News of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Copyright 2012, Leopoldina (National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina) Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:32:44 +0200 en copyright copyright science LNews of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Christian Wirth will be speaking about the relationship between humanity and biodiversity News | Wednesday, 15 September 2021

What is the role of biodiversity and how has the perception of biodiversity changed in the course of the last 30 years? In his evening lecture “Biodiversity – Impact and Change”, the biologist Christian Wirth will provide answers to these and other questions. This lecture will take place as part of the Leopoldina’s Annual Assembly on Friday, 24 September, in Halle (Saale)/Germany and will be streamed live via YouTube.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 16:28:16 +0200
New issue of the Leopoldina newsletter News | Friday, 10 September 2021

The new issue of the Leopoldina Newsletter has been published. This time there is a preview of the Leopoldina Annual Assembly 2021 on the topic of biodiversity and the future of variety. In addition, Academy President Gerald Haug describes the position paper “Climate Neutrality” and Leopoldina members Regina T. Riphahn and Christoph M. Schmidt discuss the statement “Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic” published in July.

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 15:56:19 +0200
Leopoldina Annual Assembly discusses the Value and Protection of Diversity News | Friday, 24 September 2021

The decline of biodiversity is one of the greatest societal challenges of the 21st century. This is why “Biodiversity and the Future of Diversity” was chosen as the topic of this year’s Annual Assembly of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which is being held in Halle (Saale) on Friday, 24 September, and Saturday, 25 September. Researchers are coming together for two days to discuss why biodiversity must be preserved and promoted and how this can be achieved.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:32:44 +0200
The Annual Assembly of the Leopoldina focuses on human activity and its role in biodiversity News | Wednesday, 8 September 2021

The decline of biodiversity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Extinction rates have risen dramatically, and we risk losing many plants and animal species irretrievably. This has consequences in many areas, including agriculture, nutrition and climate protection. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is dedicating its Annual Assembly 2021 to the topic of “Biodiversity and the Future of Variety”. Taking place in person in Halle (Saale)/Germany, as well as online, scientists will come together on Friday, 24 September, and Saturday, 25 September, to discuss the importance of biodiversity and how it can be preserved in the future.

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 09:28:08 +0200
Science Academies provide recommendations on pandemic preparedness to G20 nations News | Friday, 6 August 2021

In the run-up to the summit of the G20 states on October 30 and 31, 2021, in Rome/Italy, the science academies of these countries (Science20 Dialogue), including the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, have published the joint statement “Pandemic preparedness and the role of science”. It contains recommendations – based on the experience of the response to COVID-19 – for improved pandemic preparedness in the future.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:45:28 +0200
Western Balkan Process: 10 Point Plan to control coronavirus pandemic News | Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Participants at the 6th Joint Science Conference of the Western Balkans Process have developed a “10 Point Plan” to control the coronavirus pandemic in the Western Balkans. Participants at the virtual two-day meeting also discussed priorities for the time after the pandemic in the Western Balkans and South East Europe.

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:23:41 +0200
Online symposium addresses issues of cancer research and palliative care News | Thursday, 1 July 2021

Why does pancreatic cancer develop, what new therapies might be effective against metastasis formation, and what is to be considered in palliative care? Members of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will address these questions at the virtual symposium of Class III – Medicine. The event takes place on Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Berlin/Germany).

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 11:33:17 +0200
International Panel discusses the Role of Data in the COVID-19 Pandemic Nachricht | Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Data collection and international exchange remain critical to contain the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. In addition to case numbers, reproduction rates, and modeling, topics such as sensitivity and specificity of tests and vaccine efficacy have dominated public debate in recent months. Experts will discuss the importance of data in the current pandemic and how it can help to increase preparedness for international health emergencies in the future at this international virtual panel discussion organized by the Leopoldina. The virtual event will take place on July 1.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:24:20 +0200
COVID-19 pandemic: mitigating the consequences for children and adolescents News | Thursday 16 September 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide range of consequences for children and adolescents when it comes to education, social interaction, socioemotional development, physical activity and psychological wellbeing. Many of them will be able to overcome these consequences. However, others will continue to feel the effects of the deficits in the medium and probably long term.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:47:17 +0200
Online Symposium of Class II: News from the Life Sciences News | Tuesday, 15 June 2021

How does human life begin, which processes influence the human gut microbiome, and what do researchers know about the collective intelligence of honeybees? Members of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will answer these and other questions at the virtual symposium of Class II – Life Sciences on Monday, 21 June 2021.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:41:43 +0200