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Academic’s research recognised by international science community

Paul Martin, Professor of Cell Biology in the Schools of Biochemistry and Physiology & Pharmacology

Paul Martin, Professor of Cell Biology in the Schools of Biochemistry and Physiology & Pharmacology

Press release issued: 11 May 2012

A leading cell biologist from the University of Bristol has been recognised for research excellence by EMBO — one of Europe’s most prestigious life sciences organisations.

A leading cell biologist from the University of Bristol has been recognised for research excellence by EMBO — one of Europe’s most prestigious life sciences organisations.

Paul Martin, Professor of Cell Biology in the University’s Schools of Biochemistry and Physiology & Pharmacology, has been elected as a life member of the organisation for his research into wound healing.

EMBO membership comprises almost 1,550 scientists from across the world.  New members, elected annually, represent a broad cross-section of the life sciences and provide scientific input such as acting on advisory editorial boards, serving on selection committees for EMBO Programmes and providing general advice to the European scientific community.

Maria Leptin, EMBO Director, said: “Our members are the basis for the excellent international reputation of EMBO and its increasingly global orientation. We welcome this group of exceptional scientists and look forward to their fresh input and ideas.”

Professor Martin added: “It is a great honour to have been elected as a member of EMBO, and to help shape the direction of life sciences in Europe and beyond.”

Professor Martin has also just received a Senior Investigator award for £1,410,000 from the Wellcome Trust for a five-year project that will study the links between inflammation and fibrosis/scarring.