Professor Eva Zažímalová and Professor Eric F. Lambin were nominated by European Research Organisations and selected by an independent Identification Committee, and will replace Professor Carina Keskitalo and Sir Paul Nurse, whose mandates expired on 15 May 2021.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said:
I am happy to welcome Professor Eva Zažímalová and Professor Eric F. Lambin as new members of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and look forward to receiving their excellent scientific advice. I also take the opportunity to thank Professor Carina Keskitalo and Sir Paul Nurse, who together with the rest of the Group have provided the Commission with impactful policy recommendations informed by excellent scientific evidence. I wish them all the best in their future work.
- Eva Zažímalová - Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology, president of the Czech Academy of Sciences, scientist at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences
- Eric F. Lambin - Professor of Geography and Sustainability Science, Université catholique de Louvain and Stanford University
With their broad, collective expertise, the new configuration of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will support EU policy makers by providing independent scientific advice to inform policymaking and improve the interaction between policy-making and scientific advice.