EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024

EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024

The EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024 will be held at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, on October 29-30th of 2024, under the General Theme of “Science for Sustainability” which is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

It is open to all the academics and researchers who will be interested to join, upon registration.

All the scientific fields fostering sustainability will be welcome according to the Divisions of EurASc:

Chemistry, Computational and information sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, Engineering, Materials science, Mathematics, Medicine and life sciences, Physics, and Social sciences and Humanities.

Promotion of the interaction between the academic and industrial sectors will also be fostered.

The scientific programme will comprehend the presentation of Lectures, discussions and the Award and PrizesCeremony, where the Leonardo da Vinci Award and the Blaise Pascal Medals for outstanding scientific achievements will be awarded and lectures will be delivered by the awardees. A Welcome session of the New Members is also being arranged.

Within the celebration of the EurASc 20th year anniversary, the edition of a celebratory book (to be published by a major world publisher) is under consideration.

A social programme is being planned, with guided tours to Lisbon and cultural places closeby.

We look forward to your presence.

#sustainability #energy #future #science #energytransition #eurasc #annualmeeting

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Our symposium convenes distinguished scientists from various fields, including Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, and Life Sciences, representing a diverse spectrum of expertise from European countries, the USA, and China. Central to our mission is the facilitation of meaningful exchanges between academia and industry, fostering collaborative efforts towards sustainable advancements. As we mark the 20th anniversary of EurASc, we are excited to announce special initiatives such as the publication of a commemorative book and the creation of a commemorative medal. Beyond scholarly discourse, our social program offers networking opportunities and cultural experiences, including a conference dinner, a guided tour of Lisbon, and a possible excursion.

We extend this invitation to you to consider sponsoring this event. Please refer to the attached “Sponsoring” file for standard sponsorship options, though we are flexible and open to discussing customized arrangements to best align with your objectives and preferences.

International Organizing Committee

Armando-Pombeiro

Armando Pombeiro

Chair

Rodrigo-Martins

Rodrigo Martins

EurASc President

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José Luís Cardoso

ACL President

Alain Tressaud

Alain Tressaud

EurASc Vice-President

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Carlos Salema

ACL Vice-President

Host Academy Organizing Committee

Armando-Pombeiro

Armando Pombeiro

Pierre-Braunstein

Pierre Braunstein

Vadim-Yurievich-Kukushkin

Vadim Kukushkin

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Luis Oro

Joao-Rocha-

João Rocha

José-J.-G.-Moura

José Moura

Elvira Fortunato

Elvira Fortunato

Luis-Oliveira-e-Silva

Luís Oliveira e Silva

Artur Silva

Artur Silva

Isabel-Moura

Isabel Moura

Fátima-Guedes-da-Silva

Fátima Guedes da Silva

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Mara Freire

carlos-afonso

Carlos Afonso

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Elisabete Alegria

Event Venue

The Symposium& Ceremony will be housed at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon premises, a former Convent of Jesus of the XVII century, which is also in the town and with access to public transportation, including metro.

The Academy of Sciences of Lisbon is one of the oldest national scientific institutions in continuous existence. It was founded on 24 December 1779, during the reign of King Maria I, under the motto inspired by a verse from Phaedrus: Nisi utile est quod facimus stulta est gloria / If what we do is not useful, vain is the glory.

Registrations

Registration includes full access to scientific programme, conference materials, lunches and coffee-breaks. Registration for Accompanying Persons includes lunches but not access to scientific activities and materials.

Call for Abstracts

We are excited to announce the call for abstracts for EurASc 2024, our prestigious annual event celebrating scientific excellence. Please carefully review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstracts:

Submission MethodAbstracts must be submitted via the Abstract Submission Form.

Content: Abstracts should describe original and significant new work in the field of science. They should contain enough detail to allow referees to make a sound assessment of the scientific merit of the work described. Abstracts are limited to one page and should be prepared using the provided Template.

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15th!

Accomodation

Accommodation is responsibility of each participant. 
We may suggest the following sites:

Stay tuned!

Our event page is currently under construction, but we’re working hard to bring you an amazing experience. Exciting details coming soon!

Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?

Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?

Join us this October 25-27 for the “Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?” conference at ZiF, organized by Prof. Martin Carrier, Head of Social Sciences and Humanities EurASc Division.

The conference aims to address the relationship between science and society, specifically the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We’re bringing together professionals and working scientists to reflect on the issue and debate possible reasons for the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and help bridge the gap between science and society.

Public Credibility of Science

The conference is supposed to address the relationship between science and society. The intention is to bring together professional reflection on science and the expertise of working scientists. The more specific issue is the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We intend to debate possible reasons or causes of the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science. One of the traditional suspects is the commercialization and politicization of science: society shapes science such that its original culture of research is compromised. An opposite argument focuses on the growing interference of science in social matters. A contentious field is scientific policy advice, where critics claim that scientists have taken the lead and pushed elected representatives of the people to the margins. Third, trustworthiness needs to be earned by sound justification procedures. We seek to discuss conditions of justification as they arise in practice-driven fields. Methodological and institutional questions are supposed to take center stage. The fourth topical block is science communication. We want to focus on methodological virtues of science and explore ways to convey the spirit of scientific methods to critics.

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to
Sabine Mende from the Group and Conference Support.
Tel: +49 521 106-2769
E-Mail: zif-conferencesupport@uni-bielefeld.de

Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

ALL INFORMATION HERE: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/einrichtungen/zif/events/#/event/6950

First International Forum on Advanced Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing 

First International Forum on Advanced Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing 

In the frame of the conference Advanced Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing Forum, organized under the auspicious of the Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, the EurASc delegation composed of the president, the vice president and the heads of Materials, Chemistry and Life Science Divisions met with members of CAS, as well with EurASc fellow, Professor Alan Lau, president of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.

During the forum, there was opportunity to introduce EurASc to all attendees, including high-ranking authorities of the university and of the province.

The topics of the talks given by EurASc members were:

 

  • Responsible electronics beyond silicon (R. Martins);
  • Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy; electronics and Photonics Applications (A. Tressaud); 
  • Metal Ligant cooperativity in molecular chemistry (P. Braunstein); 
  • Intelligent Biomaterials: How nature can be transformed or mimicked for Revolutionary Medical and Energy Applications (D. Scherman);
  • Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies (F. Rosei).

Wree invited a total of 12 academicians from the European Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering to participate. They delivered speeches and exchanged views with local industrialists, researchers and engineers on their areas of expertise. Many constructive cooperation ideas and will follow up on to create better synergies between European countries and China.

#advancedmaterials
#intelligentmanufacturing

EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2023

EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2023

Dear Sirs and Madams,

Dear EurASc Fellows,

On October 23rd-24th, 2023 the EurASc Symposium 2023 & Ceremony will take place in Madrid by invitation of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de España –SPAIN.

 

We look forward to your presence.

 

#sustainability #energy #future #science #energytransition #eurasc #annualmeeting

Ceremony Videos

October 23rd videos

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

CHAIR:    

Miguel Á. Alario-Franco (UCM, RACEFyN & EurASc)

MEMBERS:      

Jesús María Sanz-Serna (RACEFyN-President) | Rodrigo Martins (EurASc President) | Alain Tressaud (EurASc Vice President) | Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría (EurASc Presidium) | Hélène de Rode (EurASc Perpetual Secretary)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

CHAIR:    

Miguel Á. Alario-Franco (UCM, RACEFyN & EurASc)

MEMBERS:      

Jesús María Sanz-Serna (RACEFyN-President) | Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría (EurASc Presidium) Ana Crespo (RACEFyN General Secretary) | Antonio Cendrero (RACEFyN Natural Sciences Section) | Ildefonso Díaz (RACEFyN & Mathematics Section) Miguel Ángel Fernández Sanjuan (RACEFyN Physics & Chemistry Section) | Manuel de León (RACEFyN Treasurer & Mathematics Section) | Juan M. Rojo (RACEFyN Physics & Chemistry Section) | Arturo Salvador (RACEFyN Physics & Chemistry Section)

EVENT VENUE 

The Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de España, since its founding Statutes approved by the Royal Order of 25 February 1847, has the task of promoting the study and research of Mathematical, Physical, Chemical, Geological and Biological Sciences, and their applications, as well as to spread knowledge of them. Among its main functions is that of advising the Government on matters within its competence, particularly those of scientific policy that may have a bearing on the country’s scientific and technological development. Similarly, the Academy undertakes other tasks, such as organising meetings and seminars on the aforementioned specialities, publishing its journal and scientific reports, as well as other types of reports or studies, establishing and defining scientific and technical terminology, ensuring the appropriateness of the language, awarding prizes, etc.

 

October 24th videos

Address:

Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de España –SPAIN.

(C. de Valverde, 24, 28004 Madrid, Espanha)

 

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BECOME A SPONSOR 

This event provides the ideal habitat for scientists, researchers, engineers, and companies/institutions to share their latest discoveries and opinions in the field of energy.

This event promotes the opportunity to discuss and exchange views on the latest discoveries, as well as to strengthen scientific and technical collaborations. In this way, an excellent forum for the dissemination of scientific and technical results.

For all these reasons, we invite you to take part in this international symposium by joining us as a Sponsor.

Three types of Sponsors will be recognized (Sponsorship Packages described below):

Bronze (€ 500)

  • One full registration to the event.
  • Lectures attendance, Lunches and social event included in the Program.
  • Your logo on EURASC 2023 webpage
  • Acknowledgement of your support in EURASC 2023 Booklet

Silver (€1,000)

  • Two full registrations to the event.
  • Lectures attendance, Lunches and social event included in the Program.
  • Your logo on EURASC 2023 webpage
  • Acknowledgement of your support in EURASC 2023 Booklet
  • Link to your website from the EURASC site

Gold (€ 2,000)

  • Three full registrations to the event.
  • Lectures attendance, Lunches and social events included in the Program.
  • Your logo on EURASC 2023 webpage
  • Acknowledgement of your support in EURASC 2023 Booklet
  • Link to your website from the EURASC site
  • Your logo displayed during opening and closing sessions

Your support will guarantee the success of the EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2023.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (contact@eurasc.eu).

ACCOMODATION

Accommodation is responsibility of each participant. 

We may suggest the following sites:

HOW TO REACH

Metro: Gran Vía (lines 1 and 5), Chueca (line 5).

Bus: 002, 3

Bicimad: Station 211 (Desengaño, 1).

 

Itinerary

Go to the Madrid Transport Consortium Website

ABOUT MADRID

Madrid is the capital of Spain, and is home to the Spanish Royal family as well as the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city and an economical and industrial center of Spain, and, with its population of nearly 3,5 million people, is also the biggest city in Spain.

It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Although it is located in the centre of the country, it has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain and is therefore connected to all major Spanish cities by train, road or air.

The weather in Madrid varies a lot depending on the season, from hot and dry in the summer, with temperature of approx. 29C-¦ / 85F-¦, to cold (4C-¦ / 39F-¦) and with some rain in the winter.

Attractions

Madrid has a lot of interesting attractions that offer both culture and amusement.
The city is full of great monuments, like the royal palace, the Plaza Mayor or the many statuettes, and for people interested in art, the museums Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen have some of the most fantastic collections of famous Spanish painters like Velazquez, Goya, Picasso or Miro.

If you like to be entertained, Madrid has two big amusements parks (including the new Warner Bros park) and there are regular international concerts, big flea markets, parades and other activities going on.

To sport enthusiasts Madrid can offer everything from skiing (only 1 hour away by bus) during the winter, to golf all year round, as well as international sporting events and the possibility to practice nearly any sport at the University facilities.

If you like going out at night, Madrid has a very interesting nightlife throughout the whole week and which is available all year round. You can either go out for a tapa (Spanish snack), eat at a very nice restaurant, go to the cinema or one of the many theatres, or find nearly any type of bar or disco.

EurASc Ceremony 2022

EurASc Ceremony 2022

It was on October 24th and 25th of this year that we saw the first major EurASc post-pandemic event take place at the Fondation Universitaire Stichting in Brussels. 

Find the Program >> HERE<<

It was with great pleasure and honor that we received our fellows in this great ceremony, which had the premise of handing out the Leonardo da Vinci and Blaise Pascal Medal 2020 and 2021 awards, and followed with due emphasis the 2022 Awards to its winners, having the opportunity to hear them speak with passion about the work they do. We also had presentations from all Head’s of Division about the Future of Science – EurASc’s vision, where we could deepen our knowledge of the work done by the members as well as their future plans for the performance of each division. The ceremony came to an end on the afternoon of the 25th with the presentation of diplomas to the new fellows.

We also had the honour of having the interventions of Professor Maria Leptin – President of the European Research Council – ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research, followed by Professor Maria Graça Carvalho – Member of the European Parliament on EU Research and Innovation Policies and we also had Dr. Francesco Matteucci – Programme Manager of the European Innovation Council – EIC, as special guests, who gave us interesting interventions followed by a debate.

Ceremony Videos

October 24th videos

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Ceremony Photos

Opening Session - Professor Rodrigo Martins, EurASc President
EurASc Participants Group Photo
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Professor Maria Leptin - President of the European Research Council - ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research
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Professor Maria Graça Carvalho - Member of the European Parliament on EU Research and Innovation Policies
New Fellows EurAsc 2020, 2021 & 2022 present at the EurASc Ceremony 2022

Notice of use: Interested parties may watch/download the pictures. Prof. Alvarez states ” I authorize the download and private use of these pictures, as well as non commercial public uses, provided the author of the photographs is acknowledged.” Higher resolution copies of the photographs can be obtained from the author upon request.

Annoucement: Prize ceremony postponed

ATTENTION

Because of drastic sanitary reasons occurring now in Europe, the L. da Vinci and B. Pascal Prizes ceremony + the delivery of EurASc diploma to new members will be dissociated from the scientific Symposium on the role of micro- and nano-technologies for medicine and life sciences that will take place on April 14th 2021.

The Prize Ceremony will take place in the second half of May 2021. You will be later informed of the new date.

Online 2021 Annual Symposium Micro- and nanotechnologies for medicine and life sciences

Online 2021 Annual Symposium Micro- and nanotechnologies for medicine and life sciences

The future of science in the 21st century

Due to the COVID-19 situation, it has been decided that the annual event would be online.

Our next symposium, on Micro and Nanotechnologies for Medicine and Life Sciences, will be held on April 14th, 2021.

Please register online on the following link:.

https://evenements-fondation-maladiesrares.org/event/2021-eurasc-symposium/

We are honoured to announce that Springer Nature, through Discover Materials journal, supports this event.

Note on their website

9:30

Opening speeches

9:50

Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, European Commission, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation
Horizon Europe FP9

10:30

Pr. Elias Fattal, University Paris-Orsay, Pharmacy Faculty, Galien Institute
Nanomedicine for tackling physiological resistances to drug delivery

11:10

Pr. Stefaan de Smet, Ghent University, EURASC
Physico-Chemistry of nanoparticles for drug delivery

11:50

Dr. Carine Giovannangeli, CNRS – National Museum of Natural History
Genome modification and gene editing

12:30

Pause

14:00

Dr. Ana Buj-Bello, Généthon Laboratory, Inserm
Gene therapy of neuromuscular disorders with viral-derived vectors

14:40

Pr. Daniel Scherman, Foundation for Rare Diseases, Pharmacy Faculty, Paris University, CNRS, Inserm, EURASC
Genetic Pharmacology: RNA-silencing nanoparticles and targeted nanodrugs for rare diseases

15:20

Pr. Odile Launay, Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique, Professor of Infectiology Hôpital Cochin-Broca-Hôtel-Dieu
Strategies of COVID-19 vaccination

16:00

Pr. Neil Ferguson, Imperial College, London
Modelling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Connections with computational science, mathematical epidemiology, and control and vaccination policy making

16:40

Pr. Alain Fischer, Imagine Institute, Necker Hospital, French Academy of Sciences and Academy of Medicine
Gene therapy of severe immune rare diseases

17:20

Dr. Hervé Chneiweiss Inserm, Président od Inserm Ethics Committee and of CCNE (Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique pour les sciences de la vie et de la santé)
Ethical considerations in Biomedicine

18:00

Closure of the scientific day