Mónica Dias EU Life co-chair
EU-LIFE is an alliance of 13 leading life science Institutes in Europe.
Mónica Bettencourt Dias, Director of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, has been appointed the new co-chair of EU-LIFE, as of 1 January 2020. René Medema, Director of Research of the Netherlands has been appointed the new chair.
EU-LIFE was set up in 2013 to unite forces working on excellence in the life sciences and to share best practices in management, recruitment and promotion of excellence. Another key mission of EU-LIFE is to influence the European research agenda with the motto: today’s discoveries are the foundation of tomorrow’s European prosperity and well-being. The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência is the representative of Portugal in the Alliance.
To Mónica Bettencourt-Dias “EU Life accelerates outstanding discovery-driven science and its connection with society in our Institutions by fostering the exchange of knowledge and good practices. Together, we want to empower the voice of our institutions within Europe, towards promoting outstanding science and innovation in the European space.”