On 26 May 2017, Els Heinsalu
, Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB) and founding member of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences,
was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship
at an official ceremony in Riga hosted by the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
A photo of Els (together with husband and children) at the ceremony is available here
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
partnership (founded in 1998) was created to recognise and promote talented women in science, to reduce gender inequality, to inspire the next generation of women. Since the launch of the programme, more than 2500 women researchers from over 112 countries have received support for building their career.
For the first time, outstanding Estonian female researchers this year had an opportunity to join the programme: one fellowship of 6000 EUR was awarded to a PhD under the age of 40 working in Estonia in the field of life and environmental sciences or physical sciences. The Estonian laureate was elected from among 23 candidates.
24-26 May 2017, the Estonian Academy of Sciences hosted the EASAC Council meeting
The European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States. It was founded in 2001. Through EASAC, the academies work together to provide independent, expert, evidence-based advice about the scientific aspects of public policy to those who make or influence policy within the European institutions.The Council is EASAC's full assembly and governing body. It meets every 6 months, usually at the Academy of the EU member state which is in line to take over the EU's Presidency six months later.
The General Assembly on 7 December 2016 elected three new Members of the Academy:
- Professor, Head of the Clinic of Cardiology, Tartu University Hospital; Maarja Kruusmaa
- Professor, Acting Head of the Centre for Biorobotics, Vice-Dean of Research and Development, Faculty of Information Technology, Tallinn University of Technology; Anu Raud
- Estonian folk art investigator, educator and promoter, Professor Emeritus
, University of Tartu.
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