The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected 19 new members. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements. The Academy has about 550 members. Members are appointed for life. The new members will be installed on Monday 16 September.

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Prof. dr. W.J.

Wout van Bekkum

Member since 2003

Wout van Bekkum is a Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Groningen.

His expertise lies in the field of Semitic languages and culture, especially the different varieties of the Hebrew language and Hebrew poetry from Late An...

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Prof. dr. C.R.

Connie Bezzina

Member since 2018

Connie Bezzina is Professor of Molecular Cardiogenetics at the Academic Medical Centre (University of Amsterdam). She has spent the past two decades conducting groundbreaking research on inherited cardiac disorders that lead to sudden death at a y...

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Prof. dr. C.A.

Karel Davids

Member since 2003

Karel Davids is Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History at VU Amsterdam.

He is one of the most influential historians in the field of economic and social history and, in particular, global history. Davids’ research adds an inte...

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Prof. dr. I.M.

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Member since 2014

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Professor of English Sociohistorical Linguistics, Leiden University, has acquired an eminent international reputation within the field of English historical sociolinguistics.

Her research focuses on the format...

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Prof. dr. C.G.

Carl Figdor

Member since 2008

Carl Figdor is Senior Professor in Experimental Immunology (in particular Tumor Immunology) at Radboud University Nijmegen and head of the Tumor Immunology Department at Radboudumc. Until 2010 he was the scientific director of  the Nijmegen Centr...

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Dr. D.J.

Debora Meijers

Member since 2006

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