University of Dundee

Geoff Gadd and Tracy Palmer elected to European Academy of Microbiology

08 Dec 2015

Two Professors from the School of Life Sciences have been elected as members of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM). Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology and Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group are both now members of the EAM, a leadership group of European microbiologists that, in close association with the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), aims to amplify the impact of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe. 

Established in 2007 by FEMS executives EAM is a network of senior microbiologists within Europe with the shared objective of providing a source of advice for the Federation and a united advisory source for governmental and other bodies. 

Members of the Academy are elected through a highly selective, peer-reviewed process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

Professor Palmer said, “I’m surprised and delighted to be elected a member of the European Academy for Microbiology. I am looking forward to working with the Academy to raise the profile of microbiology across Europe.”

Professor Gadd said, "It's great for our reputation in Microbiology in Dundee that two Group Leaders from the School of Life Sciences have been elected to this Academy which aims to promote the importance of microbiology research in the European political and socio-economic arena."