Dr. Messing Elected to Historic Scientific Society

Joachim Messing, University Professor and Director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been elected to the prestigious German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, one of the oldest scientific associations in the world. Membership in the academy is among the highest honors accorded for scientific accomplishment.

“You may consider your election as a special recognition of your scientific accomplishments and stature, and we would like to congratulate you wholeheartedly on this honor,” Academy President Volker ter Meulen wrote to Messing in a letter, translated from German. He has been recognized for his work on genomics, which could help alleviate many medical and agricultural problems.