02 Jul 2019

Six new members of ERC Scientific Council announced

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The European Commission (EC) has appointed six outstanding scientists to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. The new members, taking office on 1 July, are:

       
  • Professor Geneviève Almouzni, Institut Curie, Paris,
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  • Professor Mercedes García-Arenal, Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East, Madrid,
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  • Professor Eystein Jansen, University of Bergen,
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  • Professor Jesper Qualmann Svejstrup, Copenhagen University.

The new members taking office on 1 January 2020 are: 

       
  • Professor Gerd Gigerenzer, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin,
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  • Professor Milena Žic Fuchs, University of Zagreb.

The EC has also renewed the mandates of three current members. The reappointed members are Professors Margaret Buckingham and Michael Kramer (as of 1 July 2019) and Professor Barbara Romanowicz (as of 1 January 2020).

All new members have been selected by an independent Identification Committee, and the scientific community was consulted in this process.

ERC Press Release