Mehmet Toner Elected as member of National Academy of Medicine

The Science Academy, Turkey  member Prof. Mehmet Toner has been elected to the rank of member by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Prof. Dr. Toner is a member of many national and international professional committees, and serves on the editorial board of many scientific journals including Cryobiology, Cryo-Letters, Cell Preservation Technology, Annual Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, and Nanomedicine.

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Ayse Erzan Awarded 2020 APS Andrei Sakharov Award

Founding member of the Science Academy, Turkey  Prof. Ayşe Erzan was awarded 2020 Andrei Sakharov Prize  “for her lifelong commitment to human rights.” by The American Physical Society (APS).

The prize has been awarded to Erzan “for her lifelong commitment to human rights, especially for her steadfast defense of the rights of citizens to criticize those in power, even at great personal cost.”

Please click here for the full list of 2020 APS awards.

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Zehra Sayers is on the 2019 BBC 100 Women List

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

This year, the list focuses on the question,  “what would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

Biophysicist Zehra Sayers, Honorary Member  of the Science Academy  Turkey and a professor of molecular biology and biophysics at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University has been hailed as a beacon of hope for the Middle East (Nature journal) for her success in her contribution to bringing scientists from eight Middle Eastern countries together.

During her 15-year tenure as chair of …

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The Science Academy Report on ACADEMIC FREEDOMS (2018-2019)

The Science Academy’s fifth report on the situation of academic freedoms in Turkey is released. Please click to read the report.

Please follow the below links for the previous years’ reports.

2015 Report

 2015-2016 Report 

2016-2017 Report.

2017-2018 Report

 

Turkish academics sound alarm over gender segregation plans

David Matthews – Times Higher Eduation, November 6, 2019

 

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Marsel Mesulam, Winner of 2019 Eczacıbaşı Medical Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Marsel Mesulam is the 2019 winner of the Eczacıbaşı Medical Award.

On the 60th anniversary of the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Awards, the Eczacıbaşı Medical Award of Honor was presented to Prof. Dr. Marsel Mesulam, for his outstanding contributions to medical science and tremendous support of academicians and scientific events in Turkey. A graduate of Robert College and Harvard Medical School, Professor Mesulam is recognized worldwide as one of the leading authorities on behavioral neurology and the biology of dementia, with ground-breaking findings in both fields. Professor Mesulam discovered and defined the independent form of dementia known as …

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Esen Ercan Alp Awarded 2019 IBAME Science Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Esen Ercan Alp, was awarded the 2019 IBAME Science Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of synchrotron radiation techniques and their scientific applications based on the Mössbauer Effect. He is currently working at the Argonne National Laboratory.

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Yeşim Atamer awarded degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by University of Hamburg

On occasion of its centenary the University of Hamburg has awarded Yeşim M. Atamer, professor at İstanbul Bilgi University and Bern University Faculty of Law and member of Bilim Akademisi, (The Science Academy) the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (Dr. iur. h.c.).

Professor Atamer was also recently elected full member to the Academia Europaea.

 

 

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Erol Gelenbe Awarded “Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite”

The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi member Prof.  Erol Gelenbe  has  been awarded “Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (Commander of the National Order of Merit of France) by decree of President Emanuel Macron, dated 29th May 2019, for services to higher education and research. Prof. Gelenbe is one of only two academics who were recognised with this honour in 2019. The Order of Merit of France is a distinct honour from the “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” that Erol received in 2014.

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Zehra Sayers – New Honorary Member of the Science Academy

The 16th General Assembly of the Science Academy was held on April 6, 2019.

Prof. Zehra Sayers has been elected as Honorary Member.

Prof. Dr. Zehra Sayers is a molecular biophysicist working on structure-function relationships in biological molecules using synchrotron radiation X-rays. She is a founding member of the Genetics, Molecular Biology and Bioengineering programme at Sabanci University in Istanbul. She is also Director of the Foundations Development Programme at Sabanci University. Since 2002 Dr. Sayers has been the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of SESAME.

Dr. Sayers obtained a BSc in Physics from Bogazici University in Istanbul and …

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ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe Joint Statement on Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy

The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA),  the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement  on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions.

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Please click to read the full statement. 

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