Nektarios Tavernarakis, Professor at the University of Crete’s Medical School and Chairman of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), was recently elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. These notable honours are given in acknowledgment of the high scientific quality and competitiveness of the research undertaken at FORTH and the University of Crete.
The nomination of Prof. Tavernarakis to the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), was enthusiastically supported by all members of the full General Board, following a stringent and thorough evaluation process. EurASc Membership is bestowed to the best European scientists, with a vision for Europe, transcending national borders, and the aim of strengthening European science and scientific cooperation.
Among the objectives of the Academy is to take advantage of the expertise of its members in advising other European bodies for the betterment of European research, technological application and social development. EurASc carries an important mission to promote excellence in science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development and progress. Its Members are leading scientists, who have been recognized for their seminal contributions to pioneering research and technology. The official induction ceremony for Prof. Tavernarakis will be held in October 2023, in Madrid.
In addition to his Membership to the European Academy of Sciences, Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis was recently induced to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, where he was elected as a Member, in an official ceremony that took place this month in Halle, Germany. Membership to the German National Academy of Sciences is bestowed to scientists who have distinguished themselves by academic achievements of excellence and by their overall scientific standing. Members are evaluated and elected by the Presidium and the Senate of the Academy. The German National Academy of Sciences aims to promote scientific and social development for the benefit of society. Its members are leading scientists, who are internationally recognized for their scientific work and distinguished for their high-quality, innovative research. The Academy has around 1,600 Members, 187 of whom have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Nektarios Tavernarakis is the second Greek scientist to be elected a member of the German Academy and the first in the field of Biomedical Sciences.