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Frederic Berger elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

It was announced today that Frederic Berger was elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation. Along with two other members from the VBC, 65 researchers were elected to EMBO membership this year. “Election to the EMBO Membership is recognition of research excellence, and I am pleased to welcome so many great scientists to our organisation,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin.

Fred's resaerch focuses on understanding how variant histones help to organize the genome, and how these variants have evolved in plants.  More information about Fred and his research can be found on our website.


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EMBO helps young scientists to advance their research, promote their international reputations and ensure their mobility. Courses, workshops, conferences and scientific journals disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science and research policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe. For more information:

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