At the general meeting on June 1, 2018, Mark van de Wiel was elected as new president of BMS/ANed, succeeding Ernst Wit. He is eager to contribute to this active organization and promote the importancy of statistics in the life sciences. While endorsing the current meetings, he also wishes to further stimulate interaction with emerging, related disciplines, such as computational biology and data science.
While Ernst has officially stepped down as president, he will stay involved for a few months to ease the transition. Nonetheless, we express our sincere gratitude towards Ernst for his dedicated presidency and hope that he will stay active in our society! We wish him the best of luck in all his new endeavours.