Call for nominations for the Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize

Call for nominations for the Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize


The current edition of the Hypatia Prize will recognise a research career in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the call for nominations is open until 30th September 2021.

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The Prize recognises an outstanding researcher who has achieved a career of excellence at the highest international level and has made a significant contribution toward different fields of knowledge, as well as a positive impact on society.

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Academia Europaea’s Annual Members Conference, “Building Bridges” 2021

Academia Europaea’s Annual Members Conference, “Building Bridges” 2021


The Academia Europaea Barcelona Knowledge Hub invites Members to join AE’s Annual Conference. Registration is now open.

Hybrid event: 20th – 21st October 2021


Plenary Conference details

This year’s plenary conference, taking place on 20th -21st  October, is open to all AE Members. Delegates can either register to attend virtually via Zoom, or they can indicate their intention to attend the conference in person at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. Please note there are limited places in Barcelona.

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Call for nominations for the 2022 Erasmus Medal

Call for nominations for the 2022 Erasmus Medal




Academia Europaea is inviting nominations for the 2022 Erasmus Medal.



In 2022, the prestigious Medal will be awarded to a scholar working in a field belonging to AE’s Class C, Life Science, which includes the following disciplines:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Physiology and neuroscience
  • Organismic and evolutionary biology
  • Clinical and veterinary sciences

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International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) welcomes Ole Petersen to their Fellowship

International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) welcomes Ole Petersen to their Fellowship


Vice President of Academia Europaea and Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen, has been elected Fellow of IUPS and become an inaugural member of the IUPS Academy of Physiology.




The Fellowship has acknowledged Professor Petersen’s sustained contributions to scholarship in physiology and his distinguished career. Professor Petersen was one of the 30 elected Fellows to IUPS. In addition to Professor Petersen, seven of the inaugural Fellows are also Members of Academia Europaea:

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Marian Verhelst wins André Mischke YAE Prize 2021

Marian Verhelst wins André Mischke YAE Prize 2021


The Young Academy of Europe has announced that the André Mischke YAE Prize 2021 has been awarded to Professor Marian Verhelst





About Professor Marian Verhelst

Professor Verhelst is head of a research team at the MICAS laboratories (MICro-electronics And Sensors) at KU Leuven, Belgium. Her area of expertise includes microelectronics and chip design.

Professor Verhelst has been recognised for her international academic research, scientific outreach and policymaking. She will collect her award and deliver the André Mischke YAE Prize lecture at the joint annual AE /YAE meeting in Barcelona in October.

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Sir Roger Penrose awarded Academia Europaea’s Erasmus Medal for 2021

Sir Roger Penrose awarded Academia Europaea’s Erasmus Medal for 2021


Academia Europaea has awarded its Erasmus Medal to internationally renowned mathematician and physicist and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Oxford University, Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS MAE

About the Erasmus Medal

The Erasmus Medal is awarded to a scholar who has maintained, over a sustained period, the highest level of international scholarship. The medallist is invited to give the annual Erasmus Lecture during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of the Academia. Sir Roger will give his (virtual) Erasmus Lecture, sponsored by Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung, on Thursday 21st October, 2021. The laudation will be given by Astronomer Royal Professor Martin Rees, The Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FBA (Hon).

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Professor Dianne Edwards MAE wins Frances Hoggan Medal 2021

Professor Dianne Edwards MAE wins Frances Hoggan Medal 2021


The Learned Society of Wales has announced that Professor Dianne Edwards MAE, highly respected member of AE Cardiff’s Steering Group, has won the Frances Hoggan Medal 2021

On 19th May, the Learned Society of Wales announced six new medallists in recognition of outstanding research and scholarship in Wales. Among those listed, Professor Dianne Edwards CBE FRS MAE FLSW, Distinguished Research Professor in Palaeobotany at Cardiff University, has been awarded this year’s Frances Hoggan Medal which celebrates outstanding research by women in STEMM subjects. Professor Edwards has been awarded “for her research into plant species, including those that existed over 400m years ago.”

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Professor Donald Dingwell MAE elected to the Royal Society

Professor Donald Dingwell MAE elected to the Royal Society



The Royal Society has announced that Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor, Donald Dingwell, has been elected to their Fellowship

Professor Donald Dingwell, Research Professor and Chair, LMU, Munich

On 6th May, the Royal Society announced that that more than 60 exceptional scientists have been elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. Donald Dingwell OC FRS MAE, Research Professor and Chair at LMU, Munich, was among those recognised for their achievements.

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André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy 2021

André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy 2021


The Young Academy of Europe invites you to submit your nomination for this year’s André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy.

The prize is awarded annually to support and promote: science, evidence-based policymaking, science communication, and future generation scientists and scholars in Europe.

The deadline for submission has been extended until 15 April 2021. A detailed document describing the nomination procedure for the 2021 edition can be found here.



23rd February 2021. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk