HEIDELBERG, 29 November 2013 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Michele Garfinkel, Manager of the Science Policy Programme at EMBO, to its 2013 class of fellows. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honour bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers and acknowledges contributions that help to advance science or its applications.
"Michele has been recognized by AAAS for her work looking at the societal impact of molecular biology, synthetic biology and human genomics and her contributions to the betterment of society," commented Maria Leptin, Director of EMBO. "This is a great personal achievement and reflects the standing of her science policy work in the international scientific community."
This year AAAS has awarded 388 members the honour of fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be presented with their award at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago on February 15.
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