected 64 life scientists to its membership, including Exeter College’s Fellow Ervin Fodor, Professor of Virology and Professorial Fellow in Experimental Pathology.

EMBO is an international organisation that honours distinguished scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences. The new EMBO Members and Associate Members join a community of more than 1,800 leading scientists.

Professor Fodor’s research interests are centred on viruses, particularly influenza viruses, which are important human and animal pathogens causing widespread clinical and veterinary disease. Working on new strategies to fight influenza, his lab recently focused its attention on ways to disrupt the spread of COVID-19.

On his election, Professor Fodor said: “I am thrilled to have been elected to EMBO; it is a great honour to have our work recognised in this way. It reflects on the hard work of the many wonderful graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and collaborators I have had the chance to work with over the years.”

EMBO Director, Maria Leptin, said: “I am delighted to welcome the new members into our organisation and look forward to working with them.

“An election to the EMBO Membership recognises outstanding achievements in the life sciences. The new members will provide expertise and guidance that will help EMBO to further strengthen its initiatives.”

For more information about EMBO and this year’s elected Members, visit the EMBO website.

Read more about Professor Fodor’s research here.

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