Top row from the left: Elham B. Rostami (photo: Mikael Wallerstedt), Alison Gerber (photo: Sindre Lo Gerber), Adel Daoud (photo: Astrid Dünkelmann), bottom row from the left: Jessica Jewell (photo: Udo Schloegl), Andreas Nord (photo: Inger Ekström) and Cecilia Engdahl (photo: Elin Lindström).

Six new top researchers to the Young Academy of Sweden

Press release: on May 21st the Young Academy of Sweden are electing six new, prominent researchers representing fields ranging from brain surgery, analytical sociologoy and energy transformation.

The Young Academy of Sweden is an independent platform that gives younger researchers a strong voice in the policy debate and facilitates their efforts to contribute to a better research system and society. With a broad representation from various research fields and universities, research policy proposals, international cooperation, and outreach activities are developed.

YAS' new members

Adel Daoud, Associate Professor in analytical sociology at Linköping University, and,
Affiliated Associate Professor in data science and AI at Chalmers University of Technology
Cecilia Engdahl, Associated Professor in experimental autoimmunity at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Alison Gerber, Assistant Professor in sociology at Lund University
Jessica Jewell, Associate Professor in energy transformation at Chalmers University of Technology
Andreas Nord, Associate Professor in biology, particularly ecological physiology, at Lund University
Elham B. Rostami, Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor in neurosurgery at Uppsala University

Mia Liinason Foto: Erik Thor/SUA

Mia Liinason Photo: Erik Thor/SUA

We are both honored and happy to welcome new members, says Mia Liinason, professor of gender studies at Lund University, YAS' new chair as of 21 May, Young academies collaborate around the world and the work of standing up for freedom and knowledge is more important than ever.

Some of YAS's major activities this fall

The exhibition Life Eternal, a collaboration with the Nobel Prize Museum and Liljevalch's Art Gallery, the academy's research policy for the coming four-year period, and the launch of A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia. In 2023, SUA will host the international meeting for young academies in Europe: ENYA.


Chair Mia Liinason,
Head of communications Annika Moberg, 070-325 32 18,

Young Academy of Sweden
c/o The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Box 50005
SE-104 05 Stockholm

+ 46 (0)8 673 9500

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