Extension of Membership Nomination Cycle

Extension of Membership Nomination Cycle



The new deadline

Academia Europaea’s Board of Trustees has decided to extend the deadline for nominations for membership to the Academia Europaea until midnight on 30th April 2020.

Conscious of the extreme pressures that scholars are now operating under, it is hoped that this extra time will allow for suitable candidates to be nominated.


How to make a nomination

For further information about how to nominate, please refer to the Academia Europaea website.



30th March 2020. For further information please contact Dana Kaiser at the Graz Information Centre.


Professor Ole Petersen to be awarded Academia Europaea’s Gold Medal

Professor Ole Petersen to be awarded Academia Europaea’s Gold Medal


The Academia Europaea has announced that Professor Ole Petersen MAE FRS will be presented with the Gold Medal of the Academia Europaea for his contribution to the development of European Science at AE’s annual conference in October.

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Working at the interface between academia and policy, by Barbara Prainsack MAE

Working at the interface between academia and policy, by Barbara Prainsack MAE


Professor Barbara Prainsack MAE shares her experiences of the vital relationship between academia and policy.


About Barbara Prainsack

Barbara Prainsack is a Professor for Comparative Policy Analysis at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and Professor of Sociology at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London. A political scientist, her expertise lies at the interface of policy and biomedicine and life science, and policy and forensics respectively. In 2017 Professor Prainsack was appointed by President Jean-Claude Juncker to be a Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, advising the European Commission. She was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2019.

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In Memoriam Sir Michael Berridge MAE FRS 1938 – 2020

In Memoriam Sir Michael Berridge MAE FRS 1938 – 2020


By Ole H Petersen1 CBE MAE FRS and Carl C H Petersen2 MAE

1School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK and 2Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland


Sir Michael Berridge, one of the giants in the fields of physiology and biochemistry, and one of the very early members of Academia Europaea (elected 1989), passed away on 12th February 2020.

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My research career in big data analysis by Yike Guo, Imperial College London

My research career in big data analysis by Yike Guo, Imperial College London


Professor Yike Guo MAE discusses the importance of big data analysis, the impact of his international education and his continued links with China.

About Yike Guo

Professor Yike Guo
Professor Yike Guo

Yike Guo is a Professor of Computing Science and founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), Fellow of British Computer Society and a Trustee of The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Professor Guo has published over 250 articles, papers and reports. He has contributed to projects which have been internationally recognised, including winning the “Most Innovative Data Intensive Application Award” at the Supercomputing 2002 conference for Discovery Net,  the Bio-IT World “Best Practices Award” for U-BIOPRED in 2014 and the “Best Open Source Software Award” from ACM SIGMM in 2017.

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AE Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

AE Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academia Europaea’s Translational Medicine project took a big step forward last week (23rd – 24th September 2019), when its Consensus Workshop on ‘Frontiers in Translational Medicine’ took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.


Some of the key participants in the Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23/24 September 2019: From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng (Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (Vice-President of Academia Europaea), Dr Joao Monterio (Editor-in-Chief of Nature Medicine) and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE (Deputy Chair of AE’s Clinical and Veterinary Science Section)
Some of the key participants in the Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23rd-24th September 2019. From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng (Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (Vice-President of Academia Europaea), Dr Joao Monterio (Editor-in-Chief of Nature Medicine) and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE (Deputy Chair of AE’s Clinical and Veterinary Science Section)

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Priorities for Plan S by Open Access Champion Johan Rooryck

Priorities for Plan S by Open Access Champion Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck shares his priorities for Plan S and his passion for Open Access publishing.


About Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck, Open Access Champion for cOAlition S
Johan Rooryck, Open Access Champion for cOAlition S

Johan Rooryck is a researcher, journal editor, and committed advocate of Open Access publishing. He is Professor of French Linguistics at Leiden University (Netherlands). He has over 20 years’ experience as an editor, first as the Executive Editor of Lingua (Elsevier) and since 2015 as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

He is President of the Quality Open Access Market (QOAM), founding member and President of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), founding member of Mathematics in Open Access (MathOA) and Psychology in Open Access (PsyOA), founding member and President of Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA), and Member of the Academia Europaea. 

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Progress at the Academia Europaea’s Tbilisi Hub, Georgia, by David Prangishvili

Progress at the Academia Europaea’s Tbilisi Hub, Georgia, by David Prangishvili

The Academia Europaea’s 5th Knowledge Hub launched in Tbilisi (Georgia) in April this year. In an interview with the Hub’s Academic Director and Professor at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, David Prangishvili, we find out about plans for the Hub and the reaction it has received so far. 


Professor David Prangishvili
Professor David Prangishvili

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Interview spotlight: Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

Interview spotlight: Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

This month we talk to Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Dr Mangala Srinivas. Dr Srinivas, of Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands,  discusses the impact of being awarded an ERC Starting Grant, her role as the Chair of the Young Academy of Europe and why the YAE became involved in the debate on Plan S.

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