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, Mónica Bettencourt Dias from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is acting as Chair and Giulio Superti-Fuga from the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences as Co-Chair.


Mónica Bettencourt-Dias, IGC



Giulio Superti-Furga, CeMM, Co-chair
Simon Cook, Babraham Institute
Anders Lund, BRIC
Pavel Tomančák, CEITEC
Luis Serrano, CRG
Samuli Ripatti, FiMM
Dirk Schübeler, FMI
Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, IEO
Marta Miączyńska, IIMCB
John Vontas, IMBB-FORTH
Alain Puisieux, Institut Curie
Maike Sander, MDC
René Medema, NKI
Christine Durinx, VIB


EU-LIFE Executive Director

Marta Agostinho


Emeritus directors

Geneviève Almouzni, Former Director of Institut Curie
Jo Bury, Former Director of VIB
Mark Daly, Former Director of FiMM
Susan Gasser, Former Director of FMI
Thomas Sommer, Former Director of MDC