Professor Luis M. Rubio Herrero, researcher at the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) is appointed member of the Academia Europaea


Professor Luis Rubio, leading researcher of the Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation group at the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) has been elected member of the Academia Europaea.

The Academia Europaea was founded in 1988, on the initiative of the UK's Royal Society and other National Academies in Europe. It is the only Academy with individual membership from the Council of Europe states and from other nations across the world.

The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.

This appointment means an important scientific recognition of Professor Rubio's career, by joining this Academy, which currently has 5,000 members, eminent and individual scientists and academics, who cover the full range of academic disciplines, among them 80 Nobel prize laurates.