The Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected 16 new members, including Mihai Netea, Dept. of Internal Medicine, theme Infectious diseases and global health. Prof. Netea will be installed at the annual meeting in September.
Other RIMLS KNAW members include Carl Figdor, Wilhelm Huck, and John Jansen.
The main functions of the members of the Academy (science division) are:
- Advising the government on matters related to scientific research;
- Assessing the quality of scientific research (peer review);
- Providing a forum for the scientific world and promoting international scientific cooperation; and
- Acting as an umbrella organisation for the institutes primarily engaged in basic and strategic scientific research and disseminating information.
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