Carmen Birchmeier is new member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina welcomed new members in the field of Life Sciences. In recognition of her scientific achievements, Prof. Dr. Carmen Birchmeier was among those honored this year, thus becoming the recipient of one of the highest academic honors awarded by an institution in Germany.

Carmen Birchmeier is a geneticist, researching the function of genes in embryonic development. Her work also focuses on the mechanisms of organ maintenance and development. Her aim is to discover which gene mutations contribute to nervous system abnormalities, skeletal muscle disfunction and heart disease. Additionally, she investigates the role of genes in cancer.

Since its foundation in 1652, the Leopoldina has been dedicated to the advancement of free and independent science for the benefit of humankind. With a base of about 1,500 members, the Leopoldina unites the forces of outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.

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