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The Executive Board of the Prize consists of the Pre­si­dent and the members of the Coun­cil of
The Round Table Foundation.

The Advisory Committee is formed by the previous Prize winners.

The Board may call in additional expert consultants.

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The deadline for nominations for the Pro Academia Prize 2019 is 30 June 2019.
© TRTF | Pro Academia Prize 2019.



The Executive Board


Peter A. Rinck
Chairman of the Board,
Pro Academia Prize.

Classical school edu­ca­tion, med­ical school and re­si­den­cy in Ber­lin. Doc­to­rate in Me­di­cal His­tory. Senior Re­search As­so­ci­ate, State Uni­ver­si­ty of New York at Stony Brook. Ad­junct Pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mons, Bel­gium; Pro­fes­sor of Ra­dio­logy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Trond­heim, Nor­way. Pre­si­dent, board mem­ber, scien­ti­fic con­sul­tant or ad­vi­ser to in­ter­na­tio­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions and found­ations (among them EMRF, ESMRMB, WHO, EC, UNIDO, the Nobel Committee). At pre­sent, Pre­si­dent of the Coun­cil of The Round Table Foun­d­ation (TRTF).


Robert N. Muller
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Ho­no­ra­ry Dean of the Facul­ty of Me­di­ci­ne, University of Mons, Belgium. Former post­doc­to­ral fellow of Paul C. Lau­ter­bur (Nobel Prize in Phy­sio­logy or Me­di­cine 2003). Author of around 200 pub­li­ca­tions in the field of chem­is­try and con­trast agents for me­di­cal imag­ing. Cur­rent­ly Di­rec­tor of In­ter­na­tio­nal Par­tner­ships, Cen­ter for Micro­scopy and Mo­le­cu­lar Imag­ing, Charle­roi, Bel­gium. Member of the Coun­cil of TRTF.

Hans G. Ringertz
Resear­cher in bio­physics from 1958. MD 1964. PhD Bio­physics 1969. Pro­fes­sor and Chair­man of Ra­dio­logy, Ka­ro­lins­ka Insti­tute, Stock­holm, 1984-2006. Pro­fes­sor Eme­ri­tus from 2006. Per­ma­nent mem­ber of the No­bel As­semb­ly for Phy­sio­logy or Me­di­cine 1986-2006; President-Elect and Pre­si­dent of the No­bel As­semb­ly 2002-2003. Chair­man of the Board, Cen­ter for Me­di­cal Imag­ing Science and Vi­sua­li­za­tion, Lin­köp­ing Uni­ver­sity. Con­sult­ing Pro­fes­sor at the De­part­ment of Ra­dio­logy | Stra­te­gic Cen­ter for Bio­me­di­cal Imag­ing, Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. Numerous awards, grants, and ho­no­ra­ry mem­ber­ships. Member of the Coun­cil of TRTF.


Patricia de Francisco
Degree in Psychology from the Uni­ver­si­dad de los An­des in Bo­go­tá, Co­lom­bia. M.Sc. in Psycho­logy and post-gra­duate studies in So­cio­logy at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, U.S.A. Lec­tu­rer at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land in Europe, and Re­sear­cher for the Norwegian Foundation for Industrial and Technical Research (SINTEF), Trond­heim, Nor­way. Scientific editor for TRTF and major publishing houses. Member of the Coun­cil of TRTF.


The Advisory Committee



Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Director of the Me­di­cal Imag­ing De­part­ment and of the Research Group on Bio­me­di­cal Imag­ing, Hos­pi­tal Uni­ver­si­ta­rio y Poli­téc­ni­co La Fe; Chair­man, Ra­dio­logy De­part­ment, Hos­pi­tal Qui­rón; Va­len­cia, Spain. Board mem­ber and pre­si­dent of se­ve­ral learn­ed so­ciet­ies; nu­me­rous awards, grants, and ho­no­ra­ry mem­ber­ships. Fellow of the Spa­nish Royal Aca­de­my of Me­di­ci­ne. Re­ci­pient of the Pro Aca­demia Prize in 2013.


Eduardo Posada Flórez
President of the Colo­mbian As­so­cia­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Science (ACAC), Bogotá; Pro­fes­sor Emer­itus of Physics at the Na­tio­nal Uni­ver­sity of Colombia; mem­ber of the Co­lom­bian Aca­demy of Scien­ces; for­mer pre­si­­dent of the Co­lom­bian Soci­ety of Phy­sics; for­mer Direc­tor of the Tech­nical Physics group of the Na­tio­nal Fe­de­ration of Coffee Grow­ers; mem­ber of the Coun­cil of the Inter­natio­nal Center for Theo­reti­cal Physics (ICTP) (1984), member of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Banco de la Re­pu­bli­ca Foun­dation. Re­ci­pient of the Pro Aca­demia Prize in 2017.


Regine C. Schulz
Director, Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum, Hil­des­heim, Ger­ma­ny; Assoc. Pro­fes­sor of Egyp­to­logy, Lud­wig Maxi­mi­lians Uni­ver­si­ty, Munich. Worked at Ger­man Ar­chaeo­logi­cal Ins­ti­tu­te, Cai­ro; Sta­te Mu­seum of Egyp­tian Art, Mu­nich. Ad­junct Pro­fes­sor, De­part­ment of Near East­ern Stu­dies, Johns Hopkins Uni­ver­sity; Cu­ra­tor and Chief Cu­ra­tor, The Wal­ters Art Mu­seum, Bal­ti­more, U.S.A. Ad­vi­sor to se­ve­ral go­vern­ments and insti­tu­tions. Chair­person of the Ad­vi­so­ry Coun­cil of the Inter­na­tio­nal Coun­cil of Museums (ICOM), Paris. Re­ci­pient of the Pro Aca­demia Prize in 2015.

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For space reasons, all curricula are substantially condensed.

Members of the Board and the Committee
receive no compensation.