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Organization and membership

 

A new academy honoring outstanding early-career scientists from around the world has just been launched under the auspices of the InterAcademy Panel for International Issues (IAP). In an editorial published this week in Science (subscription required), 6 founding members of the Global Young Academy (GYA) present the new organization. 

Members to the GYA will all be scientists in their mid-thirties, nominated by senior scientists in their country and selected by international peer-review. The GYA will be capped at 200 members and membership will be for just 4 years to prevent the aging of the organization's membership. Currently, the GYA counts more than 100 young scientists from 40 different countries.   

One central aim of the GYA is to spur creation of national young scientist academies that "encourage and empower their members to engage in interdisciplinary research, communicate science to society, and provide advice on national science policies, especially those affecting young scientists," the founding members write in the Editorial. Importantly, the GYA also aims to foster scientific exchange and collaborations between talented young scientists from the developed and developing world.  

But the organization's main motivation is to put more focus on the accomplishments of younger scientists, countering what the editorial writers perceive to be a bias towards older, established scientists. "Senior scientists receive most of the resources available for scientific research, and younger scientists rarely receive societal recognition for their work. This situation is growing worse as life expectancies and retirement ages increase, along with the average age for attaining scientific independence." Perhaps as a consequence, they say, "science is typically not a top career choice." The Global Young Academy is a means of providing some recognition for the best young scientists globally.

Members

Abdoul Khadir Diop, Cheikh

University Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal
Adeyemo, Olanike

University of Ibadan Nigeria
Afshari, Reza

Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Iran
Ahmad, Aftab

University of the Punjab Pakistan
Akindele, Abidemi

University of Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria
Akpa, Onoja

University of Ibadan, Nigeria Nigeria
Al Ghouti, Mohammad
Fahad Bin Sultan University, Saudi Arabia Jordan
Alcarazo Velasco, Manuel

Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung Germany
Alvarez, Felipe

Universidad de Chile Chile
Amin Ibrahim S. Nada, Amal

National research center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt Egypt
Andersson Svahn, Helene

Royal Insititue of Technology, Stockholm Sweden
Arafat, Abeer

Royal Scientific Society Jordan
Arthur, Patrick

University of Ghana Ghana
Attallah, Moataz

University of Birmingham United Kingdom
Augustine Enakpodia, Ofomaja

University of Benin Nigeria
Aycan, Zeynep
Turkey
Aydogan, Nihal

Hacettepe University Turkey
Baig, Tanvir

University of Dhaka Bangladesh
Balaba, Dorothy

Program for Accesible heath Communication and Education (PACE) Uganda
Bandyopadhyay, Ranjini

Raman Research Institute India
Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman, Mohd

Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia
Baum, Julia

University of Victoria Canada
Baykasoglu, Adil

University of Gaziantep Turkey
Beaudry, Catherine

École Polytechnique de Montréal Canada
Betti, Arianna

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam The Netherlands
Beyene, Negussie

Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
Bin Tariq, Abdullah

University of Rajshahi Bangladesh
Brosens, Koenraad

University of Leuven (KULeuven) Belgium
Brück, Tilman

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
Cavallotti, Carlo

Politecnico di Milano Italy
Chaiyen, Pimchai

Mahidol University Thailand
Chan, Kai

University of British Columbia Canada
Chan, Yoke-Fun

Malaysia Malaysia
Chen, Bing

Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada
Chen, Liwei

Suzhou Institute of Nanotechnology and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Chiou, Fang-Yi

Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica Taiwan
Choi, Hee Cheul
South Korea
Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond

University of South Australia Australia
Choudhury, Charisma
Bangladesh Univeristy of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Bangladesh
Clark, Alexander

University of Alaberta Canada
Correa, Jose

Universidad de Chile Chile
Costales Cordero, Jaime
Ecuador
Creus, Marc

University of Basel Switzerland
D'Souza, Raissa

University of California at Davis USA
da Conceição Pequito Teixeira, Maria

Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa Portugal
Ding, Ke

Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Dominik, Martin

University of St Andrews United Kingdom
El Kharraz, Jauad

Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector France
El-Khamisy, Sherif

Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University Egypt
Elagroudy, Sherien

Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University Egypt
Esmaeilzadeh, Saeid
Sweden
Esser, Matthew

CSIR National Laser Centre South Africa
Farrukh, Muhammad Akhyar

GC University Lahore Pakistan
Febres Cordero, Fernando

Simon Bolivar University Venezuela
Feldman, Michal

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
Gabaldón Estevan, Toni

Spain
Garcia-Martinez, Javier

University of Alicante Spain
Gazal-Ayal, Oren

University of Haifa Israel
Gopakumar, Rajesh

Harish-Chandra Research Institute India
Gueye, Moustapha

Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute Senegal
Hanein, Yael

Tel-Aviv University Israel
Hanes, Justin

Johns Hopkins University USA
Hassan, Hisham

Sudanese Academy of Young Scientists Sudan
He, Jr-Hau
Taiwan
Hilgenkamp, Hans

University of Twente & Leiden University The Netherlands
Hod, Oded

Tel Aviv University Israel
Hsu, Shang-Te

Taiwan
Huete-Pérez, Jorge

Universidad Centoamericana Nicaragua
Hutchinson, David

University of Otago New Zealand
Ingelsson, Erik

Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Israelowich, Ido

Tel Aviv University Israel
Iyayi Unuabonah, Emmanuel

Redeemer's University Nigeria
Johnsrude, Ingrid

Queen's University Canada
Kano, Mitsunobu

Okayama University Japan
Kapparov, Kassymkhan

Agency on Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Karoonuthaisiri, Nitsara

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Thailand
Kassen, Rees

University of Ottawa Canada
Katayama, Hiroyuki
Japan
Kerr, Jeremy

University of Ottawa Canada
Keskitalo, E. Carina

Political Science Sweden
Khantachawana, Anak

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi Thailand
Kirabira, John
Uganda
Kivimaa, Paula

Finnish Environment Institute Finland
Kläui, Mathias

Physics Germany
Komai, Shoji

Nara Institute of Science and Technology Japan
Kovalchuk, Olga
Canada
Kruenate, Jittiporn

The National Metal and Material Technology center(MTEC), Thailand Science park Thailand
Lee, Tae-Woo
South Korea
Leonelli, Sabina

University of Exeter United Kingdom
Li, Xuelong

Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Liu, Xingsheng

Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics of CAS China
Loo, Yueh-Lin

Princeton University USA
Lu, An-Hui

Dalian University of Technology China
Lupercio, Ernesto

Cinvestav Mexico Mexico
M. Matin, Maryam

Department of Biology Iran
M.Thadhani, Vinitha

Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon Sri Lanka
Madhavan, Guruprasad

National Academy of Sciences USA
Magno, Carlo

De La Salle University Philippines
Majozi, Thokozani

University of Pretoria South Africa
Mamdouh Ahmad, Islam

Royal Scientific Society-Information Technology Center Jordan
Manjura Hoque, Sheikh

Atomic Energy Centre, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bangladesh
Manjurul Karim, M.

University of Dhaka Bangladesh
Mao-Chang, Liang

Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica Taiwan
Maphanga, Regina

University of Limpopo South Africa
Martinez, Salome
Chile
Martinez Aldaya, Maite

Technical University of Madrid Spain
Mashkina, Olga

Finnish Environment Institute Finland
Maze, Jeronimo

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
McLaren, Sandra

University of Melbourne Australia
Meegama, Gayan
Sri Lanka
Miller, Stephen

University of Florida USA
Modi, Albert
South Africa
Moguerza, Javier

Rey Juan Carlos University Spain
Mohamed, Hiba

University of Khartoum, Institute of Endemic Diseases Sudan
Mohd Yahaya, Normi

Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia
Montenegro-Bethancourt, Gabriela

Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM) Guatemala
Muyonga, John

Makerere University Uganda
N. Wanjala, Francis

University of Nairobi Kenya
Nakamura, Masaki

Osaka University Japan
Nampala, Paul

Uganda National Academy of Sciences Uganda
Narita, Vanny

University of Al Azhar Indonesia Indonesia
Neergheen, Vidushi

University of Mauritius Mauritius
Netea, Mihai Gheorge
Netherlands
Ngure , Peter

Daystar University Kenya
Nyakauru Gona, Philimon

University of Massachusetts USA
O'Brien, Jeremy

University of Bristol UK
Ocloo, Augustine

University of Ghana Ghana
Okechukwu Esimone, Charles

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria
Ola, Idowu

Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
Oliveira e Silva, Luis

Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa Portugal
Oosterkamp, Tjerk

Leiden University Netherlands
Ormeci, Banu

Carleton University Canada
Phanraksa, Orakanoke

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Thailand
Piyawattanametha, Wibool

National Electronics & Computer Technology Center and Chulalongkorn University Thailand
Priller, Josef

Department of Neuropsychiatry and Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany
Qin, Song
Yantai Insitute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Ramanitrahasimbola, David

Pharmacy Madagascar
Rasid, Mohd
Malaysia
Rezwana Rahman, Sabita

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangladesh
Ron, Santiago

Pontificia Universidad Cat½ca del Ecuador Ecuador
Sabovljevic, Marko

University of Belgrade Serbia
Siddappa, Nagadenahalli

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School USA
Simon, Alexandru

Romanian Academy Romania
Slippers, Bernard

University of Pretoria South Africa
So, Regina

Ateneo de Manila University Philippines
Sohn, Hoon

KAIST South Korea
Songkasiri, Warinthorn

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) Thailand
Soror, Sameh

Faculty of Pharmacy, Helwan University Egypt
Speckmann, Bettina

Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands
Su, Yi-Hsien

Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica Taiwan
Sunday Asaolu, Olumuyiwa

University of Lagos Nigeria
Sutherland, Michael

University of Cambridge UK
Taele, Molibeli

National University of Lesotho Lesotho
Takemura, Hitomi

Kyushu International University Japan
Tanaka, Yoshihiro

Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan
Thanh, Nguyen TK

University College London and The Royal Institution of Great Britain United Kingdom
Tickner, James

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Australia
Tornberg, Anna-Karin
Senegal
Van der Wiel, Wilfred

University of Twente Netherlands
Van Thanh, Ngo

Institute of Physics Vietnam
Vaz-Pinto, Raquel
Institute for Political Studies - Catholic University of Portugal Portugal
Walther, Philip

University of Vienna Austria
Walton, Krista

Georgia Institute of Technology USA
Warner, Jamie
Australia
Watanabe, Koyo

University of Oulu Finland
Weiss, Gregory

University of California, Irvine USA
Weyhenmeyer, Gesa

Uppsala University Sweden
Wright, Caradee

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa
Yamuna, Krishnan
India
Yetis Kara, Bahar

Bilkent University Turkey
Zigman, Mihaela

Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), University of Heidelberg Germany
Åkerman, Johan

University of Gothenburg & Royal Institute of Technology Sweden