CeMM Scientific Director Giulio Superti-Furga was recently elected member of the Academia Europaea – the Academy of Europe. The election followed a recommendation of the Academic Sections and a peer review by the Nominations Committee of the academy.
The Academia Europaea is a registered not-for-profit charity founded in 1988 as an international, nongovernmental association of eminent, individual scientists and scholars from across the continent of Europe who are experts and leaders in their own subject areas as recognized by their peers. Currently 3000 academy members span the full range of academic disciplines comprising the humanities, social, physical and life sciences as well as mathematics, engineering and medicine.
The appointment represents an honor recognizing Prof. Superti-Furga’s international scholarship and major achievements, including the elucidation of basic regulatory mechanisms of tyrosine kinases in human cancers, the discovery of fundamental organization principles of the proteome of higher organisms and the development of integrated approaches to understand the mechanism of action of drugs at the molecular level. CeMM congratulates him on this distinguished achievement.