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Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina starts a new virtual format together with its global partners: Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series: “Contact Tracing Apps: Promising Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19?”
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 · 11:00 to 12:15 GMT+2

COST special edition newsletter June 2020

COST actions and COVID-19 created an interdisciplinary network booklet, featuring a full list of the expertise offered and details on how to connect.

Arkadiusz Wojs

Professor Arkadiusz Wójs, Academic Director of the Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub and member of the Physics and engineering sciences section, was elected Rector of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.

Peter Day (1938-2020)

Professor Peter Day, member of the Chemical sciences section of the Academy, former Council member, Board member and for a long time the AE Honorary Treasurer passed away 19 May 2020.
Read the obituary by Michel Verdaguer and Graham Hutchings, Class chair of the Chemical sciences section.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin June 29

Academia Europaea would like to inform its members about the publication of the latest COVID-19 Bulletin of the Royal Society of Biology. The bulletin presents
interesting news about the COVID-19 research.
June 15, 2020.

COVID-19 Information

Academia Europaea provides links to information and research about the coronavirus.

Statement on Scientific Advice to European Policy Makers

Statement by The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors of the European Commission, The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, and Peter Piot - special advisor to the President Ursula von der Leyen on the response to COVID-19.
Press release

Endocytic Uptake of SARS-COV-2

Endocytic Uptake of SARS-COV-2: Roles of pH, Ca2+ and NAADP.
New article by Ole Petersen, Vice President of Academia Europaea.
The paper highlights how interdisciplinary research will help to understand how SARS-COV-2 affects the gastrointestinal system.

Sustainability Plan

Academia Europaea and its Cardiff Knowledge Hub have led the work on sustainability planning for the future strategic development of SAPEA.

Gilles Brassard

Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences to Prof. Gilles Brassard.

YAE Symposia on COVID-19

Call for speakers for the YAE Symposia on COVID-19.

Erik Swyngedouw

Prof. Swyngedouw awarded two Honorary Doctorates by Swedish and Danish universities.

Leon O. Chua

Leon O. Chua receives the 2020 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics.

AE Newsletter May 2020

Newsletter from the President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh.
May 2020.

Position Paper on Translational Medicine

Academia Europaea Position Paper on Translational Medicine published in leading open access journal.


André Mischke YAE Prize 2020 awarded to Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne in recognition of his internationally leading roles in academic research, management, and policymaking.

From Research to Public Health Policy

Professor Martin McKee talks about Public Health, his role at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and his latest research on the adverse effects of movement restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wider health effects of COVID-19 response

Martin McKee, member of the Behavioural Sciences section of Academia Europaea, has published a new article on the Wider health effects of COVID-19 response.

Milena Žic Fuchs

Professor Milena Žic Fuchs, member of the Linguistic Science section of Academia Europaea, was elected first Croatian member of the ERC Scientific Council.

International Federation for Information Processing

10 members of the Informatics section of Academia Europaea elevated to First Cohort of Fellows by IFIP, the International Federation of Information Processing.

Human Diversity in Context

Human Diversity in Context: publication drawn from the Academia Europaea Curien Fund supported conference in Triest in 2018.
Hard copy and online access available.

Neuroinfection and COVID-19

Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky, members of the Physiology and Neuroscience section of Academia Europaea, have published a commentary entitled ‘Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19’.

Examining the sustainability of food

Interview with Peter Jackson on the occassion of the publication of the new SAPEA evidence review on "A Sustainable Food System for the European Union.

A Sustainable Food System for the EU

SAPEA Evidence Review Report on “A Sustainable Food System for the EU” has been published today, Thursday 09th April 2020.

AE Virus emergency working arrangements

Operating modes of the London Headquarters, the regional Knowledge Hubs and the Graz Information Centre.
23 March 2020.

Gold Medal

The Gold Medal of Academia Europaea will be awarded to Professor Ole Petersen MAE FRS for his contribution to the development of European Science.

Assessing the Impact of Plan S

Read and download the report on the international symposium on the impact of Plan S on researchers, research-intensive institutions, societies and publishers.
The event was organised by the AE Cardiff Hub with KU Leuven Libraries.


Read papers from the 2017 Budapest Academia Europaea General Meeting published in European Review.
Volume 27 / Issue 1, February 2019

Crossing over to the Future Symposium Volume

Read the papers from the Academia Europaea Symposium "Crossing over to the Future: Interdiscplinarity in Research and Higher Education" published in European Review.


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