Prof Sandra Van Puyvelde new co-chair of Young Academy

On 8 April 2023, professors Sandra Van Puyvelde and Bart Vermang will take over the role of chairs of the Jonge Academie. Sandra is a microbiologist & researcher at the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology of the University of Antwerp, a senior research associate at the University of Cambridge and visiting researcher at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. 

The Young Academy is an independent inter-university and interdisciplinary forum for young top researchers and artists with a vision of science, art, policy, and society. It’s a member-based organisation and consists of about fifty young scientists and artists who collaborate on socially relevant themes outside their working field in the strict sense of the word. Sandra has been a member of the academy since 2021. Find out more here