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The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has issued a fourth ad-hoc-statement on the coronavirus pandemic. It is dedicated to the topic: "Medical Care and Patient-Oriented Research in an Adaptive Healthcare System". The paper focuses on short- and medium-term aspects of medical and care services under the conditions of a sustained pandemic and identifies long-term measures that lead to a more resilient and adaptive healthcare system.

Fri, 29 May 2020 12:02:36 +0200
Virtual event on mental health in times of COVID-19 News | Monday, 21 September 2020

Mental health in t in times of COVID-19 is the subject of a virtual panel discussion jointly organized by the South African Academy of Sciences (ASSAf) and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on Monday, September 28 at 11 a.m. CEST. International experts will analyze the situation from the perspective of four different countries: Germany, South Africa, Spain and Nigeria. The event will be held in English.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:24:44 +0200
Patrick Weigelt is the 2020 winner of the Early Career Award News | Tuesday , 8 September 2020

Patrick Weigelt, a young researcher in the field of biodiversity, macroecology, and biogeography at the University of Göttingen, will receive the Leopoldina Early Career Award 2020 presented by the Commerzbank Foundation. The prize is endowed with €30,000. The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina honors him for developing biodiversity databases and for his research on plant biodiversity.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:11:33 +0200
Energy transition 2030: academies describe path to carbon neutrality in Europe News | Monday, 22 June 2020

With the European Green Deal, the European Union has set itself the goal of operating carbon-neutral by 2050. An important element of this commitment is an energy transition away from the use of fossil energy carriers towards generation and use of renewable energies. To this end, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities recommend “no regret” measures, the introduction of a standard cross-sector CO₂ price, including a minimum price, and comprehensive changes to the infrastructure. With their ad hoc statement, “Energy transition 2030: Europe's path to carbon neutrality”, the academies present a compact series of recommendations in light of the German EU Council Presidency starting on 1 July.

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:38:19 +0200
Energy transition 2030, Contact Tracing Apps and SILBERSALZ Conference News | Friday, 31 July 2020

The new issue of the Leopoldina Newsletter has been published. In an interview Karen Pittel, Director of the ifo Center for Energy, Climate, and Resources Munich, and Robert Schlögl, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion Mülheim (Ruhr), talk about the ad-hoc-statement “Energy transition 2030: Europe’s path to carbon neutrality”. In addition, the new newsletter focuses on the virtual panel discussion on Contact Tracing Apps and this year's SILBERSALZ conference.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:10:26 +0200
Leopoldina hosts virtual panel discussion on contact tracing apps News | Tuesday, 7 July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile software applications have been developed worldwide. Such apps are part of a wider array of digital tools for the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Which technical questions occur in the development of these apps? What ethical aspects must be considered? International experts will discuss these issues at an English-language virtual panel discussion organised by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on Wednesday, 15 July, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m CEST.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:45:31 +0200
Leopoldina takes precautions against the spreading of coronavirus News | Thursday, 7 May 2020

All public events of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina are postponed until further notice or cancelled. This will initially apply until August 31, 2020, including all events planned by external organizers at the Leopoldina headquarters in Halle (Saale).

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:17:26 +0100
Science academies present statements for G7 summit News | Tuesday, 2 June 2020

In preparation for the G7 Summit of Heads of State and Government, which is expected to take place in autumn 2020, the science academies of the G7 countries and six other countries have prepared joint statements under the leadership of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. This year, the academies are focusing on digital health, global insect decline and biodiversity loss, and the importance of basic research as a driver of scientific progress. In addition, the academies have published an ad-hoc statement on international cooperation in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic. The summit was initially planned to take place in June as a virtual meeting.

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:39:04 +0200
Coronavirus: G7 and G20 academies call for international cooperation News | Wednesday, 8 April 2020

In view of the global spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the National Academies of Sciences of the G7 countries are calling to advance international cooperation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current situation makes global scientific exchange, international cooperation regarding the development of drugs and vaccines, and the coordinated and evidence-based development of health policy measures more urgent than ever before.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:01:52 +0200
Leopoldina on the Coronavirus Pandemic News | Friday, 13 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic presents a very dynamic development affecting all levels of society. The objective is to counter the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the resulting respiratory disease COVID-19 in Germany in the best possible way. It is important to consider that the knowledge base for any political action is constantly changing.

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:29:43 +0100