The fourth annual meeting of the Young Academy of Europe took place on 7th September 2015 in Darmstadt, Germany. It was organised in conjunction with the Annual General Conference of the Academia Europaea (7th-10th September). All YAE members were also invited to  attend the AE meeting.
08:30-09:00 Registration09:00-09:10 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

The YAE meeting will took place at TU Darmstadt:

Room A03
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
9th September 2015. For further information please contact