ALLEA Statement on the Patentability of Inventions Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells

ALLEA publishes statement on the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe.

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Celal Şengör Awarded the Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of EGU

The Science Academy, Turkey member Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör was awarded the 2018 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of European Geosciences Union.

He will receive the medal at the EGU 2018 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 8–13 April.

Here’s a list of all prize winners in 2018 and the list of past Arthur Holmes medal winners can be seen here.

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Science Academy’s full membership to ALLEA confirmed

The Science Academy has been admitted as a full member of ALLEA, the ALL European Federation of Academies, in the General Assembly of ALLEA held on Sep. 4 2017, in Budapest.
The Science Academy will continue to uphold academic principles in Turkey and contribute increasingly to ALLEA projects and working groups where our members were already active since our associate membership in 2014.
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Daron Acemoglu wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Daron Acemoglu has won this year’s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Economics, Finance, and Management, in honor of his prolific research contributions that have helped reshape his discipline over the last two decades.

The BBVA Foundation awards are high-profile prizes across a range of disciplines. The foundation honors recipients in eight intellectual and artistic categories for “contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance,” including “research work that successfully enlarges the scope of our current knowledge.”

 

Daron Acemoglu  is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT.

 

Photo: Allegra Boverman

 

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Timothy Garton Ash, Istanbul Conference Video

The Science Academy welcomed world-renowned historian Prof. Timothy Garton Ash , in the second of its recently launched Annual Lectures. At the conference held on 16 February 2017 at Boğaziçi University, Prof. Garton Ash gave a lecture on free speech titles “Free Speech Under Attack”

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Nature 15.02.2017 – Two Articles on Turkey

Please click to read two articles published on the latest Nature Magazine (no 542)

Steps to help Turkey build a future on research

The Turkish paradox: Can scientists thrive in a state of emergency?

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IHRNASS Statement on Executive Order Banning Entry to USA

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRNASS) released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

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ICSU Statement on Executive Order Banning Entry to USA

International Council of Science released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

 

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Academics Against Immigration Executive Order

Academics in the US have signed a petition against the Executive Order banning immigration from 7 countries. The signatories include 5honorary members and  3 members of the Science Academy. Please click to read the petition.

 

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Umut Şahin Among the 2016 Gilead Turkey Fellowship Award Winners

BAGEP 2016 winner molecular biologist Umut Şahin from Boğaziçi University is among the Gilead Turkey Fellowship Award winners in 2016.

The Gilead Turkey Fellowship Program started in 2013 to support innovative ideas and research projects in HIV, viral hepatitis, hematological malignancies and fungal diseases. Financial grants are awarded on a competitive basis to healhcare professionals and researchers in life sciences.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines. Gilead’s portfolio of products includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, cancer, viral hepatitis and cardiovascular conditions.

Umut Şahin (PhD), together with Fehmi Tabak (MD) from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine …

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