Professor Bernard Charpentier takes over as Chair of SAPEA

Fri, December 08, 2017

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has announced Professor Bernard Charpentier as the new chair of the SAPEA Board. Professor Charpentier is the President of FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine), Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Paris Sud 11 and a Fellow of the French Academy of Medicine.

He takes over from Professor Günter Stock (President of ALLEA), who chaired the Board in SAPEA’s first year after it launched in November 2016. Since its launch, SAPEA has worked in response to requests for science advice from the European College of Commissioners on cybersecurity, new techniques in agricultural biotechnology, food from the oceans, plant protection products and novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies.

As part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), SAPEA works collaboratively with the SAM High Level Group who provide independent scientific advice to the College of European Commissioners to inform their decision making. SAPEA comprises the five European Academy Networks: Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM.

For the full press release, please visit the SAPEA website.