Iain W. Mattaj - Curriculum vitae#


CV(info) (Source: www.leopoldina.org)

Director General of EMBL


Education and Academic Appointments
  • 2005 - present Director General, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
  • 1999 - 2005 Scientific Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
  • 1990 - 2005 Programme Coordinator, Gene Expression Programme (EMBL)
  • 1985 - 1990 Group Leader at EMBL
  • 1982 - 1985 Postdoctoral Research at the Biocenter, University of Basel with Dr. Eddy De Robertis
  • 1979 - 1982 Postdoctoral research at the Friedrich-Miescher-Institute, Basel, with Dr. Jean-Pierre Jost
  • 1978 - 1979 Postdoctoral research at the University of Leeds, Dept. of Genetics, England
  • 1974 - 1978 Postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, Dept. of Genetics, England with Dr. John Wooton
  • 1970 - 1974 Undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Honours
  • 1989 Elected member of EMBO
  • 1990 Awarded the FEBS Anniversary Prize
  • 1998 - 2001 President-Elect and President of the RNA Society
  • 1999 Elected member of Academia Europeae
  • 1999 Elected “Fellow of the Royal Society, FRS”
  • 2000 Elected “Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE”
  • 2001 Awarded the Caledonian Research Foundation/RSE prize lectureship
  • 2001 Awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
  • 2001 Awarded Honorary Membership of the Japanese Biochemical Society on presentation of the “President’s Symposium Plenary Lecture”
  • 2001 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2002 Appointed Trustee of the Darwin Trust, a charitable trust dedicated to supporting young scientists from developing countries
  • 2003 Appointed as a Curator of the Lautenschläger Research Prize
  • 2005 Elected member of the “Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina”
  • 2005 Delivered the “Severo Ochoa Commemorative Lecture” marking the centenary of Ochoa’s birth in Madrid
  • 2006 Appointed member of the Life Sciences Search Committee for the Körber Prize
  • 2006 Appointed member of the Search Committee for the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
  • 2006 Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Bio-Sciences of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Scientific Advisory Boards/Panels
  • 2000 - present Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen (Chair)
  • 2000 - present Wellcome Trust/MRC/University of Dundee, Institutes of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Chair)
  • 2000 - 2001 Managing Board of E-Biosci, the European electronic publishing initiative
  • 2000 - 2003 French Government “Genopole” Programme review committee
  • 2001 - present Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh
  • 2001 - present Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2001 - present Institute for Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2001 - 2004 EMBO Young Investigator Programme Selection Committee
  • 2002 - present Biogem Ariano Irpinio, Naples, Italy
  • 2003 - 2005 Cancer Research UK senior scientific promotions panel
  • 2005 - present Gene Center, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
  • 2005 – present Cancer Research UK London Research Institute
  • 2006 – present CIMERA Scientific Advisory Board, Fundación Caubet-CIMERA, Illes Balears, Spain
  • 2006 – present President of the Scientific Advisory Board of IGBMC, Illkirch, France
  • 2006 - 2009 Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Stiftung Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg”
  • 2006 – present Member of the Advisory Group for the EU DG Research Health Directorate
  • 2007 - present President of the European Life Sciences Forum (ELSF)
  • 2007 – present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board “Institut Curie”, France
  • 2007 – present Member of the Scientific Planning Committee UKCMRI Chair of the Advisory Board for the Wellcome Trust
  • 2008 – present Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression of Dundee
  • 2008 – present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the DKFZ – ZMBH Alliance
  • 2009 - 2010 Chair of the European Intergovernmental Scientific Research Organisations (EIROforum)

Editorial Positions
  • 1988 - 1992 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Seminars in Cell Biology"
  • 1991 - 2004 Executive Editor of EMBO Journal
  • 1993 - 1994 Founding member of the RNA Society and one of five members of the steering committee responsible for formalising proposals for the founding of the Society journal "RNA"
  • 1994 - present Editorial Board of "RNA"
  • 1996 - present Associate Editor of "Cell"
  • 1999 - present Editorial Board of “Current Biology”
  • 2000 - present Editorial Board of “EMBO reports”
  • 2005 - present Editorial Board of “EMBO Journal”
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