Bellinzona, January 28, 2022 – Marcus Thelen has been nominated by the LS2 section Molecular and Cellular Biosciences for a LS2 Honorary membership and selected by an internal committee of different board section members and junior LS2 members for his contributions to LS2 and his outstanding scientific career and achievements.
Marcus Thelen has served the board of the Swiss Society for Biochemistry (SSB), Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (SSMCB) and the MCB section of LS2, notably also as president for many years. Marcus Thelen was one of the initiator and driver for the merger of SSB & ZMG (Swiss Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics (ZMG)) to SSMCB, and then the merger with the umbrella organization USGEB (Union Schweizerischer Gesell-schaften für experimentelle Biologie) to establish the current LS2. Marcus Thelen is an outstanding, world leading scientist and pioneer in the area of chemokines and atypical chemokine receptors. Marcus Thelen is well appreciated by many students and principal investigators as mentor.