Each member is represented in EU-LIFE by its Director or Scientific Director. The Board of Directors (BoD) is the highest decision-making body of the alliance. The BoD elects two of its members to serve as a Chair and a Co-chair for a period of two years. Currently, Rene Medema from The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) is acting as Chair and Mónica Bettencourt Dias from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) as Co-Chair.


René Medema
Director of Research, Netherlands Cancer Institute


Monica Bettencourt-Dias, IGC, Co-chair
Simon Cook, Babraham Institute
Anders Lund, BRIC
Pavel Tomančák, CEITEC
Giulio Superti-Fuga, CeMM
Luis Serrano, CRG
Alain Puisieux, Institut Curie
Mark Daly, FiMM
Dirk Schübeler, FMI
Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, IEO
Marta Miączyńska, IIMCB
Thomas Sommer, MDC
Jo Bury, VIB
Iannis Talianidis, IMBB FORTH

Honorary directors

Geneviève Almouzni, Honorary Scientific director, Institut Curie
Susan Gasser, Emeritus director, FMI


Marta Agostinho, EU-LIFE Coordinator