May 19, 2015

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Names First Ombuds

Europe’s flagship, intergovernmental laboratory for the life sciences has appointed Martina Peskoller-Fuchs to open its first Ombuds Office. She will work with the staff of 80 independent molecular biology research groups in Germany, France, Italy, and England. According to a website for the new office, the EMBL Ombudsperson will follow the principles of independence, neutrality and impartiality, confidentiality, and informality. 

Prior to her appointment in April of this year, Peskoller-Fuchs spent a decade working as a lawyer and consultant for the International Criminal Court. She graduated from the University of Burgundy and earned a Master's degree in Law from the University of Innsbruck.  (EMBL Ombuds; LinkedIn.)

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