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Award to Katalin Kariko

Professor Katalin Kariko, member of the Biochemistry and Molecular biology section of Academia Europaea, receives the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

Marja Makarow

Professor Marja Makarow appointed to the Board of the new European Innovation Council.


A new publication by Michael Wiescher, member of the Physics and Engineering Sciences section.

Fighting Over the Bible

A publication by Isaac Kalimi, member of the Philosophy, theology and religious studies section.
The book explores the conflicts between mainstream Jews and their internal and external opponents, especially between particular Jewish groups such as Pharisees, Sadducees, Qumranites, Samaritans, Rabbanites and Karaites, as well as with Christians and Muslims regarding their interpretations of Jewish Scripture.

A life in science

Read an interview with Professor Ole Petersen, winner of Academia Europaea’s Gold Medal 2021 and the Cardiff Knowledge Hub’s Academic Director.

Miguel Servet Award for Research Excellence

Professor Susana Onega, Professor Emeritus from the University of Zaranoza and a member of the Literary and Theatrical Section of Academia Europaea granted the Miguel Servet Award for Research Excellence.


SCIENTIFIC GRAND PRIZE 2021 - Call for nominations.
Deadline for the reception of the dossiers: January 14, 2022.

Nomination cycle 2021-2022

Academia Europaea members are invited to submit nominations for membership.
The nomination cycle 2021/2022 will close on 31 December 2021.


Deadline for the nomination: 31st March 2022 (midnight GMT).

Gold Medal 2021

Professor Ole Petersen has received the Gold Medal for his contribution to the development of European science at Academia Europaea’s Annual Conference.

Interview with Sir Roger Penrose

Read the special interview with Sir Roger Penrose, Nobel laureate and this year’s winner of Academia Europaea’s Erasmus Medal conducted by the Cardiff Knowledge Hub.
Professor Penrose delivered the Heinz-Nixdorf Erasmus lecture which was streamed at the 32nd Annual conference of AE members in Barcelona.

Maria Paradiso

Professor Maria Paradiso appointed in the Governing Board of the International
Science Council.

Katalin Karikó announced NIHF Inductee

Prof. Katalin Karikó of Pensylvania University and a member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology section of the Academy is among the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) 2022 class of Inductees for her invention of Modified mRNA Technology Used in COVID-19 Vaccines.

My time as President of Academia Europaea

Professor Sierd Cloetingh reflects on his time as President of Academia Europaea.

COVID-19 Information

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


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