Lord Robert May MAE 1936–2020

Lord Robert May MAE 1936–2020




Former UK Chief Scientist, past President of the Royal Society and Member of Academia Europaea, Lord Robert May, has died, aged 84



Lord May was Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government from 1995 to 2000 and Head of the Office of Science and Technology. He was the President of the Royal Society from 2000 to 2005. An Australian scientist, his fields of scholarship included animal population dynamics, biodiversity and theoretical ecology.

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Understanding asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Professor Peter Barnes MAE

Understanding asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Professor Peter Barnes MAE


Peter Barnes tells us about his career highlights and the effect of COVID-19 on his research.

About Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes is Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He has worked as a respiratory scientist for over 40 years and was Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College from 1987 to 2017. He has been the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 30 years (h-index = 185) and recently ranked as 4th most highly cited researcher in the world across all areas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.  He was elected a Member of Academia Europaea in 2012.

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Making decisions at times of uncertainty, by Nils-Eric Sahlin MAE

Making decisions at times of uncertainty, by Nils-Eric Sahlin MAE



Nils-Eric Sahlin MAE tells us about his research on decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, and his contribution to the recent evidence review on ‘Making Sense of Science for Policy’, coordinated by Academia Europaea.

About Nils-Eric Sahlin MAE

Nils-Eric Sahlin
Photo courtesy of Mikael Risedal

Professor Nils-Eric Sahlin MAE is the former Chair of the Swedish Research Council’s Expert Group on Ethics and a current member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE).  He was a member of the SAPEA international working group that produced the Evidence Review Report, Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty (SAPEA, 2019), which was coordinated by Academia Europaea.





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Neuroinfection and COVID-19: by MAEs Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky

Neuroinfection and COVID-19: by MAEs Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky



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

The article considers whether coronavirus may enter the central nervous system of humans and infect neural cells, and the possible neurological and psychiatric impacts of neuroinflammation.

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American Physiological Society new journal ‘Function’ goes live

American Physiological Society new journal ‘Function’ goes live



The American Physiological Society has launched it’s exciting new journal Function.

This new publication has been developed to provide a new home for authors welcoming a fresh, multidisciplinary option for publishing their most important physiology research

Remarkably, twelve members of the Academia Europaea (MAEs) are on Function’s editorial board.

AE Cardiff Hub Director and Vice President of Academia Europaea Professor Ole Petersen is the Editor-in-Chief.

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Éva Kondorosi MAE joins the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Éva Kondorosi MAE joins the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors


Board Member of Academia Europaea, Éva Kondorosi, has been appointed to the European Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Éva Kondorosi at Academia Europaea’s 30th Anniversary Event, The Royal Society

About Éva Kondorosi

Éva Kondorosi, a plant biologist from Hungary, is a Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina and the French Academy of Agriculture. Professor Kondorosi was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2010 and is an active and valued member of the Academy, serving on its Board of Trustees.

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Examining the sustainability of our food systems: By Peter Jackson MAE

Examining the sustainability of our food systems: By Peter Jackson MAE


Professor Peter Jackson MAE tells us why he became involved in the study of food, and his role in the publication of a major evidence review on sustainable food systems

About Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. He is the Co-Director of the University’s Institute for Sustainable Food. His research focuses on commodity culture and the geography of consumption with a particular interest in food.

Professor Jackson is a member of DEFRA‘s Social Science Expert Group (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and previously chaired the Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee. He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017 and the Academia Europaea in 2019.

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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.