The Science Academy, Turkey admitted as a Member Organization of the International Science Council

The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi has just been admitted as a Member Organization of the International Science Council (ISC), which is the largest global organization of science and social science institutions, comprising a membership of 40 international Unions and Associations and more than 140 national and regional organizations including Academies and Research Councils.

The Science Academy intends to be an active Member Organization of the ISC based on the expert contributions of our members.

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New Members of the Science Academy (December 2019)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  7.12.2019.

 

HONORARY MEMBER

Avadis Hacınlıyan – Physics –  Yeditepe University

MEMBERS

Umut Gürsoy –Physics – Utrecht University

Metin Sitti– Engineering / Physics – Koç University 

Aksel Siva- Neurology  – İstanbul University

Kamil Uğurbil – Engineering/Medicine – Minnesota University

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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.”

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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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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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Zeynep Çelik Awarded “Giorgio Levi Della Vida”

The Science Academy, Turkey member and New Jersey Institute of Technology professor Zeynep Çelik, was awarded Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award, given for İslamic Civilisation Researches that reach perfection.

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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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