News from CRG
Mara Dierssen, leader of the Cellular and Systems Neurobiology group at the CRG, has been appointed a member of Academia Europaea. Dr. Dierssen is the only Spanish scientist in the field of behavioural sciences and one of the few women in this association.
Academia Europaea is a non-governmental association acting as an academy. It comprises scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. Founded in 1988, with over 3000 members, it includes leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, letters and humanities, social, and cognitive sciences, economics and law. Election to the academy is through peer nomination and a rigorous evaluation process.
“Academia Europaea gives us the opportunity to interact with top scientists in many different research fields. In this way it promotes and facilitates collaboration between researchers that would otherwise never come into contact because of their apparently disparate fields”, explains Mara Dierssen. “Spanish neuroscientists can definitively contribute to the goals of Academia Europaea, while at the same time, promoting new collaborations and raising the profile of Spanish research thanks to this organisation’s reputation for excellence”, she concludes.