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.

The tentative schedule will include on Monday, Oct.23rd a Symposium devoted to “Science Multidisciplinarityin the 21st Century – The future of energy”, with a special emphasis on energy transition, and sustainability issues, and on Tuesday 24th the Welcome of New Members and Leonardo da Vinci Award and Blaise Pascal Medals Ceremony.

The provisional programme will soon be released and registration will open.

Please save the date.

We look forward to your presence.

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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

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Ceremony Photos

Opening Session - Professor Rodrigo Martins, EurASc President
EurASc Participants Group Photo
Professor Maria Leptin - President of the European Research Council - ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research
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

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Annoucement: Prize ceremony postponed


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:.

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

Note on their website


Opening speeches


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


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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


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


Closure of the scientific day

Meeting with Commissioner Carlos Moedas

Commissioner Carlos Moedas met the Representatives of the European Academy of Sciences in Brussels on December 3rd, 2018. On this occasion, Prof. Rodrigo Martins, President of the European Academy of Sciences, has presented the Petition in favor of “Horizon Europe”.

Read the letter of Commissionner Carlos Moedas

To see more information about the Petition in favor of “Horizon Europe”, follow this link