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Interview with Gemma Modinos

Interview with Gemma Modinos, new Chair of the Young Academy of Europe.

Gemma Modinos

Gemma Modinos appointed Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Board.

Sir John Meurig Thomas (1932 - 2020)

Sir John Meurig Thomas, member of the Chemical science section of Academia Europaea passed away 13 November 2020.

Marja Makarow new President of the AE

Academia Europaea elects Professor Marja Makarow as the next President.
Prof. Makarow takes up the role in October 2021.


SCIENTIFIC GRAND PRIZE 2021 - Call for nominations.
Deadline for the reception of the dossiers: January 11, 2021.

Nicole Grobert

Nicole Grobert, member of Chemical sciences section of Academia Europaea, has been elected Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.


Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and postponement of the 2020 Barcelona conference to October 2021, the deadline for the nomination has been extended to 31 October, 2020.

Covid-19 Pandemic and Sustainable Development

Call for Papers for the JEEM-Edinburgh-Shanghai Climate and Development (Hybrid) Conference: Covid-19 Pandemic and Sustainable Development.
Submission deadline: 10 November 2020.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin October 26

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.
26 October 202.

China and Europe on the New Silk Road

Connecting Universities Across Eurasia. A new publication by Marijk van der Wende, member of the Human Mind and its Complexity section, William C. Kirby, Nian Cai Liu and Simon Marginson.
Webinar on the occassion of the book launch. 5 November 2020
2–4 PM (CET).

The Politics of Maps

Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine.
A new publication by Christine Leuenberger and Izhak Schnell, member of the Human Mobility, Governance, Environment and Space section.

Presidential election

Members of Academia Europaea are called upon to take part in the presidential elections 2020.
The voting period ends 12 October 2020.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 awarded with one half to Sir Roger Penrose, member of the Academia Europaea Mathematics section and the other half to Reinhard Genzel, member of the Earth and Cosmic Sciences section (jointly with Andrea Ghez).

Christopher Smith

Prof. Christopher Smith appointed Executive Chair of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin September 28

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.
September 28, 2020.

Call for nominations

Beijerinck Prizes for Virology 2021
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) invites researchers and scientific institutions to consider candidates for the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize. This Prize goes to an internationally recognized virologist from any part of the world with groundbreaking contributions to virology.
Members of Academia Europaea are also eligible to nominate candidates.
Deadline for nominations: 1 November 2020.

Balzan Prize 2020

Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon awarded the 2020 Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges: Materials Science for Renewable Energy.

2021 Breakthrough Prize

Professor Sir Martin Hairer is the single winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

2020 Balzan Prizewinners

The President of the International Balzan Foundation "Prize" Alberto Quadrio-Curzio and the Chairman of the Balzan General Prize Committee Luciano Maiani will announce via live streaming the names of the 2020 Balzan Prizewinners.

Psychiatric face of COVID-19

A review by Luca Steardo Jr, Luca Steardo MAE and Alex Verkhratsky MAE highlighting the importance of appropriate management of psychiatric aspects of COVID-19.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin August 24

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.
August 24, 2020.

Peter Trudgill

Professor Peter Trudgill awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Murcia University.


Academia Europaea Barcelona Knowledge Hub presents several short documentaries on different examples of symbiotic relationships existing in nature, presented in a visually striking format.

Trusting Politicians Trusting Experts

There is a high level of trust in scientists and a low level of trust in politicians. How is working together likely to impact on levels of trust in scientists and politicians and the relationship between scientists and politicians?
Article by Baroness Onora O’Neill, member of the Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies section of Academia Europaea.

YAE COVID-19 Impact Survey

Take part in the Young Academy of Europe’s COVID-19 Impact Survey. The purpose of the survey is to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the research and careers of young researchers.

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.

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.

Mission Covid-19

Read the new COVID-19 position paper by EASSH (European Allience for Social Sciences and Humanities.

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.

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