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Ivan Dikic elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 2019. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of its new members for 2019. Amongst them is IBC2 director Ivan Dikic.

Since 1780, the Academy has regularly been electing new members to recognize their outstanding achievements in academia, the arts, business, philanthropy, and public affairs, in line with founders’ vision “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.” Academy members are world leaders and represent the most innovative thinkers in their fields. Amongst them are more than 250 Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners.

Goethe University President Birgitta Wolff congratulated the physician and biochemist: “I am proud that following Jürgen Habermas, a second scientist from Goethe University has now been accepted to the Academy's illustrious society."

“I am deeply honored to join this circle of distinguished personalities. My gratitude goes to all past and present members of my lab, my mentors, colleagues at Goethe University and to my family for their enduring support and friendship”, commented Ivan Dikic after he was informed about his election. Being passionate about science and education, he also took the opportunity to send a message to the next generation: “I wish to stress that science is an amazing profession where we can freely explore new ideas, enrich our creativity by curiosity, benefit society and have fun by sharing knowledge and working together with students and colleagues around the world.”

The new members will be inducted at a ceremony in October 2019 in Cambridge (USA).

Link to GU press release
Link to Academy announcement

Contact: Ivan Dikic, Institute of Biochemistry II (IBC2) and Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, dikic@biochem2.uni-frankfurt.de