skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Ottoline Leyser elected to the Leopoldina, Germany's National Academy of Sciences

last modified Aug 15, 2014 10:25 AM

Professor Ottoline Leyser has been elected to the Leopoldina, Germany’s National Academy of Sciences. The Leopoldina is one of the world’s oldest scientific societies, founded in 1652. Leopoldina selects outstanding scientists to become members (over a quarter of whom are not German). Amongst its 7500 members since 1652, there are 170 Nobel laureates and individuals such as Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Max Planck. The Leopoldina seeks to provide scientific advice on important social topics, communicate this to policy makers and the public, and promote these topics globally. New members are proposed by Leopoldina members and are elected by its Presidium in a multi–stage selection process.  Further information is available here.

RSS Feed Latest news

HFSP funding to investigate cellular growth and stresses in plants

Apr 11, 2018

SLCU's Professor Henrik Jönsson is part of an international collaboration that has received funding from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) to develop the first integrated model in plants investigating the effects from cellular growth and stresses on nuclear shape and genetic activity.

Research shows first land plants were parasitised by microbes

Apr 03, 2018

Sainsbury Laboratory researchers have found that the relationship between plants and filamentous microbes not only dates back millions of years, but that modern plants have maintained this ancient mechanism to accommodate and respond to microbial invaders.

Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time

Mar 05, 2018

A rare mineral that holds enticing potential as a new material for industrial and medical applications has been discovered on alpine plants through a collaboration between Sainsbury Laboratory and Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Plants feel the heat

Feb 13, 2018

Sainsbury Laboratory scientists have solved a 79-year-old mystery by discovering how plants vary their response to heat stress depending on the time of day.

Fast-talking plants increase flower production within 24-hours of soil nutrient application

Jan 24, 2018

The molecular mechanisms enabling plants to quickly adapt their rate of flower production in response to changing nutrient levels in soil have been revealed by researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

View all news

SLCU Logo