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Contributions to Policy Advice in Academies (Selection, in alphabetical order)

German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

Prof. Wolfgang Wiechert, Director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Biotechnology (IBG-1) – Member of the Topic Network Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

The German National Academy of Science and Engineering aims to promote sustainable prosperity through innovation. Its work focuses on four core areas: scientific recommendations and statements, transfer of expertise and networking between science and industry, promotion of young scientists and engineers, and representing the interests of scientists and engineers at the international level.
Website: http://www.acatech.de/uk

National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof. Karl Zilles – JARA senior professor at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Structural and Functional Organization of the Brain (INM-1) – Member
The Leopoldina was appointed as the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008. In this capacity, it represents the German scientific community in international committees and speaks out on social and political questions, providing a nonpartisan, factual framework for discussion.
Website: https://www.leopoldina.org/en/leopoldina-home/

North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

Prof. Karl Zilles – JARA senior professor at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Structural and Functional Organization of the Brain (INM-1) – Member of the Class for Science and Medicine

The Academy promotes an exchange of scientific and artistic ideas amongst its members and with representatives of politics, industry, and the arts, as well as encouraging contacts with scientific and artistic institutions and scientists and artists in Germany and abroad. It advises the government of North Rhine-Westphalia on the promotion of science and the arts.

Prof. Svenja Caspers – Head of the Connectivity Group at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Structural and Functional Organization of the Brain (INM-1) – Member of “Junges Kolleg” (until 1 September 2015)

Socially relevant topics are discussed at the Academy’s Junges Kolleg in an interdisciplinary environment and made available to interested members of the public in the form of lectures or publications. The working group on university policy regularly publishes statements on current topics concerning the young scholars. Prof. Svenja Caspers in involved in the working group on population development. A collection of articles is about to be published which includes her paper on neuroscientific findings on the ageing of the brain. She has also held a number of lectures at the Academy for the general public.
Website: http://www.awk.nrw.de

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