18 May 2021
EC appoints two new members to Group of Scientific Advisors
On 16 May 2021, Commissioner Gabriel appointed two new members to the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) for the next three years. Professor Eva Zažímalová and Professor Eric F. Lambin were nominated by European Research Organisations and selected by an independent Identification Committee. They will replace Professor Carina Keskitalo and Sir Paul Nurse, whose mandates expired on 15 May 2021.
Eva Zažímalová is Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology, president of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and scientist at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Eric F. Lambin is Professor of Geography and Sustainability Science, at the Université catholique de Louvain and Stanford University
The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors was established in 2015 and supports EU policy makers by providing independent scientific advice to inform policymaking and improve the interaction between policy-making and scientific advice. In particular, they will contribute to on-going work on a systemic approach to energy transition in Europe, on providing joint advice on resilience to crises such as a pandemic, and on cancer screening.
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