The European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO stands for Europe-wide cutting-edge research in the life sciences. Together with 50 outstanding scientists, Petra Schwille, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB), and Wolfgang Zachariae, MPIB Research Group Leader, were elected new EMBO members. Every year, the altogether 1,600 EMBO members select excellent scientists for this honor. EMBO supports young talented researchers in their career and systematically stimulates national and international scientific exchange. With the admission of Petra Schwille, all eight Directors of the MPI of Biochemistry are now EMBO members.