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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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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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Economist Mariana Mazzucato Awarded the 2019 Madame de Staël Prize

Economist Mariana Mazzucato is the recipient of the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, honouring her wide-ranging and stimulating work in the field of political economy and particularly her ground-breaking contributions to understanding the role of the state in innovation. Please click to read further..

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ALLEA Statement on Hungary ( February 2019)

In response to the latest actions taken by the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology concerning the allocation of funding to the research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ALLEA  reinforces its calls to protect the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The Science Academy, Turkey endorses this ALLEA statement. To read the full statement, please click.

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