The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has recently welcomed 69 distinguished life scientists as new Members and Associate Members, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the life sciences. Among the esteemed group of researchers is Professor Özlem Keskin from Koç University who joins the EMBO community as an elected Member.

Professor Keskin’s research is primarily focused on computational biology and structural bioinformatics, delving into the physical principles of protein-protein interactions and the modeling of structural interactome and microbiome. Her expertise also encompasses the extraction of biologically relevant information from vast databases, predicting hot spots and hot regions in protein interfaces, and investigating protein dynamics to comprehend molecular mechanisms of protein function.

The newly elected Members and Associate Members, representing over 20 countries, have made significant strides in various areas of life science research. EMBO’s commitment to fostering gender diversity is evident, with 51% of the new Members being women, including Professor Keskin, who contributes to a balanced and inclusive scientific community.

EMBO’s extensive community now comprises more than 2,000 leading life science experts, who play pivotal roles in guiding and supporting EMBO activities. Professor Keskin and her fellow newly elected Members will be formally welcomed at the annual Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany, between 25-27 October 2023.