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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
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
Climate researcher Gerald Haug took office as President of the Leopoldina News | Monday, 2 March 2020

Climate researcher Gerald Haug took office as President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on March 1, 2020. Haug, who is elected for a five-year term, succeeds the microbiologist Jörg Hacker. Pursuant to the statutes, Hacker, who has headed the Academy since 2010, could not be re-elected after two terms of office. Gerald Haug (born 1968) is the XXVII President of the Leopoldina.

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:11:59 +0100
Climate researcher Gerald Haug to head up the Leopoldina News | Thursday, 20 February 2020

At the event to celebrate the change in office in Halle (Saale), microbiologist Jörg Hacker handed the chain of office belonging to the President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina to climate researcher Gerald Haug. Gerald Haug has been elected for a five-year term that will begin on 1 March 2020. Jörg Hacker headed up the Academy for ten years and is retiring at the end of two terms. Minister of State Hendrik Hoppenstedt gave a speech on behalf of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Saxony-Anhalt Minister-President Reiner Haseloff gave a welcoming address at the event to mark the change in office.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:15:57 +0100
Gerald Haug elected President of the Leopoldina News | Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Gerald Haug is the new president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He was elected in a secret written vote taken by the Leopoldina Senate. On 1 March 2020 this renowned climatologist will take over the position from Jörg Hacker. The microbiologist Hacker directed the academy since 2010 and is now retiring as scheduled after two terms. Haug (born 1968) will be the XXVII Leopoldina president. He is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz as well as a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich/Switzerland. The handover ceremony will take place on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:26:44 +0100
Traces under Water: Endangered cultural heritage on the seafloor News | Tuesday, 19 May 2020

In many regions of the world, the seafloor contains a fascinating archive of human history. This also applies to the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has released the discussion paper “Traces under Water – Exploring and Protecting the Cultural Heritage in the North Sea and Baltic Sea” to raise awareness of the value of the cultural heritage found in the depths of the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The paper’s authors describe the importance of this heritage and recommend measures for effectively protecting it.

Tue, 19 May 2020 09:22:19 +0200
Academies of sciences and DFG call for new genetic engineering legislation News | Wednesday, 4 December 2019

In July 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that the legal regulations for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) apply to all organisms which have been altered using genome editing methods such as CRISPR-Cas. This makes it difficult to study, develop and cultivate improved crops which are urgently needed for productive, climate-adapted and more sustainable agriculture. The Leopoldina, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and the DFG released a public statement to raise awareness of this issue.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:00:14 +0100