The fourth annual meeting of the Young Academy of Europe will take place on 7 September 2015 in Darmstadt, Germany. It is organized in conjunction with the Annual General Conference of the Academia Europaea (7 to 10 September). All YAE members are invited to also attend the AE meeting and vice versa. A separate registration is required.


08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:10 Welcome and introduction, Lynn Kamerlin (Chair of the YAE)

09:10-09:30 Presentation of YAE activities and developments, Lynn Kamerlin (Chair of the YAE)

09:30-10:15 Plenary talk, Jean-Claude Burgelmann (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission)

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Election of Board members

11:30-12:15 Debate on Resaver pension fund, Andreas Dahlén (European Commission) and Johan Huysse (VSNU), moderated by Christian Keysers (YAE Board)

12:30-13:30 Lunch/Networking

13:30-17:00 YAE scientific sessions

LS session
Nikolaus Weiskopf (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London): “Towards in-vivo histology using magnetic resonance imaging
Dana Branzei (FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation, Milan): “DNA replication and recombination: tight connections
Mangala Srinivas (Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Nijmegen): “Shhh….listen!

PE session
Artur Bednarkiewicz (Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+): “Luminescent nanoparticles for life sciences
Nicola Pugno (University of Trento): “Bionicomposites
Panayiota Poirazi (Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion): “The role of dendrites in memory formation

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

SH session
Monica Brinzei (Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Orléans: “Education, school institution and scholars-network during the late middle ages
Christian Keysers (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam): “How our brain allows us to empathise with the actions, sensations and emotions of others
Hagit Amirav (VU University, Amsterdam): “The interface between sociology and the study of history: Sociological perspectives on the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451)

17:00-18:30 Panel discussion: Young scientist careers (Panelists: Anne Buttimer, Marie Farge, Gunnar von Heijne, Eva Kondorosi)

19:00 Reception

Participation to the YAE Annual Meeting is open to current members of the YAE, to current members of the AE, as well as to other participants by invitation.

There will be a 80 EUR meeting fee for all participants. A surcharge of 20 EUR will be applied to cash payments made on site at the meeting.

Further information on the meeting will be added to this page as soon as it becomes available.

Please register for the YAE annual meeting by completing the following form. Note that a separate registration is required to attend the AE annual conference.


The YAE meeting will take place at TU Darmstadt:

Room A03
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt