Daniel Gerlich, Group Leader at IMBA, was elected to Academia Europaea on July 25. Gerlich joins the Academy’s Cell and Developmental Biology Section, which has 226 members including 12 Nobel prize winners. Gerlich will attend the Annual Conference of Academia Europaea in October, where he will meet the new members of the Life Sciences Section of the Academy.
About Daniel Gerlich
Gerlich established his first independent group as Assistant Professor at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich in 2005 and then joined IMBA as a Senior Research Group Leader in 2012. He was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2011 and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2021. Gerlich’s research group studies how human chromosomes dynamically reorganize during the cell cycle. Current projects focus on the spatial organization and biophysical properties of chromosomes, and their interactions with cytoskeleton and membranes.
About Academia Europaea
Academia Europaea is a pan-European non-governmental academy focused on the global advancement of excellence in scholarship and public education. Its members are leading experts in their fields. The Academy, founded in 1988, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018. Current membership stands at around 4500, including 72 Nobel laureates.