Congratulations to Professor Zoltán Molnár, Tutorial Fellow in Human Anatomy, who was elected a Member of Academia Europaea in the field of Physiology and Neuroscience.

Academia Europaea elects over 200 members every year into four sections, including 34 from the UK in 2019. St John’s already has ten active members of Academia Europaea, including Professor Richard Compton, Professor Terence Cave, Professor Georg Gottlob, Professor Charles Hulme, Professor Christopher Leaver, Professor Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith, Professor Peter Day, Professor Sir David Cannadine, Professor Martin Stokes, and Professor Sir Keith Thomas.

The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world, for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The Academia aims to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.

Members of the Academia Europaea are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. There are now almost 4000 members, from a wide variety of different academic fields. The primary criterion for membership is ‘sustained academic excellence in the candidate’s field’.

Professor Molnár was inducted at the Annual Meeting of the Academia Europaea, entitled ‘Building Bridges 2019’, held in Barcelona from 23 to 24 October 2019. He said, ‘Being elected to Academia Europaea is a recognition not just for me, but for all my mentors, colleagues at my department and St John’s College’, and the past, present and future members of my laboratory’. 

Professor Zoltán Molnár becomes a member of Academia Europaea