The Alumni Association board was delighted by the number of candidates who stood for election and the number of members who voted in September. Election results were announced at a meeting in Rome on 2 November, bringing the board to 16 members. The board would like to thank past members who have stood down for their contributions.

Matthias Hentze has replaced Iain Mattaj in representing EMBL at the board meetings, and Mehrnoosh Rayner will take over the coordination of alumni activities from Sarah Sherwood.

The newly elected members are Oddmund Bakke (University of Oslo), Freddy Frischknecht (University of Heidelberg), Bernard Hoflack (Technical University of Dresden), Tony Hyman (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden), Claudia Koch-Brandt (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz), Richard Morris (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK), Giovanni Paolella (University of Molise-CEINGE Napoli, Naples) and Niovi Santama (University of Cyprus, Cyprus). Names of existing and past members can be viewed here.