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Elected members 2020

Election and registration of new members 2020.

Peter Trudgill

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

Call for European leadership in health research

MEPs & Stakeholders join forces to call for European leadership in health research and for coordination of health research efforts across Europe.
Academia Europaea endorses the letter.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin July 13

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.
July 13, 2020.


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

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.

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.

Richard Catlow

Professor Richard Catlow, of Cardiff University and University College London and member of the Chemical sciences section has been awarded the prize for his contribution to physical chemistry.

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.

Arkadiusz Wojs

Professor Arkadiusz Wójs, Academic Director of the Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub and member of the Physics and engineering sciences section, was elected Rector of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.

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.

COVID-19 Information

Academia Europaea provides links to information and research about the coronavirus.

Statement on Scientific Advice to European Policy Makers

Statement by The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors of the European Commission, The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, and Peter Piot - special advisor to the President Ursula von der Leyen on the response to COVID-19.
Press release

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.

Sustainability Plan

Academia Europaea and its Cardiff Knowledge Hub have led the work on sustainability planning for the future strategic development of SAPEA.

Gilles Brassard

Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences to Prof. Gilles Brassard.

YAE Symposia on COVID-19

Call for speakers for the YAE Symposia on COVID-19.

Erik Swyngedouw

Prof. Swyngedouw awarded two Honorary Doctorates by Swedish and Danish universities.

Leon O. Chua

Leon O. Chua receives the 2020 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics.

AE Newsletter May 2020

Newsletter from the President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh.
May 2020.

Position Paper on Translational Medicine

Academia Europaea Position Paper on Translational Medicine published in leading open access journal.


André Mischke YAE Prize 2020 awarded to Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne in recognition of his internationally leading roles in academic research, management, and policymaking.

From Research to Public Health Policy

Professor Martin McKee talks about Public Health, his role at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and his latest research on the adverse effects of movement restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wider health effects of COVID-19 response

Martin McKee, member of the Behavioural Sciences section of Academia Europaea, has published a new article on the Wider health effects of COVID-19 response.

Milena Žic Fuchs

Professor Milena Žic Fuchs, member of the Linguistic Science section of Academia Europaea, was elected first Croatian member of the ERC Scientific Council.

International Federation for Information Processing

10 members of the Informatics section of Academia Europaea elevated to First Cohort of Fellows by IFIP, the International Federation of Information Processing.

Human Diversity in Context

Human Diversity in Context: publication drawn from the Academia Europaea Curien Fund supported conference in Triest in 2018.
Hard copy and online access available.

Neuroinfection and COVID-19

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

Examining the sustainability of food

Interview with Peter Jackson on the occassion of the publication of the new SAPEA evidence review on "A Sustainable Food System for the European Union.

A Sustainable Food System for the EU

SAPEA Evidence Review Report on “A Sustainable Food System for the EU” has been published today, Thursday 09th April 2020.

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