12 May 2020

Two new members appointed to Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Eugene Kennedy and Eva Kondorosi. Photo credit: dcu.ie, EC

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, whose mandate is to give independent scientific advice to the European Commission and to make recommendations to improve the interaction between policy-making and scientific advice, will have two new members. Éva Kondorosi, a plant biologist from Hungary and a board Member of Academia Europaea, and Eugene Kennedy, a physical scientist from Ireland, have been appointed to the European Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. Professors Kondorosi and Kennedy will stay for a three-year term succeeding Elvira Fortunato and Janusz Bujnicki, who have completed their terms.

Rolf- Dieter Heuer and Pearl Dykstra will also leave at the end of their terms in November. European scientific and research organisations have been invited to nominate outstanding candidates to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 June 2020.

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