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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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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Briefing Series: new paper published on Research Integrity

Briefing Series: new paper published on Research Integrity



The second paper in our Briefing Series, ‘Research integrity: how can we support and protect early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct?’ is available now

This briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Research Integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct’ webinar, held on 22nd March 2021.

At the webinar, our panel of experts explored what happens when an early-career researcher observes a more senior colleague apparently engaging in possible malpractice and what processes are in place to address potential problems and protect those involved. The backdrop to the discussion was a paper by four of the panellists, outlining one possible mechanism for investigating reported cases of possible misconduct.

This event was a partnership between the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub, the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), SAPEA and the European Group on Ethics (EGE).

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Webinar on research integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct

Webinar on research integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct


On 22nd March, the AE Cardiff Hub hosted an international webinar on the issue of scientific misconduct and support of early-career researchers in reporting such cases.  A joint event with the Young Academy of Europe, SAPEA and the European Group on Ethics (EGE), it attracted an audience of almost 200 from 33 countries.

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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

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

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



At the virtual 2020 annual general meeting, YAE members elected Dr Gemma Modinos as the new Chair of the Board


On becoming Chair of the YAE Board she said:

It was a great honour for me to be elected Chair of the Young Academy of Europe, an organisation that I am passionate about. I am grateful to the previous Chairs for the opportunity to learn from them during my first two years on the Board. As young scholars prepare for the complex post-COVID world, my vision is to lead the YAE and to use its trans-disciplinary strengths and excellence to solve challenges we face in Europe. As a grassroots initiative, I truly believe in the YAE’s power to bring about change, as a platform for young scholars to build support, to explore and debate new ideas, and to have a clear voice in European science policy. I am looking forward to working alongside my colleagues in the YAE community to further enhance the YAE’s role and influence. I am also very excited about strengthening our partnership with Academia Europaea and the wonderful opportunities that this will bring for both organisations, as well as for the wider European research community.”

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The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

Plan S requires publications funded by public grants to be published in Open Access journals or platforms from 2021. An international symposium, organised by the AE Cardiff Hub with KU Leuven Libraries, assesses the impact of Plan S on researchers, research-intensive institutions, societies and publishers.

Dr Matthew DiFranco during the open discussions

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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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