European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Mariya Gabriel is the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport. Under her leadership, the new Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, and the cultural strand of Creative Europe programmes will be defined and implemented.
Professor Marion Koopmans is the director of the WHO collaborating centre for emerging infectious diseases at Erasmus, and Scientific Director “Emerging infectious diseases” of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (www.ncoh.nl).
Professor Maria Leptin is the President of the European Research Council. Prior to that, Professor Leptin served as Director of EMBO from 2010-2021. She also established a research group in Heidelberg at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The group studies the mechanics of shape determination during development.
Dr. Tina Comes is Full Professor on Decision Theory & Information Technology for Resilience at the TU Delft, Netherlands, and Full Professor in Decision-Making & Digitalisation at the University of Maastricht.
Belgian Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investment with responsibility for Science Policy
Thomas Dermine is the State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investment with responsibility for Science Policy, deputy to the Minister for the Economy and Labour in Alexander De Croo's federal government.
Université Catholique de Louvain and Stanford University
Eric Lambin, a geographer and environmental scientist, divides his time between University of Louvain and Stanford University. He is member of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
Michael Bang Petersen is Professor at Aarhus University and investigates how the adaptive challenges of human evolutionary history shape the way modern citizens think about mass politics. He directs The Politics and Evolution Lab (PoNE Lab).
Marc Schiltz was appointed Secretary General of the FNR in 2011. As of November 2017, he is also President of Science Europe, an association of major European research funding and research performing organisations.
Dr Magdalena Skipper is Editor in Chief of Nature and Chief Editorial Advisor for Nature Research. A geneticist by training, she did her doctoral work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Dominique Van Der Straeten is a senior full professor at Ghent University, and research director of the Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology (fpb.ugent.be). She conducted her PhD research at Harvard University with prof. H.M. Goodman and in Ghent with prof. M. Van Montagu.